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“One of the very best… happy retirement” – Some Tottenham fans wish former striker all the best after retirement



Robbie Keane while playing for Tottenham

Former Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has retired from professional football. The forward spent a number of seasons at Tottenham over a couple of spells and also played for clubs such as Liverpool, Celtic, Leeds United, West Ham United and LA Galaxy.

The 38-year-old released a statement (h/t BBC):

“Today, after 23 wonderful years, I am formally announcing my retirement as a professional footballer.

“From Crumlin United around the world to the likes of Milan, London and Los Angeles, I could never have imagined the path my football life would take.”

Keane elaborated about his time at a number of clubs and had some choice words for Tottenham too.

“I had the great privilege to represent and captain Tottenham over 238 games. I had many wonderful times there and I will look back on my days at White Hart Lane with great fondness. The club will always hold a special place in my heart.”

The 38-year-old had some wonderful goals for Spurs during his years at the club, and every fan would remember his signature celebration.

A number of fans were quick to praise the former striker and here are some of their reactions to the player’s retirement.

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