Robin van Persie
Club: Does not play in Premier League
Height: 184 cm.
Date Birth: 1983-08-06 (37 years old)
Robin van Persie (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɪn fɑn ˈpɛrsi] ( listen); born 6 August 1983) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a striker for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe and the Netherlands national team. He is recognised as one of the best strikers of his generation.
Born in Rotterdam, he was encouraged to follow in his parents' footsteps and become an artist, but he preferred to play football and joined the youth section of Excelsior. At the age of 16, a series of disagreements with the Excelsior coaching staff led to a move to Feyenoord. He made his senior debut during the 2001–02 season, which culminated with victory in the 2002 UEFA Cup Final; he was also named as the Dutch Football Talent of the Year. After five years with Feyenoord, he fell out with manager Bert van Marwijk, and he joined English club Arsenal in 2004 for £2.75 million as a long-term replacement for compatriot Dennis Bergkamp. With victories in only the 2004 FA Community Shield and the 2004–05 FA Cup to his name, and despite being named club captain for the 2011–12 season, he joined rivals Manchester United in July 2012. In his first season, he won the 2012–13 Premier League and finished as the league's top scorer with 26 goals, winning his second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot award. After two injury-hit seasons followed, Van Persie fell out of favour at Manchester United and he was allowed to leave for Fenerbahçe in July 2015.
* First and Second half goals are shown in brackets