Sunday 22 October 2017

Brilliant picture of Robbie Keane playing for Crumlin U-12s

Robbie Keane, left, lies on the ground during an U-12 game between Crumlin and Cherry Orchard in Pearse Park.
Robbie Keane, left, lies on the ground during an U-12 game between Crumlin and Cherry Orchard in Pearse Park.

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has come a long way from his days as a schoolboy with Crumlin United as this picture illustrates.

The LA Galaxy forward has won three titles from three-and-a-half years in California and averaged 20 goals per season, including nine goals in play-off games.

Ireland's record goal scorer has earned the reputation as the most successful import in MLS, to add to a distinguished Premier League career with Coventry City, Tottenham Hotspur (twice), Leeds United and Liverpool, not to mention stints with Inter Milan and Celtic, but the 34 year-old has always remained loyal to his roots.

A picture of a young Keane lying on the ground during an U-12 game between Crumlin and Cherry Orchard has emerged and perhaps is an indicator that the striker has always had to deal with more physically imposing players throughout his career.

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