Robbie Keane's career in numbers


Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane has signalled his intention to step down from the international arena after this month's clash with Oman.

Let's take a look at his career in numbers.

He's played for his country 145 times, a national record.

Robbie Keane thanks fans (Chris Radburn/PA)

That's 18 years as an international player. He has scored in the previous 17 but not yet this year.

He's a prolific goal-scorer.

Keane has scored a record 67 goals for the Republic of Ireland. He claimed the record when overtaking Niall Quinn's 21-goal haul 12 years ago.

Goal (Niall Carson/PA)

41 of those goals were scored in World Cup or European Championship qualifiers, and three of them at the 2002 World Cup. This brings him to 15th place on FIFA's all-time scoring list.

His personal best is eight goals in a calendar year, which he achieved in both 2011 and 2013.

He's moved about a bit.

Seven permanent clubs during his international career, plus three loan spells.

Keane plays for Tottenham Hotspur (Sean Dempsey/PA)

Not a bad career, is it?