Robin van Persie Facts

Here are some facts about Robin van Persie, the Dutch footballer.

  • Robin van Persie was born on 6th August 1983 in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
  • His parents were both artists.
  • As a youth he played for Excelsior and Feyenoord.
  • He made his Feyenoord debut at the age of 17.
  • He scored five goals for Feyenoord in 2003 in a  6 – 1 win against AGOVV Apeldoorn in the Amstel Cup.
  • Van Persie signed for Arsenal on 17th May 2004 for £2.75 million.
  • He scored 96 goals for Arsenal in 194 appearances.
  • He scored 18 goals in the Premier League during the 2010/11 season (despite being injured for nearly half of it), and in the 2011/2012 season he scored 30 league goals.
  • He won the PFA Player of the Year award for the 2011/2012 season.
  • On 17th August 2012, Robin Van Persie signed for Manchester United for £24million. He scored 30 goals for his club in all competitions and Manchester United won the Premier League.
  • Robin Van Persie made his international for the Netherlands in 2005 and he has scored more than 35 goals for his country.
  • Van Persie was a poor pupil at school and he was often suspended.
  • He has two children – a son called Shaqueel and a daughter called Dina.

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