Robbie Keane proves he still has it with well-taken goal on return to Celtic Park 5 years ago

Robbie Keane proves he still has it with well-taken goal on return to Celtic Park

He still has it.

Well, Robbie Keane never lost his knack for finding the back of the net and never will. He may be 38, but the former Republic of Ireland captain is as a sharp as ever in front of goal, as this strike at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon proved.


Robbie linked up with two greats of the game - Hristo Stoichkov and Ashley Young - and went one-on-one with Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart. He casually swept the ball home, just as he did during his time with Celtic and throughout his career.


Keane was taking part in a charity match at Celtic Park. He featured on a Stiliyan Petrov XI that took on a James Milner XI.

The former Aston Villa teammates organised the game to raise money for their respective charity foundations and a Celtic charity. Petrov survived a battle with Leukaemia and has since worked to raise money for cancer research.

Jurgen Klopp coached the team led out by Milner and Brendan Rodgers took charge of the Petrov XI.


The two teams were a mixture of current and former footballers, including Henrik Larsson, Shay Given, Jason McAteer, Jamie Redknapp, Dirk Kuyt, Micah Richards, John Terry and Lubo Moravchik. The game finished 3-3.


Keane scored in a Celtic shirt for the first time since 2010. The Dubliner was a fan favourite and impressed during a brief spell with the club.

A large crowd of fans greeted his arrival on loan from Tottenham and Keane went on to score 16 goals in 19 games for the Glasgow side.


He also won Celtic fans' player of the year award.