Robert Pires

Where is Robert Pires now?

An incredible career which included a World Cup, a European Championship and three Premier League titles came to an end in England for Robert Pires in 2011 after a brief spell at Aston Villa.



Voted as one of the top ten players in Arsenal’s history, Pires has returned to his beloved Arsenal to represent the club in an ambassadorial role as well as working with the first team as a coach. 

He has also provided match analysis on Champions League games on French television.

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In 2014, Robert Pires made a return to playing football when he signed with Indian Super League side FC Goa as their marquee player for their newly created league.

In an interview in July 2015 Pires stated that he hadn’t officially retired and could make a return to the Indian Super League.

He did however officially announce his retirement from playing professionally in February 2016 at the age of 42 stating that his “last football experience was in India“.

In 2016, Robert Pires worked as a pundit for beIN France’s coverage of Euro 2016 forming a hugely entertaining allegiance with fellow pundits Marcel Desailly and Arsene Wenger.

Pires and fellow ex France international Marcel Desailly also work closely with Swiss watch manufacturers Tag Heuer as brand ambassadors.

In July 2017 Robert Pires will be representing France in Star Sixes, a new six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.

For more information visit the Robert Pires official Facebook page

Follow Robert Pires on Twitter @piresrobert7

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Robert Pires: Premier League Statistics

NationalityFrench
PositionMidfielder
Appearances198
Goals62
Yellow Cards11
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forArsenal, Aston Villa

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com

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