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35 Reasons Why We Love Robbie Keane

35 Reasons Why We Love Robbie Keane

Happy 35th birthday to Robbie Keane. Here are 35 reasons we love Ireland's all-time top-scorer.

1. The goal against Germany

2. And it inspiring this comment

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3. That colour combination
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4. Pride in being Irish captain

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5. 140 caps for Ireland
6. 65 goals for Ireland
7. He's the highest scoring active international footballer.
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8. 123 Premier League goals
9. The cartwheel

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10. The machine gun

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11. This
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12. A combined transfer fee of £115m, making him one of the most expensive players of all-time
13. Scoring for Ireland every year since his debut in 1998
14. An all-time record of 21 goals in European Championship qualifiers

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15. Scoring in 3 consecutive matches against Germany, Saudi Arabia and Spain at World Cup 2002
16. "He's certainly one of the best players in the MLS"

17. Morrissey's his cousin

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18. He knows President Michael D. Higgins

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19. And Barack Obama

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20. Charity work

His Charity Work

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21. Improving style

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22. The singing

23. Honesty when benched against Scotland
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 If the manager wants to play one up-front, I'm not fucking Niall Quinn and I'm not Shane Long

 

24. Managing to play for all 10 of his boyhood clubs

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25. He's a joker

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26. Being the MLS' most valuable player last season

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27. When LA Galaxy came to Dublin

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28. The penalties

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29. When Spurs came to Coppers

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30. "Jesus, you're trying to kill me here, we just won the championship"

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31. Claudine

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32. 17 years in an Irish jersey

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33. Complete dedication to the Green shirt
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34. Still loves playing for Ireland

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35. He's still got it

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