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Robert Pirès
Robert Pirès
Personal information
Full name Robert Emmanuel Pirès
Date of birth 29 October 1973 (1973-10-29) (age 45)
Place of birth    Reims, Flag of France France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of India FC Goa
Number 7
Youth clubs
1989–1992
1992–1993
Flag of France Reims
Flag of France Metz
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1993–1998
1998–2000
2000–2006
2006–2010
2010–2011
2014–
Flag of France Metz
Flag of France Marseille
England Arsenal
Flag of Spain Villarreal
England Aston Villa
Flag of India FC Goa
162 0(43)
066 00(8)
189 0(62)
103 0(13)
0000(0)
0000(1)   
National team
1995–1996
1996–2004
Flag of France France U21
Flag of France France
012 00(5)
079 0(14)

Robert Emmanuel Pirès (born 29 October 1973) is a French footballer who plays for FC Goa in the Indian Super League.

He is a former French international footballer and is best known for his time with Arsenal, where he won three FA Cups and two Premier League titles including the club's unbeaten season of 2003–04. A former France international, Pirès earned 79 caps between 1996 and 2004 for his country, including winning both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000. He has been included in the Team of the Year for the 2001-02, 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons, was the Player of the Tournament for the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, FWA Player of the Year for the 2001-02 season, Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year for the 1995-96 season, and was included in the FIFA 100 by Pelé. He was also voted by Arsenal fans as the 6th greatest player in the club's history.

Pirès has played the majority of his career as a left winger, but can also play all across the midfield or in a position to support the forward line.

Personal information

  • Full Name: Robert Emmanuel Pires 
  • Date of Birth: 29 October 1973 
  • Place of Birth: Reims France
  • Height: 6 ft 2in 
  • Playing Position: Midfielder

Youth Career 

  • Reims, 1989-1992 
  • FC Metz, 1992-1993 

Senior Career 

International

  • France U21, 1995-1996 
  • France, 1996-2004 

Honours

FC Metz 

  • Coupe de la Ligue, 1996 

Arsenal

France

 

Individual

  • Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year, 1995–96 
  • Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur, France's highest decoration, 1998 
  • Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year, 2001-02 (with Arsenal)
  • PFA Team of the Year, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
  • FA Premier League Player of the Month, February 2003 
  • 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup : Player of the Tournament
  • 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup: Top scorer
  • FIFA 100

External links

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France – 1998 FIFA World Cup



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France – UEFA Euro 2000

1. Lama 2. Candela 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Blanc 6. Djorkaeff 7. Deschamps 8. Desailly 9. Anelka 10. Zidane 11. Pirès 12. Henry 13. Wiltord 14. Micoud 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Petit 18. Leboeuf 19. Karembeu 20. Trezeguet 21. Dugarry 22. Ramé

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France – 2001 Confederations Cup

1. Ramé 2. Sagnol 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Gillet 6. Djorkaeff 7. Pirès 8. Desailly 9. Anelka 10. Carrière 11. Wiltord 12. Coupet 13. Silvestre 14. Née 15. Bréchet 16. Dacourt 17. Marlet 18. Leboeuf 19. Karembeu 20. Camara 21. Dugarry 22. Robert 23. Landreau

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France – 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Landreau 2. Mexès 3. Lizarazu 4. Boumsong 5. Gallas 6. Dacourt 7. Pirès 8. Desailly 9. Cissé 10. Giuly 11. Wiltord 12. Henry 13. Silvestre 14. Rothen 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Kapo 18. Pedretti 19. Sagnol 20. Marlet 21. Dabo 22. Govou 23. Coupet

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France – UEFA Euro 2004

1. Landreau 2. Boumsong 3. Lizarazu 4. Vieira 5. Gallas 6. Makélélé 7. Pirès 8. Desailly 9. Saha 10. Zidane 11. Wiltord 12. Henry 13. Silvestre 14. Rothen 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Dacourt 18. Pedretti 19. Sagnol 20. Trezeguet 21. Marlet 22. Govou 23. Coupet