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.
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 Ireland. He claimed the record when overtaking Niall Quinn’s 21-goal haul 12 years ago.
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.
Not a bad career, is it?