Robin van Persie

Profile Football Stars | Robin van Persie | Disagreements with manager Bert van Marwijk culminated in a change of club and Van Persie moved to Premier League side Arsenal for £ 2.75 million in 2004 as a long -term replacement for Dennis Bergkamp. Van Persie has been named Premier League Player of the Month Thrice. Van Persie goal assists topped the leader board with 11 assists in the 2008-09 Premier League. Robin van Persie, is a Dutch footballer plays as a striker WHO and Captain for Arsenal and the Dutch national team. Having joined Arsenal in 2004, Van Persie Became the club captain on 16 August 2011. Van Persie was a Dutch youth international, having represented the Netherlands under-17, under-19 and under-21 sides. Van Persie has 62 caps so far and has scored 25 goals for the Netherlands.

On 24 September 2011, Van Persie scored twice against Bolton Wanderers to raise his tally to 100 goals for Arsenal, he Became the 17th Arsenal player to reach this milestone. Van Persie scoring continued as he scored Arsenal's opening goal of the match in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on 5 November along with two assists. Then after the international break Van Persie continued his scoring run in the Premier League by score two goals against Norwich City to help Arsenal to a 2-1 win on 19 November 2011. Then after failing to score against Fulham, Van Persie scored for Arsenal again, this time against Wigan Athletic to the make the score 4-0 to Arsenal on 3 December 2011. With Arsenal in unpredictable form, van Persie pulled the team together for the match against Spurs on 26 February 2012 by scoring the equalizing goal after his team went 2-0 down.

After Van Persie's parents divorced he was Brought up by his father. After joining Arsenal in England, Van Persie settled in Hampstead, an affluent suburb of North London. Van Persie is married to his long-time girlfriend Bouchra.  Van Persie uses Twitter to Communicate with his fans.

Personal information
Full name Robin van Persie
Date of birth 6 August 1983 (age 28)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Arsenal
Number 10

Youth career
1998-1999 Excelsior
Feyenoord 1998-2001

Senior career
years Team
2001-2004 Feyenoord 61 (15)
2004 - Arsenal 182 (89)

National team
2000-2001 Netherlands U17 14 (8)
2001-2003 Netherlands U19 11 (3)
2004-2006 Netherlands U21 6 (1)
2005 - The Netherlands 62 (25)



     UEFA Cup (1): 2001-02

     FA Cup (1): 2005
     FA Community Shield (1): 2004
     Emirates Cup (3): 2007, 2009, 2010

     FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2010

     KNVB Best Young Talent Award (1): 2000-01
     Dutch Football Talent of the Year (1): 2001-02
     FA Premier League Player of the Month (3): November 2005, October 2009, October 2011
     Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year (1): 2006
     BBC Sport Goal of the Month (2): September 2006, December 2008
     Euro 2008 Bronze Boot (1)
     Arsenal Top Goalscorer (3): 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11
     Arsenal Player of the Season (1): 2008-09
     Arsenal Goal of the Season (1): February 2011 vs Barcelona
     Golden Boot Award Landmark 10
     Golden Boot Award Landmark 20


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