Tuesday 11 December 2018

Robbie Keane factfile

1980: Born Robert David Keane in Dublin on July 8.

1994: Chooses to join Wolves despite interest from top-flght clubs.

1997: Signs professional contract for Wolves in July.

1998: Makes his international debut for the Republic of Ireland as a substitute against Czech Republic.

1999: August - Joins Coventry for £6m to become the most expensive teenager in the Premiership and scores twice on his debut.

2000: July - Joins Inter Milan for £13m on five-year deal.

December - Leeds secure Keane on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent £12m switch.

2002: July 2 - Leeds agree a fee with Sunderland for the player but he decides against the move.

August - Joins Tottenham for £7m.

2004: October 13 - Becomes Republic's all-time record goalscorer with first-half brace in 2-0 win over Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifier at Lansdowne Road, surpassing Niall Quinn's total of 21 and moving onto 23.

2007: May - Signs new five-year contract with Spurs.

December - Becomes only the 13th player to score 100 Premier League goals.

2008: February - Wins the League Cup with Tottenham with a 2-1 triumph after extra time against Chelsea.

July 28 - Joins Liverpool in a deal worth £20.3m, signing a four-year contract.

October 1 - Scores first goal for Liverpool in 3-1 Champions League win at PSV Eindhoven.

November 8 - Finally nets first Premier League goals for new club with brace in 3-0 win against West Brom.

November 22 - Expresses his annoyance that his Liverpool future is being discussed by people from outside the club , adding: "I know I will score goals for this club and I would prefer to be judged at the end of this season, not in December."

January 25 - Dropped for FA Cup tie against Everton.

January 30 - Rafael Benitez tells Tottenham he is "not happy" with their manager Harry Redknapp's comments about Keane as speculation mounts over a possible return to Spurs.

February 1 - Not included in squad for home Premier League clash with Chelsea.

February 2 - Signs a four-year deal with Spurs for an initial fee of £12m.

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