Irish footballer, Robert David “Robbie” Keane has a net worth of 34 million as of May 2012, based on the Sunday Times Rich List. He plays as a striker for Los Angeles Galaxy and captains the Republic of Ireland national football team. Keane started his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice in his first team debut aged 17. Keane is one of the most prolific goalscorers in Tottenham Hotspurs’ history. Keane’s move to Los Angeles from Tottenham Hotspur is the latest of a string of profitable moves that have peppered a livelihood during which teams have paid more than 70m in transport fees for his services on the previous 15 years. He scored on his debut for LA Galaxy, from a cross by David Beckham, against San Jose Earthquakes in August 2012. He was bringing in 60,000 a week at Tottenham and his two-year deal in Los Angeles is worth a reported 5m. His business, Robbie Keane Promotions revealed net assets of 202,000 in 201011, up from 156,000. He is also a part of two tax-efficient limited liability partnerships, Inside Track 1 and 2.
Keane is a proven goalscorer who also doubles as a playmaker, wandering deep into midfield to help ease pressure and begin assaults when he plays for the national team.
He’s the joint second best international scorer among active players—Miroslav Klose leads with 68. He is the fifth highest grading European in history, alongside Hungary’s Pusks and Kocsis and Germany’s Mller and Klose.
Keane was Ireland’s top scorer in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, with three goals in addition to a converted penalty in the shootout with Spain. He became the first male Irish player to score 50 international goals in June 2011. With 130 full caps, he is Ireland’s most capped player of time and is a part of the FIFA Century Club. He could be the tenth highest goalscorer in Tottenham Hotspur history and as of 21 January 2012, had scored 126 Premier League goals (list), which ranks him as eleventh most successful goal scorer in the annals of the Premier League.
Keane started his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice on his first team debut aged 17. The next season he was the club’s top goalscorer and scored his first international goal with Republic of Ireland. He changed club often between 1999 and 2002, breaking transfer fee records, but his brief spells at Internazionale and Leeds United were unexceptional. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2002 and played there for six years.
Keane moved to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent just half a year at the club before returning Tottenham, where he was made first team captain. In January 2010, Keane moved on loan to Scottish Premier League side Celtic for the rest of the season. He left Tottenham for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011. In January 2012, Keane joined Premier League side Aston Villa on a two-month loan, during the MLS off-season. Keane’s pedigree was strengthened when he became Ireland’s record goalscorer in 2004 and Steve Staunton appointed him national team captain in 2006.
On 21 January 2012, Keane attained the rare feat of having scored goals in competitions for ten different teams, when he scored twice for Aston Villa against his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. This meant Keane had now scored in competitions for Aston Villa, West Ham United, Leeds United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Coventry City, all in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English First Division, Celtic in the Scottish Premier League, Internazionale in Italy’s Coppa Italia in addition to Supercoppa Italiana and Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States Major League Soccer.