Robert David Keane was born in Dublin on the 8th of July 1980 and would become one of the biggest football stars this country has ever produced.
He started his career with Crumlin United before making the move cross channel where he would play for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, Inter Milan, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Celtic, West Ham United, and Aston Villa.
He would also enjoy great success across the Atlantic with LA Galaxy before ending his career with ATK in India.
In 1998 he helped the Ireland Under-18s to success in the European Championships and the following year he played for the Irish Youths in the World Cup in Nigeria.
He won his first senior cap against the Czech Republic in Olomouc in March '98 and played outstanding football in the World Cup finals of 2002 in South Korea and Japan, scoring three goals including an unforgettable last-minute equaliser against Germany.
He is the most prolific goal scorer in Ireland's history with 68 goals and holds the most number of caps with 146.
Keane proved an influential captain on the march to Poland for the Euros in 2012 and was a member of the squad that travelled to France for the finals in 2016.
He made his final appearance for Ireland against Oman on 31 August 2016, scoring Ireland's second goal in a 4-0 win and has since been involved in the coaching set-up under Mick McCarthy.