Robin van Persie is one of the extraordinary names born in the Country of Windmills. Speed and accuracy in cheating the ball become the passion of this 35-year-old man to break into the opponent’s goal. Being an attacker, this 188 cm tall player has scored more than 200 goals throughout his career.
Robin van Persie, born on August 6, 1983, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He was born to the couple Bob van Persie and Jose Ras but they got divorced.
The separation of his parents seemed to change Robin’s personality. He is known as a troublemaker and very naughty. At that time, he preferred to stay with his father. Although often doing things that were inappropriate, Robin was still a talented boy who was good at playing a ball.
When he was in school, he was often being kicked out by his teacher because he was considered very naughty. Robin was not interested in school lessons at all and preferred to play football. He was also often being scolded by his teacher because he rarely did homework.
Getting well-known as a very naughty child did not make his father worry too much about his son’s behavior. He chose to put Robin in the football academy. Robin was kept away from lessons in class and placed in a football school.
When he was 11 years old, Robin began to become an Arsenal fan because his father also loved the club.
Continuously developing his game, Robin van Persie’s talents began to be known to the wider audience. The nickname of “the bad boy” which was pinned on him turned into a new nicknamed of “a gifted child” who would become Johan Cruyff’s successor. Praises from many people made Robin even more excited to play football.
He even had a pattern on his haircut that looked like a ball.
Until right in 1997, he played at Excelsior before finally playing at the Feyenoord academy. In 2001, Robin successfully entered the main team of Feyenoord. Appearing as the most prominent player had made Robin proud of himself. He became selfish and wanted to win by himself.
Because of his behavior, Robin was expelled from Feyenoord.
But keep in mind that in 2001, he was in demand by Manchester United. At that time, Jim Ryan, who was a red devil scout guide thought that Robin had extraordinary talent and potential.
But Sir Alex Ferguson, who became the coach of the red devil at that time refused to recruit him. Fergie said that Robin still didn’t look mature enough.
After 2004, Fergie regretted his own decision as the talent of Robin van Persie was discovered by Arsenal.
The Gunners successfully brought this Dutchman with a dowry worth 2.7 million euros. In his first season, he won the FA Community Shield and FA Cup. He went through an extraordinary season with Arsenal. He became the frontline and the goal machine for Arsenal since the departure of Thierry Henry. Together with Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie once became a frightening central player.
After not extending his contract with the Gunners, Van Persie then moved to the rival club, Manchester United. When he moved to Manchester United, he claimed that he had received death threats from London cannon fans.
All these horrible things could then be overcome and fortunately did not interfere with the game on the field. Together with MU, Van Persie even successfully donated the Premier League trophy.
Three years defending MU, van Persie continued his adventure to Turkish club Fenerbache. Getting satisfied with Fenerbache, the player who is now 35 years old returned to his hometown and joined Feyenoord.