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List of international goals scored by Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane playing for the Republic of Ireland in 2013
Robbie Keane (pictured in 2013) is the Republic of Ireland's most prolific scorer.

Robbie Keane, an Irish professional footballer, is the Republic of Ireland national football team's top scorer, with 68 goals in 146 appearances.[1] Keane made his international debut in a 2–1 defeat against the Czech Republic in March 1998,[1] and scored his first international goals on his fifth appearance, a UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying 5–0 victory over Malta.[2] He became Ireland's all-time leading scorer in October 2004, when he scored twice against the Faroe Islands during the qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup,[3] passing Niall Quinn's record of 21 goals in 91 games.[4] In June 2013, Keane also became Ireland's most capped player on his 126th appearance, in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the Faroes.[5] He is one of six Republic of Ireland players with 100 or more caps (four of whom are still active),[6] and has also captained his national team over 50 times.[5]

Keane has scored three international hat-tricks, the first coming against San Marino in November 2006. His second hat-trick came in June 2013, against the Faroes, while his third was against Gibraltar in October 2014. The latter made Keane the highest scorer in the history of UEFA European Championship qualifying competitions, with 21 goals, overtaking the previous record holder, Hakan Şükür of Turkey.[7] Keane is also one of twelve players to have scored in three consecutive World Cup finals matches; he scored one goal each against Germany and Saudi Arabia in the group stage, and against Spain in the knockout stage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[8]

Keane has scored more goals against the Faroes and Gibraltar (five) than against any other national team. More than half of his goals (41) were scored in home fixtures, played in three venues: Lansdowne Road, Croke Park and Aviva Stadium.[1]

Keane played his final match for the Republic of Ireland in August 2016, in a 4–0 victory over Oman, in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, scoring once with his 68th and final international goal for his country.[9]

Contents

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Republic of Ireland's goals first. Score column indicates score after each Keane goal. Updated as of 31 August 2016.[1]
International goals scored by Robbie Keane
No. Cap Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 5 14 October 1998 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Malta 1–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying [2]
2 2–0
3 10 1 September 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Yugoslavia 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying [10]
4 11 8 November 1999 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Mdina, Malta   Malta 1–0 3–2 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying [11]
5 13 13 November 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Turkey 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying [12]
6 14 23 February 2000 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Czech Republic 3–2 3–2 Friendly [13]
7 19 2 September 2000 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands   Netherlands 1–0 2–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification [14]
8 28 10 November 2001 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Iran 2–0 2–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification [15]
9 30 13 February 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Russia 2–0 2–0 Friendly [16]
10 31 27 March 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Denmark 2–0 3–0 Friendly [17]
11 35 5 June 2002 Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan   Germany 1–1 1–1 2002 FIFA World Cup [18]
12 36 11 June 2002 International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan   Saudi Arabia 1–0 3–0 [19]
13 37 16 June 2002 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Spain 1–1 1–1 [20]
14 38 21 August 2002 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland   Finland 2–0 3–0 Friendly [21]
15 43 7 June 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Albania 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying [22]
16 44 11 June 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Georgia 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying [23]
17 47 18 November 2003 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Canada 2–0 3–0 Friendly [24]
18 3–0
19 49 31 March 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Czech Republic 2–1 2–1 Friendly [25]
20 52 5 June 2004 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands   Netherlands 1–0 1–0 Friendly [26]
21 53 4 September 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Cyprus 3–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification [27]
22 56 13 October 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Faroe Islands 1–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification [3]
23 2–0
24 57 16 November 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Croatia 1–0 1–0 Friendly [28]
25 61 4 June 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Israel 2–0 2–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification [29]
26 65 1 March 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Sweden 2–0 3–0 Friendly [30]
27 70 15 November 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   San Marino 3–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying [31]
28 3–0
29 3–0
30 73 22 August 2007 NRGi Park, Aarhus, Denmark   Denmark 1–0 4–0 Friendly [32]
31 2–0
32 78 11 November 2007 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales   Wales 1–1 2–2 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying [33]
33 81 29 May 2008 Craven Cottage, London, England   Colombia 1–0 1–0 Friendly [34]
34 82 20 August 2008 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Norway 1–0 1–1 Friendly [35]
35 85 15 October 2008 Croke Park, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Cyprus 1–0 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [36]
36 86 11 February 2009 Croke Park, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Georgia 1–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [37]
37 2–1
38 88 1 April 2009 Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy   Italy 1–1 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [38]
39 89 29 May 2009 Craven Cottage, London, England   Nigeria 1–1 1–1 Friendly [39]
40 92 5 September 2009 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   Cyprus 2–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [40]
41 96 18 November 2009 Stade de France, Paris, France   France 1–0 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [41]
42 99 28 May 2010 RDS Arena, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Algeria 2–0 3–0 Friendly [42]
43 3–0
44 102 7 September 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Andorra 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [43]
45 103 8 October 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Russia 1–3 2–3 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [44]
46 105 26 March 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   North Macedonia 2–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [45]
47 106 24 May 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Northern Ireland 2–0 5–0 Nations Cup [46]
48 4–0
49 107 29 May 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Scotland 1–0 1–0 [47]
50 108 4 June 2011 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Macedonia   North Macedonia 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [48]
51 2–0
52 113 11 November 2011 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 3–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [49]
53 4–0
54 121 9 September 2012 Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan 1–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [50]
55 125 2 June 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Georgia 3–0 4–0 Friendly [51]
56 4–0
57 126 7 June 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Faroe Islands 1–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [52]
58 2–0
59 3–0
60 128 6 September 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Sweden 1–0 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [53]
61 130 15 October 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Kazakhstan 1–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [54]
62 131 15 November 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Latvia 1–0 3–0 Friendly [55]
63 136 11 October 2014 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Gibraltar 1–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [1][56]
64 2–0
65 3–0
66 141 4 September 2015 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal   Gibraltar 2–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [1][57]
67 3–0
68 146 31 August 2016 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland   Oman 2–0 4–0 Friendly [58]

StatisticsEdit

National team statistics[1][59][60]
FIFA
caps
FIFA
goals
Non-FIFA
caps
Non-FIFA
goals
Total
caps
Total
goals
165 63 3 5 168 68

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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