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.

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

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 he stated that he hadn’t officially retired and could make a return to the Indian Super League but announced his retirement from playing professionally in February 2016 at the age of 42.

 
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Upon retiring from playing he made his first foray 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 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.

For more information visit his official Facebook page

Follow 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