Robert Pires

Where is Robert Pires now?

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

Pires also won the FA Cup on two occasions with Arsenal as well as a UEFA Champions League runners-up medal in 2005-06.

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In 2014, 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, Pires made his first television appearance as a pundit for beIN France’s coverage of Euro 2016 where he formed a hugely entertaining allegiance with fellow pundits Marcel Desailly and Arsene Wenger.

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

As well as representing former side Arsenal as an ambassador, Pires also works closely with Swiss watch manufacturers Tag Heuer and online betting company bwin as a brand ambassador.

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

Pires led his French team to victory in the tournament, beating Denmark 2-1 in the final.

In January 2018, Pires was named as one of La Liga’s new ambassadors who will work with other former La Liga players to boost the image of the league to the world.

Voted as one of the top ten players in Arsenal’s history, Pires has returned to his beloved former club where he combines his ambassadorial role with an informal role as one of their first team coaches.

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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