Where is Robin van Persie now?
One of the best strikers of his generation, legendary Dutch striker Robin van Persie retired from playing at the end of the 2018-19 season after seeing out his career at his first club Feyenoord.
Making his professional debut at the age of 17 in 2001, he was a prolific goalscorer at each of the four clubs he played for and went onto score 273 goals in 593 first team appearances at a rate of a goal every other game.
Considering his goalscoring numbers were so good, van Persie surprisingly didn’t win too much silverware for the clubs he played for, the KNVB Cup and UEFA Cup with Feyenoord, the FA Cup with Arsenal and the Premier League title with Manchester United.
However, he did win a number of individual awards during his career including the PFA Player’s Player of the Year trophy, five Premier League Player of the Month awards, two Premier League Golden Boots and five Goal of the Month trophies.
He was also a regular starter for the Netherlands national side winning 102 caps and scoring 50 goals between 2005 and 2017 and represented them at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup finals as well as the 2008, 2012 and 2016 European Championships.
Since retiring from playing van Persie has stated on Twitter that he is currently relaxing and enjoying spending time with his family but he has done some punditry work in the UK for BT Sport on their Europa League coverage.
Robin van Persie: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Arsenal, Manchester United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com