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Robbie Keane
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Personal information
Full name Robert David Keane
Date of birth 8 July 1980 (1980-07-08) (age 29)
Place of birth Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Celtic
(on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Number 7
Youth career
Crumlin United
1995–1997 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers 73 (24)
1999–2000 Coventry City 31 (12)
2000–2001 Internazionale 6 (0)
2001 Leeds United (loan) 18 (9)
2001–2002 Leeds United 28 (4)
2002–2008 Tottenham Hotspur 197 (80)
2008–2009 Liverpool 19 (5)
2009– Tottenham Hotspur 34 (11)
2010– Celtic (loan) 6 (4)
National team
1998– Republic of Ireland 97 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:30, 20 February 2010 (UTC+1).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:18, 11 October 2009 (UTC+1)

Robert David "Robbie" Keane (born 8 July 1980 in Tallaght, Dublin) is the current captain of the Republic of Ireland national football team, and a striker for Celtic, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. He is the all-time record goalscorer for the Irish national side, as well as the 9th highest goalscorer in Tottenham history and the 10th highest goalscorer in Premier League history.

He began his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice in his first team debut aged 17. The following season he was the club's leading goalscorer and scored his first international goal with Republic of Ireland. He changed club frequently between 1999 and 2002, breaking transfer fee records, but his brief spells at Internazionale and Leeds United were unexceptional. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2002 and played there for six years. The 2007–08 season was the most fruitful of his career as he set a career record of 23 goals in a season, scored a landmark 100th competitive goal for Tottenham and won his first senior honour, the League Cup. He moved to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent only six months at the club and soon returned to Tottenham, where he was made first team captain.

Keane is best known for his performances at Tottenham, where he gained repute as a consistent goalscorer and often finished the season having scored the most goals on his team. Keane's pedigree was reinforced when he became Ireland's record goalscorer in 2004 and Steve Staunton appointed him national team captain in 2006.

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Professional Career

Keane progressed through Wolves' youth ranks and made his professional debut aged 17 on 9 August 1997, scoring twice against Norwich City. The following season he excelled at the club, earning praise from both the press and Wolves manager Colin Lee.[1] He went on to be the club's leading scorer, with 16 goals in the 1998-99 season.[2] Keane's performances and goalscoring record with both Wolves and his national team attracted much interest from larger clubs and a move for the young striker seemed imminent given Wolves' finances.[3][4] However, with three years left on his contract, Wolves sought a high price for their Irish starlet and managing director John Richards stated his reluctance to sell Keane unless their asking price was met.[5]

Coventry City

Just weeks into the 1999-2000 season, he was sold to Premier League club Coventry City for £6m, then a British record for a teenager. Keane got off to a great start scoring 2 goals in his debut. During a successful season at Coventry, he played a major role in a stylish attacking side boasting the likes of Carlton Palmer, Gary McAllister, Mustapha Hadji, Youssef Chippo and Gavin Strachan. The Sky Blues enjoyed a two month unbeaten run in the autumn of 1999 culminating in a memorable win over arch rivals Aston Villa, which endeared him greatly to all Coventry fans. He scored 12 goals in 34 games, many of them showpiece finishes, and came to both national and international prominence. Although his 12 goals and one season stay at the club may seem unremarkable today, his popularity among Sky Blues fans remains undiminished, with many pointing to his departure to Serie A as the principal catalyst in the club's eventual relegation after 34 consecutive seasons.

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Internazionale

Marcello Lippi, manager of Internazionale, succeeded in obtaining Keane's signature, for a fee of £13 million.[6] However, Keane's dream move to Italy soon soured when Lippi was sacked. Lippi's successor, Marco Tardelli, deemed Keane to be surplus to requirements. Keane's ambition refused to let him stagnate in Italy and in December 2000 he was loaned out to Leeds United after only 13 appearances and two goals for Inter in all competitions.

