Robbie Keane went out like he came in: on top. The Irish legend scored young man’s goal against mighty Oman in his last game for Ireland, punctuating it with his famous Shooter McGavin-esque celebration.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) August 31, 2016
Keane’s sweet strike means that he retires with 68 international goals, equal to West German and all-time great Gerd Müller. To understand what an honor it is to be mentioned in the same sentence as Gerd Müller, take a gander at the video below.
For as long as I can remember, Robbie Keane has been synonymous with Ireland’s national team. Before him, it was Roy Keane, and after, it will be Robbie Brady. Funny that they only have two names between the three of them, but life is funny.
They don’t make ’em like Roy anymore…
The two Keanes played together from 1998 to 2005 and the two Robbies shared the field from 2012 to 2016. Part of me wants to believe there’s an eight-year-old kid in Ireland named Brady Keane, destined to become the next great Irish footballer.
Robbie Brady and Brady Keane better get their acts together if they have designs on dethroning Robbie Keane, who has more international goals for Ireland than the second, third, and fourth leading scorers combined.
Let’s take a look at the greatest goal Robbie Keane ever scored, a stoppage time equalizer against Germany in the 2002 World Cup. If this doesn’t give you chills, watch it with the sound on:
What a fucking legend.