Robbie Keane pays tribute to 'best mate' Damien Duff
Robbie Keane has used Facebook to pay tribute to his former team-mate Damien Duff on his retirement from the game.
The two Dubliners came up through the Irish underage ranks together before both went on to win a century of senior caps for Ireland.
Keane, more than a year younger than his freshly retired former team-mate, posted a great picture of the two together in the dressing room of Aviva Stadium after Ireland had beaten Estonia to qualify for Euro 2012.
In the post, Keane calls Duff one of his 'best mates' as well as saying the winger is one of the greatest players Ireland has ever produced.
'It's been an absolute pleasure playing with one of my best mates for so many years! Duffer you will be truly missed! Best of of luck in the next chapter of your life!! Has to go down as one of the greatest we've ever produced.'
We certainly won't disagree.