Leeds United

His Leeds career got off to an impressive start, scoring 9 goals in 14 starts before the Leeds manager, David O'Leary, made his loan deal permanent in May 2001 at a original cost of £12 million. The following season was not so bright, and he found himself dropping down the pecking order. His form suffered and he only managed 10 goals in 36 appearances. Meanwhile, Leeds' financial troubles forced the club to sell many of its players and Keane joined the exodus when he was sold to Tottenham Hotspur just before the 2002-03 transfer deadline for a fee of £7 million.[7]

Tottenham Hotspur

Robbie Keane, about to take a penalty at White Hart Lane

On signing him for Tottenham, manager Glenn Hoddle said that Keane was ideally suited to Tottenham and could make White Hart Lane his "spiritual home" for years to come. Keane had an impressive debut at Spurs, winning a penalty during a 3–2 win over West Ham. Keane's first goal for Tottenham came in a 2–1 win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Although Spurs finished in a disappointing tenth place, Keane was their success story of the season, finishing as Tottenham's top scorer with 13 goals, including a spectacular hat-trick in a win over Everton at White Hart Lane.

In the 2003–04 season, Spurs battled with relegation, but Keane's goals played a major part in helping secure Tottenham's Premier League status. A hat-trick against Wolves and a last minute penalty to equalise in the North London derby against Arsenal were highlights as Keane once again ended the season as Tottenham's top scorer with 16 goals.

His third season, 2004–05, was more frustrating. Despite finishing with his highest return of goals in a season for Tottenham, 17, he played second-fiddle to the likes of Jermain Defoe, Fredi Kanoute and Mido for much of the season. The frustration culminated in Keane storming from the dugout towards the end of a game against Birmingham City in April 2005 after all the substitutes had been used, meaning he would not get a chance to appear. He was fined £10,000 and forced to train with the reserves after the outburst and his future at the club was thrown into doubt.[8][9]

He knuckled down after this incident but the 2005–06 season started as the previous one had ended, with Defoe being preferred to partner Mido in Tottenham's strikeforce. However, Defoe's strike-rate continued to disappoint and Keane's persistence paid off in November when manager Martin Jol eventually gave Keane a chance to replace Defoe and stake his claim.

He grabbed the chance with both hands, started playing some of the best football of his career and by March had overtaken Mido as the top goalscorer at the club. Keane went on to finish the season with 16 league goals — making him the Premier League's joint fourth top goalscorer that season. He had also been made the vice-captain, taking the captaincy on occasions when Ledley King was not available.[9]

Hoddle once said of Keane's personality:

"He's such a bubbly lad that anyone who meets him loves him."

[10] Edgar Davids and Keane were involved in a training ground fight in December 2005, but the pair subsequently made up publicly and were seen encouraging each other on the pitch.[11]

In February 2006, Inter's owner and president, Massimo Moratti, admitted his regret at letting Keane go after being impressed by his performances at Tottenham.[12] Keane extended his commitment to Tottenham, signing a new four year contract in March 2006.[13] Keane was named as one of ten Spurs squad members to be struck down by norovirus on 6 May 2006. However, he still managed to play in their final game of the season against West Ham United.[14]

Keane had a slow start to the 2006–07 season which was further set back by a knee ligament injury that Keane suffered against Middlesbrough on 5 December 2006. His coming back from injury marked the beginning of a return to form and a dynamic partnership with Dimitar Berbatov. Keane and Berbatov were jointly awarded the FA Premier League's Player of the Month Award for April 2007. Keane finished the season with a total of 22 goals in all competitions - the highest ever season tally of his career - scoring 15 goals in his last 15 appearances of the season.

Keane started in his 200th appearance for Tottenham in the final game of the 2006–07 season against Manchester City scoring the first goal in a 2–1 victory that saw Tottenham secure fifth place in the league.

