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Robbie Keane retires: 145 caps, 67 goals and 18 years in 32 glorious pictures

Thanks for the memories, Robbie!

Robbie Keane retires: 145 caps, 67 goals and 18 years in 32 glorious pictures
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  • Making his debut against Czech Republic in 1998.

    Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO
  • First of many, against Malta later that year.

    Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO
  • In training with Damien Duff.

    Source: © INPHO / Patrick Bolger
  • Tearing defences apart since 1998...

    Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Keane went to three major tournaments, including the 2002 World Cup.

    Source: INPHO
  • Where he helped Ireland reached the last 16.

    Source: INPHO
  • Always a fan's favourite.

    Source: INPHO
  • That famous goal against Germany...

    Source: INPHO
  • Will always live long in the memory.

    Source: INPHO
  • Celebrating with Roy Keane in 2002.

    Source: INPHO
  • The famous cartwheel celebration.

    Source: INPHO
  • Captain fantastic against Sweden.

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • Leading the national anthem in Croke Park in 2008.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • With Trap

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • Robbie Keane

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • Robbie Keane File Photo

    Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Alan Kelly consoles Robbie Keane

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • With his son Robbie and wife Claudine.

    Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO
  • Lifting the prestigious Carling Nations Cup.

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
  • Celebrating his 51st goal against Macedonia in 2010.

    Source: JOHN BARRINGTON
  • Robbie Keane celebrates after the game

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • But it was a forgettable tournament.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • For more reasons than one.

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • Robbie Keane celebrates scoring the opening goal

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • With his son Robert.

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • With Martin O'Neill in New Jersey.

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • A hat-trick against Gibraltar helped Ireland on their way to Euro 2016.

    Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
  • Congratulating Shane Long on THAT goal against Germany.

    Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
  • Coming off the bench in Paris against Sweden.

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • And he did the same against Belgium.

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • A hug for Roy at the end of a memorable campaign.

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
  • Thanks for the memories, Robbie!

    Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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The end of an era! Robbie Keane announces retirement from international football

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