Former Tottenham and Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane has moved to India to play for Teddy Sheringham’s Atletico de Kolkata.
Robbie Keane, who only retired from international duty with the Republic of Ireland last year, had been a free agent since calling time on a five-year stint with the LA Galaxy.
The 37-year-old’s 10-club career has included spells at Leeds, Liverpool and Celtic.
“I feel extremely fortunate to have played for some of the best clubs in England and the USA, as well as representing my country at several major tournaments,” said Robbie Keane, who has been Ireland’s top scorer at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and also played at UEFA Euro 2012 followed by Euro 2016.
“At this stage of my career, the offer to experience a new league and culture in Asia appealed to me. To join the current Indian Super League champions is a great pleasure and through hardwork I hope to bring the ATK fans more success.”
“As a football fan I am eagerly looking forward to some Irish magic touch on the field when Robbie plays his first game in our colours,” said Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, Principal Owner, ATK.
“His envious record as a centre forward while playing for his country Ireland, English Premier League Clubs or Major League Soccer teams is known to all football fans. I am sure it will be a great association and a learning curve for our entire team ATK.”