He signed a new five year contract with Tottenham on 28 May 2007.[15] On 26 December 2007 he became the thirteenth player in the history of the league to score 100 Premier League goals.[16] 2007 proved to be a remarkable year for the striker with a total of 31 goals and 13 assists from just 40 starts. His tally of 19 league goals in the calendar year was the highest of any player in the Premier League throughout 2007.[17]

He scored his 100th competitive goal for Tottenham in the 2–0 win against Sunderland on 19 January 2008. He is the fifteenth Tottenham player to achieve this feat. On 24 February 2008 he won his first senior honour as a player as his Tottenham side won the first League Cup Final to be played at the new Wembley Stadium, beating Chelsea 2–1 after extra time.[18] On 12 April 2008 Keane made his 250th appearance for Spurs in the 1–1 draw with Middlesbrough. Keane finished the 2007–08 season equal top scorer for Spurs with Berbatov, with 23 goals in all competitions. His 15 Premier League goals making him the first Spurs player to score double figures in the Premier League in 6 consecutive seasons.[19] Keane in his Tottenham career won the player of year three times (2003–04, 2005–06 and 2007–08); the first player to do so.[2]

His consistency and strike-rate attracted the attention of Premier League rivals Liverpool. Despite initial resistance to the sale and accusations of misconduct,[20][21] Tottenham agreed to a £20.3 million deal for the player.

Liverpool

Liverpool publicly announced their interest in Keane on 1 July 2008.[22]After signing for Liverpool, Keane said "The club is massive. I am a Liverpool fan since a young boy and did not have to ask much about it. I always wanted to play for Liverpool more than any other club. It's absolutely fantastic to be here." Amid accusations that Liverpool had unsettled the player, Tottenham [58] Hotspur filed a complaint to the Premier League regarding the club's conduct.[21] However, on 28 July 2008, Tottenham confirmed the sale of Keane for £19 million (plus a potential £1.3 million in performance based compensation).[23][24] Keane agreed terms with Liverpool shortly afterwards, signing a four year contract with the Merseyside club.[25] Following the transfer, Tottenham withdrew their official complaint against Liverpool after the club made a donation to the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and apologised for their behaviour prior to the deal.[26] Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy publicly stated his dissatisfaction, saying he had been forced into transferring the player due to Liverpool's interference.[27] In his first interview as a Liverpool player, Keane expressed no regret over the move and revealed he would wear the number 7 shirt; a number previously worn by Liverpool heavyweights Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan.[28][29] Keane scored his first goal for Liverpool on 1 October 2008 in a Champions League win against PSV Eindhoven at Anfield.[30] A second Champions League goal quickly followed scoring the opening goal in Liverpools 1-1 draw with Atlético Madrid.[31] Premier League goals were less forthcoming but he scored twice for Liverpool against West Bromwich Albion on 8 November.[32] The double after a goalless spell came as a relief to the striker but he reflected upon the situation with maturity:

"The goals have been a long time coming but deep down I knew they would. I might have worried about it when I was younger but not now."

[33]

Robbie Keane, playing against Chelsea on 21 March 2009 at White Hart Lane

Six weeks passed before Keane scored again but it was a crucial equaliser against Arsenal, giving Liverpool a 1–1 away draw against their league rivals.[34] In the following Premier League match against Bolton Wanderers, Keane scored two more league goals to seal a 3–0 win for Liverpool.[35] During the January transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur made an approach for the striker and Liverpool accepted the offer, allowing the Irishman to return to his former club.[36][37][38]

Return to Tottenham

Keane rejoined Tottenham on 2 February 2009, signing for a basic fee of £12 million, potentially rising to £16 million with add-ons.[39] The deal meant that the cumulative transfer fees paid for Keane over his career amounted to around £75 million.[40] He signed a four-year contract with the north London club.[41] Keane was one of three players to make returns to Tottenham during the transfer window, along with Jermain Defoe and Pascal Chimbonda.[23] He was also made Tottenham vice-captain a week later,[42] after often deputising for Ledley King during his first spell there.[43][44][45][46][47] Keane scored his first goal since his return to the club on 4 March,[48] opening the scoring in the crucial 4–0 home victory against Middlesbrough.[49][50] He followed this up by scoring another vital goal, this time a last-minute equaliser, away to Sunderland in a 1–1 draw on 7 March.[51][52]

Soon after Keane's return to White Hart Lane, railway service Virgin Trains ran an advertisement with the slogan "A Liverpool to London return faster than Robbie Keane."[53] On his return to Liverpool on the final day of the season, he scored in a 3–1 defeat.[54] He received a generally warm reception from the fans despite scoring against them.

