One of the top goalscorers in the history of the Premier League, where he spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur. He was named Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year three times and signed a multimillion-dollar contract with the L.A. Galaxy in 2011.
He joined the Wolverhampton Wanderers at the beginning of his career, turning down an offer from Liverpool because he felt that he would face more competition on the bigger club.
He joined the Irish national team in 1998 and became one of the team's leaders for over a decade.
His cousin, Morrissey, became the famous songwriter and singer for the Smiths. He married Claudine Palmer in 2008 and they had a son in 2009.
He played alongside Aaron Lennon on Tottenham Hotspur from 2005 to 2008 and again from 2009 to 2011.