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The LA Galaxy has just paid a classy tribute to Robbie Keane on his big day

Ireland’s striker will play his last ever game for his country this evening.

IRISH FOOTBALL’S MOST capped player and its highest ever goalscorer makes his final appearance in the green jersey tonight.

After an international career that has spanned more than 18 years, fans at the Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road in Dublin will say goodbye to Robbie Keane the player.

During that career, Keane has captained the Republic of Ireland a record number of times, including twice at the three international championships at which he played.

He’s also provided Irish fans with some of the most memorable moments of recent times and has a goalscoring record that rivals some of the best ever international footballers.

In short, his contribution to Irish football is virtually unrivalled and he’s a bona fide sporting legend.

Plaudits for his achievements have already come from some of the world’s most famous footballers, but Keane’s current club today made a particularly classy tribute to the man who is also their captain.

LA Galaxy have taken out a front page ad in this morning’s edition of The Irish Times to congratulate the striker.

Underneath a photo of Keane with his arm raised towards fans, the club writes:

Congratulations, Keano! The LA Galaxy would like to congratulate Robbie Keane for all of his accomplishments in his remarkable 18-year career with the Republic of Ireland.

Lovely touch guys, and thank you Robbie.

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