NEW DELHI, Aug 4: Two-time champions ATK today announced the signing of Irish football legend Robert David �Robbie� Keane for the fourth season of Indian Super League scheduled to be held in November.
Keane, who has been a prolific scorer playing for Republic of Ireland with 146 International appearances scoring 68 goals, will be strengthening the new look ATK side.
�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 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.�
Robbie has been one of the legends of English Premier League football, leaving his legacy with clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Major League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy.
A talented, quick, and agile player, Keane is a versatile forward, capable of playing anywhere along the front line always searching to net those memorable goals.
�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.� � PTI