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

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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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