On 31 July 2009, Keane captained Tottenham to winning the Premier League Asia Trophy in a pre-season competition in China. He scored twice in the 3-0 win over Hull City inside Beijing National Stadium. On 26 September 2009, Keane scored four goals in a 5-0 win over Burnley.[55] During Tottenham's Carling Cup Fourth Round match, Keane scored one of two goals against Everton on 27 October 2009 at White Hart Lane.[56][57]. He continued his scoring form with another against Sunderland in their 2-0 home win on 7 November 2009.

Celtic

On 1 February 2010, Keane signed for Celtic in a loan deal until the end of the 2009-10 season and wears the number 7 shirt, previously worn by Scott McDonald and Henrik Larsson.[58][59] After signing for Celtic, Keane said "The club is massive. I am a Celtic fan and did not have to ask much about it. I always wanted to play for Celtic.[58] It's absolutely fantastic to be here."[60]

He made his Celtic debut in a 1-0 defeat on 2 February at Rugby Park against Kilmarnock.[61] He scored his first goal for Celtic in a 4-2 victory in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup against Dunfermline at East End Park.[62] He scored his first goal in the SPL against Aberdeen in the 4-4 draw on 13 February. Celtic were ahead 3 times during the match, only for Aberdeen to come back.[63] His first goal at Celtic Park proved to be the winner against Dundee United on 20 February.[64] He sampled the atmosphere of the Old Firm derby against Rangers for the first time on 28 February, where Celtic lost 1-0. Keane scored his first Celtic hat trick in a 3-0 win Scottish Cup quarter-final win over Kilmarnock on 13 March to make it eight goals only 7 games

International career

Keane was part of so called "Golden Generation" of Republic of Ireland youth football of the late 1990s. Under the guidance of Brian Kerr, the unfancied Republic won the UEFA U-16 and U-18 European championships in 1998, and Robbie was part of the victorious U-18 side in Cyprus.[65] In 1999, he played at the World Youth Cup in Nigeria, where the Republic reached the last 16 before going out on penalties to the hosts.

He made his first senior appearance for the Republic of Ireland against the Czech Republic in Olomouc in March 1998, scoring his first senior goal against Malta in October that year. He won his 70th cap in the Republic's 5–0 defeat of San Marino, scoring a hat-trick along the way.[66]

Keane was part of the 2002 World Cup campaign in South Korea and Japan, scoring three goals in the Republic of Ireland's four games. Keane scored an injury-time equaliser against Germany in the group stage match as the Irish surprised many by holding the former champions to a draw. This was the first goal and only goal Germany conceded in the tournament, except the final. In the Round of 16 match against Spain, he scored a last-minute penalty to force the game into extra time and a penalty shoot-out after the Irish had gone a goal down early in the first half, but eventually lost 3-2 on penalties.

Although the Republic of Ireland failed to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, Keane scored four goals in the Republic's eight qualifying matches and remains their most prolific goalscorer, topping the national team scoring charts.

Following Steve Staunton's appointment as the manager of the Republic of Ireland, Keane was appointed captain.[67] In their first game under Staunton, Keane scored the second goal in the 3–0 victory against Sweden at Lansdowne Road, and celebrated the final match at the Lansdowne Road stadium, against San Marino, with a hat trick.[66] Giovanni Trapattoni, who took over from Staunton, maintained Keane as team captain strating in his first game in charge against Serbia on 24 May 2008 which ended in a 1–1 draw.[68]

As captain, Keane led the team to a second place finish in the 2010 World Cup qualifying. He scored his 40th international goal against Cyprus, a header in the 83rd minute, which secured a 2-1 win for Ireland.[69] Along with Dimitar Berbatov, he topped the scoring chart in the qualifying group with 5 goals in 10 games. His 41st international goal came in the 2010 World cup play-off with France on 18 November 2009.[70] This was his 26th goal in competitive (non-friendly) internationals.

