Just a few weeks after fan favourite Rafa van Der Vaart decided to hang up his boots, yet another Tottenham legend has announced his retirement.
Robbie Keane has decided to finish his playing career to take up a position as Republic of Ireland assistant manager.
The 38-year-old had captained his country for around a decade, and played his last international back in 2016.
He is Ireland’s all time top scorer with an impressive 68 goals.
Over his club career Keano played 737 games and scored a huge 325 goals, but he is best known for the six years he spent at Spurs.
During this time at White Hart Lane he played 238 games for Tottenham, scoring 120 goals across two spells with the club.
Keano also played for the likes of Liverpool, Wolves, Inter Milan, Leeds, LA Galaxy, and Celtic across his long career.
Kean speaks of his fondness of the time he spent in North London, calling it a privilege to play for and captain Spurs.
talkSPORT report he said: “I had the great privilege to represent and captain Tottenham over 238 games.
“I had many wonderful times there and I will look back on my days at White Hart Lane with great fondness. The club will always hold a special place in my heart.
“To all those who believed in me, supported me and picked me up when I needed a hand, you can never know how much that has all meant.
“It was an honour to represent you.
“Today, after 23 wonderful years, I am formally announcing my retirement as a professional footballer.
“From Crumlin United around the world to the likes of Milan, London and Los Angeles, I could never have imagined the path my football life would take.
“It has exceeded all the hopes I had as a football-mad boy growing up in Dublin.”
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