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Robin van Persie
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Personal information
Full name Robin van Persie
Date of birth 6 August 1983 (1983-08-06) (age 33)
Place of birth    Rotterdam, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
Number 11
Youth clubs
1997–1999
1998–2001
Netherlands Excelsior
Netherlands Feyenoord
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2001–2004
2004–2012
2012–2015
2015–
Netherlands Feyenoord
England Arsenal
England Manchester United
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
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194 0(96)
086 0(48)
054 0(25)   
National team
2000
2001
2002–2005
2005–2015
Netherlands Netherlands U17
Netherlands Netherlands U19
Netherlands Netherlands U21
Netherlands Netherlands
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012 00(1)
101 0(50)

Robin van Persie (born 6 August 1983) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Fenerbahçe and the Dutch national team. He is a youth product of Feyenoord. Having joined Arsenal in 2004, Van Persie became the club captain on 16 August 2011, one year before he joined rivals Manchester United. He is recognized as one of the best strikers in the world. His playing style and ability have drawn comparison to Dutch legend Marco van Basten. On 7 June 2013, Van Persie was appointed captain of the Dutch national team.

The son of two artists, Van Persie was encouraged to follow in his parents' footsteps, but he instead preferred football and joined SBV Excelsior's youth squad. He made his breakthrough at another hometown club Feyenoord, where he spent three seasons and won the 2002 UEFA Cup. He was named the Dutch Football Talent of the Year for the 2001–02 season. 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. He won the FA Community Shield and the FA Cup in his first season with the London club but did not win another major trophy for the rest of his eight-year spell at Arsenal. Van Persie has been named Premier League Player of the Month three times. In 2013, he was ranked 11th in The Guardian newspaper's 100 Best Footballers in the world.

Van Persie was a Dutch youth international, having represented the Netherlands under-17, under-19 and under-21 sides. He made his senior international debut in 2005 in a friendly match against Romania. One month later, he netted his first senior international goal in a 4–0 win over Finland. Van Persie has 78 caps so far and has scored 41 goals for the Netherlands, making him their top scorer. He represented his country in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Honours

Club

Feyenoord
Arsenal
Manchester United

International

Netherlands

Individual

External links

Fenerbahce SK
Fenerbahçe S.K. squad - 2017-18

1. Volkan 2. Egemen 3. Hasan Ali 4. Bekir 5. M. Topal 7. Sow 8. Holmén 9. Webó 10. Diego 11. Kuyt 14. Meireles 16. Cristian 21. Selçuk 22. B. Alves 23. Mert 24. Kadlec 25. Emre 26. Alper 29. Emenike 35. İbrahim 38. M. Topuz 48. Salih 53. Serdar 54. Erten 77. Gökhan 88. Caner -. Marković

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Netherlands – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. van der Sar 2. Jaliens 3. Boulahrouz 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. Landzaat 7. Kuyt 8. Cocu 9. van Nistelrooy 10. van der Vaart 11. Robben 12. Kromkamp 13. Ooijer 14. Heitinga 15. de Cler 16. Maduro 17. van Persie 18. van Bommel 19. Vennegoor of Hesselink 20. Sneijder 21. Babel 22. Timmer 23. Stekelenburg

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 2008

1. van der Sar 2. Ooijer 3. Heitinga 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. De Zeeuw 7. van Persie 8. Engelaar 9. van Nistelrooy 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Melchiot 13. Timmer 14. Bouma 15. De Cler 16. Stekelenburg 17. De Jong 18. Kuyt 19. Huntelaar 20. Afellay 21. Boulahrouz 22. Vennegoor of Hesselink 23. van der Vaart

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Netherlands – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Runners-up

1. Stekelenburg 2. van der Wiel 3. Heitinga 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. van Bommel 7. Kuyt 8. de Jong 9. van Persie 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Boulahrouz 13. Ooijer 14. de Zeeuw 15. Braafheid 16. Vorm 17. Elia 18. Schaars 19. Babel 20. Afellay 21. Huntelaar 22. Boschker 23. van der Vaart

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Netherlands – 2014 FIFA World Cup

1. Cillessen 2. Vlaar 3. De Vrij 4. Martins Indi 5. Blind 6. De Jong 7. Janmaat 8. De Guzmán 9. Van Persie (c) 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Verhaegh 13. Veltman 14. Kongolo 15. Kuyt 16. Clasie 17. Lens 18. Fer 19. Huntelaar 20. Wijnaldum 21. Memphis 22. Vorm 23. Krul

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