Personal life

On 7 June 2008 he married his long time girlfriend, former Miss Ireland contestant Claudine Palmer, in Ballybrack, South Dublin. [71] The couple had their first child on 10 May 2009, a boy named Robert Ronan Keane.[72][73]

Honours

Coventry City

Intenazionale

Tottenham Hotspur

Republic of Ireland

Individual

Career statistics

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wolves

(First Division)

1997-98 38 11 3 0 4 0 45 11
1998-99 33 11 2 2 4 3 39 16
1999-00 2 2 1 0 3 2
Total 73 24 5 2 9 3 87 29
Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Coventry City

(Premier League)

1999–2000 31 12 3 0 34 12
Total 31 12 3 0 34 12
Serie A Coppa Italia Supercoppa Italiana Europe Total
Internazionale
(Serie A)
2000–01 6 0 3 1 1 1 4 1 14 3
Total 6 0 3 1 1 1 4 1 14 3
Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Leeds United

(Premier League)

2000–01 18 9 2 0 20 9
2001–02 25 3 2 3 6 3 33 9
2002–03 3 1 3 1
Total 46 13 2 0 2 3 6 3 56 19
Tottenham Hotspur

(Premier League)

2002–03 29 13 1 0 2 0 32 13
2003–04 34 14 3 1 4 1 41 16
2004–05 35 11 6 3 4 3 45 17
2005–06 36 16 1 0 1 0 38 16
2006–07 27 11 5 5 3 1 9 5 44 22
2007–08 36 15 3 2 5 2 10 4 54 23
Total 197 80 19 11 19 7 19 9 254 107
Liverpool

(Premier League)

2008–09 19 5 1 0 1 0 7 2 28 7
Total 19 5 1 0 1 0 7 2 28 7
Tottenham Hotspur

(Premier League)

2008–09 14 5 - - - - - - 14 5
2009–10 17 6 1 1 2 2 - - 20 9
Total 31 11 1 1 2 2 - - 34 14
League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
Celtic

(Scottish Premier League)

2009-10 6 4 2 4 0 0 - - 8 8
Total 6 4 2 4 0 0 - - 8 8
Career Totals 406 148 36 19 34 16 36 15 514 198
Correct as of 13 March 2010

