Brilliant picture of Robbie Keane playing for Crumlin U-12s
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.
Irish skipper Robbie Keane hits the deck in an under 12s match between Crumlin and.Cherry Orchard in Pearse park. pic.twitter.com/A4DRxi8Qfm— Photos of Dublin (@PhotosOfDublin) February 6, 2015