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Robbie Keane scores ridiculous ‘circus trick’ goal in training

Robbie Keane is clearly enjoying life since swapping the Premier League for the Los Angeles sunshine in 2011.

The Ireland captain has scored 31 goals and had 21 assists in just 50 games for the LA Galaxy but he may have scored his best goal just this week…on the training ground.

Footage has emerged of Keane scoring a goal that belongs as much in the circus as it does on the football pitch.

Keane chests a ball down before balancing it on the back of his head; he then proceeds to back heel the ball onto his knee before calmly placing it into the corner.

When he spots he was being filmed he gives a little cheeky grin that seems to suggest: 'Meh…no big deal!'

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