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Here are several free-kicks we'll never forget from ex-Ireland international Ian Harte

The former Leeds defender announced his retirement earlier in the week.

EX-IRELAND INTERNATIONAL Ian Harte confirmed his retirement from football during the week.

The Drogheda native made over 200 appearances for Leeds and also had stints at Levante, Sunderland and Bournemouth among other clubs.

The veteran full-back also had a notable career for Ireland, earning 63 caps and featuring as part of the side that played in the 2002 World Cup.

While he was primarily a defender, it was perhaps for his set-piece ability that the ex-Home Farm youngster was best known.

Harte will be remembered as one of the best dead-ball specialists in Premier League history — he is third on the all-time list of top-scoring Premier League defenders, managing 28 goals in total.

Here are some of his best free-kicks…

1. Leeds v Man United (29 March, 2002)

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2. Ireland v Israel (4 June 2005)

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3. Middlesbrough v Reading (25 February 2012)

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4. Portsmouth v Leeds (23 January 1999)

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5. Nottinghan Forest Vs Reading (9 April 2011) 

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6. Reading v Barnsley (25 September, 2010)

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7. And a few more…

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