Robin Van Persie is a Dutch former professional football player. He played as a forward during his active playing career and is regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation. He played professional football for several clubs including Feyenoord, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Fenerbahce. He returned to his first club Feyenoord in 2018 where he ended his professional football career. He represented Netherlands national team from 2005 until his retirement from international football in 2017.
What is Robin Van Persie Famous For?
- Considered one of the best strikers of his generation.
Where was Robin Van Persie Born?
Robin Van Persie was born on 6 August 1983. His birth place is in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He holds Dutch nationality. He was born to a father, Bob, and a mother, Jose Ras. His father brought him up after his parents divorced.
He joined the youth system of local club SBV Excelsior when he was only 5 years old. At the age of 16, he joined the youth system of Feyenoord.
Robin Van Persie signed with Feyenoord at the age of 16 and made his professional debut at the age of 17.
He later went on to play professional football for 17 years.
During his active career, he played professional football for Feyenoord, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Fenerbahce.
He played for Feyenoord between 2001 and 2004, scoring 22 goals in 78 appearances in all competitions.
He then joined the English club Arsenal in 2004 where he played football until the 2011-2012 season.
During his 8 seasons career at Arsenal, he scored 132 goals in 278 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal.
After Arsenal, he joined another English club Manchester United in 2012.
Having played 3 seasons for Manchester United, he scored 58 goals in 105 appearances for the club.
He then joined Turkish club Fenerbahce in 2015, where he scored 36 goals in 87 appearances for the club.
He then returned to his first club Feyenoord in 2017.
He scored 25 goals in 45 appearances for Feyenoord in his 2 seasons at the club.
He then retired from professional football in 2019. He played his last match in May 2019 against ADO Den Haag.
During his active football career, he scored 273 club goals in 593 appearances in all competitions.
Robin Van Persie represented various Netherlands youth teams. He represented U17, U19, and U21 national teams before making his senior international debut in 2005.
He made his senior international debut in a friendly match against Romania in 2005.
He scored his first senior international goal against Finland.
He has represented Netherlands in 2006, 2010, and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.
He was one of the key players in the Dutch team that reached the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, where they were defeated by Spain.
He is the Netherlands’ top scorer of all time with 50 international goals.
He retired from international football in 2017.
KNVB Cup: 2017–18
Johan Cruyff Shield: 2018
UEFA Cup: 2001–02
FA Cup: 2004–05
FA Community Shield: 2004
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2005–06
Football League Cup runner-up: 2010–11
Premier League: 2012–13
FA Community Shield: 2013
FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2010; third place: 2014
Dutch Football Talent of the Year: 2001–02
KNVB Best Young Talent Award: 2001–02
Premier League Player of the Month: November 2005, October 2009, October 2011, December 2012, April 2013
BBC Goal of the Month: September 2006, December 2008, December 2011, August 2012, April 2013
Premier League top assist provider: 2008–09
Premier League Golden Boot Landmark Award: 2011–12 (10 goals), 2011–12 (20 goals), 2011–12 (30 goals)
Premier League Golden Boot: 2011–12, 2012–13
PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2011–12
PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2012
PFA Team of the Year: 2011–12 Premier League, 2012–13 Premier League
FWA Footballer of the Year: 2011–12
ESM Team of the Year: 2011–12
Arsenal Player of the Season: 2011–12
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2012–13
BBC Goal of the Season: 2012–13
FIFA FIFPro World XI shortlist: 2011 2012 2013
FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2013
Premier League 100 Club’s Greatest Goal Award
Netherlands all-time top goalscorer: 50 goals
Manchester United Goal of the Season: April 2013 vs Aston Villa
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Top scorer (11 goals)
FIFA Puskás Award (3rd place) 2014
Eredivisie Player of the Month: August 2018
Records Set by Robin van Persie
Most goals in a 38-game league season: 30 goals (in the Premier League, 2011–12)
Most goals in a calendar year (35), 2011–12
Most goals scored at the Emirates Stadium: (64)
The only player to score two 90th-minute winning goals in the Premier League (shared with two players) 2012/13
The third-fewest matches needed for a player to reach 15 goals (21 matches, behind only Ruud van Nistelrooy (19 matches), Dwight Yorke (20 matches)
The oldest player in Eredivisie history with two goals in a Klassieker (35 years, 174 days).
Most Premier League goals scored from the turn of the year to the end of the season (18) 2010/11 (shared with Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo)
The number of teams scored against in a season: 17, joint record:
- Ian Wright (Arsenal, 1996–97)
- Robin van Persie (Arsenal, 2011–12)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 2017–18)
Most consecutive away league matches scored in: 9, Robin van Persie (for Arsenal, 1 January 2011 to 22 May 2011)
Most games scored in a Premier League season: (21), 2012/13 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
The only player to win the golden boot with two clubs 2012/13
Highest goal-scoring Dutch player in Premier League (144 goals)
2014 FIFA World Cup – Only player since 1966 to score with his left foot, right foot, and head, as well as scoring from a free-kick and a penalty kick.
Netherlands male national team all-time top scorer (50)
What are Robin Van Persie Body Measurements?
Robin van Persie stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has an athletic body build.
What is Robin Van Persie Net Worth?
Robin Van Persie earned from his professional football career. He played professional football for several clubs for 19 years until his retirement in 2019. He has first joined the English club Arsenal for 2.75 million pounds in 2004. He later extended his contract twice while playing for Arsenal. He then joined Manchester United for 22.5 million pounds in 2012. Following his stint at Manchester United, he signed with Fenerbahce for 3.84 million. He has a sponsorship deal with Adidas. Regarded as one of the best strikers on his generation, he accumulated quite a fortune during his professional career.
Who is Robin Van Persie Married to?
Robin Van Persie is a married man. He is married to Moroccan Bouchra. The couple has two children, Shaqueel and Dina. He once stated that he is neither a Muslim nor a Christian or a Jew.