International goals

Scores and results list Ireland's goal tally first
Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored(Tally)
14 October 1998 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Malta 5 – 0 Euro 2000 qualification 2 (2)
1 September 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Yugoslavia 2 – 1 Euro 2000 qualification 1 (3)
8 November 1999 Ta' Qali Stadium, Mdina  Malta 3 – 2 Euro 2000 qualification 1 (4)
13 November 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Turkey 1 – 1 UEFA Euro 2000 qualification 1 (5)
23 February 2000 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Czech Republic 2 – 0 Friendly match 1 (6)
2 September 2000 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam  Netherlands 2 – 2 2002 World Cup qualification 1 (7)
10 November 2001 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Iran 2 – 0 2002 World Cup qualification 1 (8)
13 February 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Russia 2 – 0 Friendly match 1 (9)
27 March 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Denmark 3 – 0 Friendly match 1 (10)
5 June 2002 Kashima Stadium, Kashima, Ibaraki  Germany 1 – 1 2002 World Cup 1 (11)
11 June 2002 International Stadium of Yokohama, Yokohama  Saudi Arabia 3 – 0 2002 World Cup 1 (12)
16 June 2002 Suwon Big Bird Stadium, Suwon  Spain 1 – 1 2002 World Cup 1 (13)
21 August 2002 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki  Finland 3 – 0 Friendly match 1 (14)
7 June 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Albania 2 – 1 Euro 2004 qualification 1 (15)
11 June 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Georgia 2 – 0 Euro 2004 qualification 1 (16)
18 November 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Canada 3 – 0 Friendly match 2 (18)
31 March 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Czech Republic 2 – 1 Friendly match 1 (19)
5 June 2004 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam  Netherlands 1 – 0 Friendly match 1 (20)
4 September 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Cyprus 3 – 0 2006 World Cup qualification 1 (21)
13 October 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Faroe Islands 2 – 0 2006 World Cup qualification 2 (23)
16 November 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Croatia 1 – 0 Friendly match 1 (24)
4 June 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Israel 2 – 2 2006 World Cup qualification 1 (25)
1 March 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  Sweden 3 – 0 Friendly match 1 (26)
15 November 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin  San Marino 5 – 0 Euro 2008 qualification 3 (29)
22 August 2007 NRGi Park, Aarhus  Denmark 4 – 0 Friendly match 2 (31)
11 November 2007 Millennium Stadium,Cardiff  Wales 2 – 2 Euro 2008 qualification 1 (32)
29 May 2008 Craven Cottage, London  Colombia 1 – 0 Friendly match 1 (33)
20 August 2008 Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo  Norway 1 – 1 Friendly match 1 (34)
15 October 2008 Croke Park, Dublin  Cyprus 1 – 0 2010 World Cup qualification 1 (35)
11 February 2009 Croke Park, Dublin  Georgia 2 – 1 2010 World Cup qualification 2 (37)
1 April 2009 Stadio San Nicola, Bari  Italy 1 – 1 2010 World Cup qualification 1 (38)
29 May 2009 Craven Cottage, London  Nigeria 1 – 1 Friendly match 1 (39)
5 September 2009 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  Cyprus 2 – 1 2010 World Cup qualification 1 (40)
18 November 2009 Stade De France, Paris  France 1 – 1 2010 World Cup qualification Play-off 1 (41)

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  45. ^ Spurs 2 Torino 0: Spurs bask in seventh heaven
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  56. ^ Tottenham 2-0 Everton
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Accolades

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ledley King
Tottenham Hotspur Captain
2009
Succeeded by
Ledley King
Preceded by
Kenny Cunningham
Republic of Ireland Captain
2006–-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Simple English

Robbie Keane
File:Robbiekeane
Personal information
Full name Robert David Keane
Date of birth 8 July 1980 (1980-07-08) (age 30)
Place of birth    Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Celtic
Number 7
Youth clubs
1995-1997 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior clubs
Years Club
1997-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001
2001-2002
2002-2008
2008
2009-
2010-
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Coventry City
Internazionale Milano
Leeds United (loan)
Leeds United
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur
Celtic (loan)
National team
1998- Republic of Ireland

Robbie Keane (born 8 July 1980) is an Irish football player. He plays for Celtic and Republic of Ireland national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1997/98Wolverhampton WanderersFirst Division38113040-4511
1998/9933112243-3916
1999/00220010-32
1999/00Coventry CityPremier League31123000-3412
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2000/01Internazionale MilanoSerie A6031-41132
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2000/01Leeds UnitedPremier League1892000-209
2001/02253230063339
2002/03310000-31
2002/03Tottenham HotspurPremier League29131020-3213
2003/0434143141-4116
2004/0535116343-4517
2005/0636161010-3816
2006/0727115531954422
2007/08361532521045423
2008/09LiverpoolPremier League195101072287
2008/09Tottenham HotspurPremier League1450000-145
2009/102062132-259
ScotlandLeague Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup EuropeTotal
2009/10CelticPremier League
CountryEngland 3991453417232123214497188
Italy 6031-41132
Scotland 0000000000
Total 405145371832123615510190

International career statistics

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Republic of Ireland national team
YearAppsGoals
199852
199983
200092
200171
2002116
200374
2004106
200571
200664
200783
200873
2009116
2010
Total9641

References


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