Robin van Persie



Robin van Persie was born in Rotterdam on 6 August 1983. Known for his goalscoring ability, as well as his excellent technique, over the years he has drawn comparisons with some of the great Dutch players, including Marco van Basten and Dennis Bergkamp. Van Persie is widely considered to be one of the best centre forwards in the world today.

As a youngster, Robin van Persie joined SBV Excelsior's youth academy and then moved to Feyenoord as a 15-year-old. After breaking into the club's first team, he was able to help the side to win the UEFA Cup in 2002, but fell out with manager Bert van Marwijk and moved to Arsenal in 2004.

During his time at Arsenal, van Persie was converted from a winger into a centre forward and was initially tipped to be the club's long-term replacement for Dennis ...

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