Robin van Persie is a well-known representative of the football world. Acting as a striker, the player is versatile, good at completing an attack and creating scoring chances.
Even a goal from the Dutch striker, as sports commentators note, sometimes comes out of nowhere.
Childhood and youth
Robin van Persie was born on August 6, 1983 in Rotterdam. The future footballer received his name in honor of Robin Hood. Bob van Persie, the father of the star of the Dutch national team, was an artist, and on the eve of the birth of the heir, he was just illustrating a book about a noble robber. In 2006, Percy Sr. participated in the selection of the grandstand design for the Arsenal Stadium - The Emirates. The Robin family is not the only child, the parents also have daughters Lily and Christina.
According to legend, a fortune teller predicted his son's success in sports. Later, when the prophecy began to come true, the head of the family retold it to neighbors and friends. Among the latter was the journalist Leo Verhol, who made the story public.
When Robin was 3 years old, the family broke up. As a result of legal disputes, the boy was left with his father. Bob van Persie raised his son alone. The severity of his father and the influence of the street reflected on the character of the guy. Due to the disgusting behavior, Vantastika (nickname of Robin van Persie) even wanted to be expelled from school.
It is not known who the boy would have grown up under the influence of the hooligan environment if it had not been for the father's decision to send his son to the football section. Bob enrolled Robin at Excelsior, Rotterdam's third-largest club. From the very first lessons, Robin showed leadership qualities and innate talent, and his aggressive disposition only positively influenced the game. From that moment on, football became the meaning of life for Robin.
In 2001, Robin van Persie started his professional football career with the Feyenoord Club. Based on the results of the 2001-2002 matches, Van Persie was recognized as the best young footballer in Holland, and until 2004 the striker remained the leader of the team's attack, representing the Pride of the South (nicknamed Feyenoord) in national and international tournaments. As a result, Robin scored 14 goals for Feyenoord and played 61 matches.
Despite successful performances, there was a lull in the football player's career. Due to a conflict with the coach, Robin was sent to the reserve.
Nevertheless, in the same 2004, the striker received an offer from London Arsenal. At that time, Londoners were very upset by the departure of Jose Antonio Reyes and Dennis Bergkamp, so the transfer of the young footballer softened the loss of leaders, consoled the fans.
Van Persie signed a 4-year contract with Arsenal. In the London team, the striker got down to business from the first matches. The fans will remember the duel with the Charlton Athletic club for a long time, when the footballer scored the most beautiful goal into the opponent's goal, sending the round one from the corner of the penalty line. The kick was recognized as the goal of the month, and the video of the goal is still being watched by fans.
In Foggy Albion, Robin found his compatriot Dennis Bergkamp, whose training inspired the young player to improve himself. At first, Van Persie doubted the advisability of playing the top ten, and his left winger is rather weak. But the desire to be like Bergkamp helped the striker understand what he is capable of, taught him to concentrate and give all his best at 100%.
It is no coincidence that Italian coach Arrigo Saki considered the footballer from the Netherlands to be the most versatile striker. Jurgen Klopp did not envy Robin's rivals, if he made his way into someone else's penalty area and at the same time went into midfield. Alex Ferguson enjoyed the way Van Persie received transmissions from deep within. The captain of Manchester United was short at all: "Robin does not make a single move meaningless."
Playing for the Gunners (a nickname for London's Arsenal), the Dutchman played 194 matches and scored 96 goals. As part of the club, Robin won the FA Cup and Super Cup.
Despite all kinds of injuries that followed the player, Robin managed to achieve high results. Van Persie is recognized as one of the top scorers in the English Premier League.
On 15 August 2012, after lengthy bilateral negotiations, Robin van Persie transferred from Arsenal to Manchester United. Moving to Manchester United was the most important decision in Robin's sports biography.
The amount of the transfer was £ 22.5 million. Within 5 days, the footballer entered the field in the first team of the club in the match against Everton. The striker scored his first goal for Manchester on 25 August against Fulham, and on 2 September 2012, the Dutchman's hat-trick helped the Red Devils (nicknamed Manchester United) win a strong-willed 3-2 victory over Southampton ... As part of Manchester United, Robin van Persie won the 2013 English Premier League and the FA Super Cup.
Robin van Persie played for Manchester United for 3 years, showing good results.
In 2005, van Persie was invited to the national team of the Netherlands, in which he played in 2006 at the World Championships in Germany, where he mostly came out as a substitute. At Euro 2008, the Netherlands national team did not lose a single match of the group stage and reached the quarterfinals, where they lost to the Russian team with a score of 3: 1. At the continental championship, which took place on the football fields of Austria and Switzerland, Robin scored 2 goals.
The Dutch national team showed a more successful result at the World Cup in South Africa, where they reached the final, in which they lost to Spain, conceding the only goal in the 116th minute of the meeting. Van Persie's record for the national team is impressive. From 2005 to 2015, the forward played 101 matches for the national team and scored 50 goals, becoming the top scorer of the Netherlands national team in history.
Successful performances for the national team allowed Robin van Persie to participate in the fight for the FIFA Golden Ball in 2012. Despite the worldwide recognition, the Dutchman never managed to win the long-awaited trophy.
In 2014, Robin van Persie took part in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil as a member of the Netherlands national team. Already in the first round, the player distinguished himself. Robin's goal scored by a fish in a match with Spain made the striker the first footballer in the history of the Netherlands to celebrate a goal scored by opponents at once in 3 world championships - 2006, 2010 and 2014. Robin believes that this particular goal was the best in his career.
In the second round, the Dutch won a strong-willed victory over the Australian national team. These 3 points helped the Dutch national team advance to the 2014 World Cup playoffs. As a result, the "Orange" (the nickname of the Netherlands national team) took 3rd place in the world championship, beating the Brazilians, the championship hosts.
In 2013, Van Persie took the captain's armband from Wesley Snyder, and after the awards ceremony he parted with it and with the bronze medal. Commemorative attributes went to the fan, nicknamed the Orange General and became the hero of television broadcasts. The assumption that Robin presented the historical award, and did not leave it as a souvenir, was put forward by the British media. When the footballer returned from the spectator tribune to the field, there was no medal on his chest or in his hands.
In July 2015, Manchester United and Fenerbahce agreed to transfer Van Persie. As the Daily Mail wrote, Manchester United was ready to pay the player personally £ 5 million so that the player left the team, and in his place the club would invite another, with better physical condition.
The Turkish club paid the British € 6.5 million. Robin van Persie signed a 3-year contract with Fenerbahce, which provided for the possibility of extending the agreement for a year.
After signing the contract, Van Persie became the most expensive player in the club, with a salary of £ 240,000 a week. Note that the Turkish "Besiktash" also claimed the Dutchman, but the scouts of "Fenerbahce" managed to lure the forward.
They wanted to strengthen the strikers of their own line-ups "Inter", "Lazio" and "Juventus". Some media outlets later explained Robin's move to Turkey, and not to rich Europe, by the fact that in a southern country, players are not levied as much taxes as in Italy or Germany.
The lack of thoughtfulness of transfers amazed Van Persie fans more than once. Arsene Wenger recalled that even the loss of Alexis Sanchez could not be compared with the departure of the Dutchman from Arsenal. However, no one denies that behind the change of clubs was not only Robin's personal desire and large amounts of contracts, but also the desire to win more trophies.
By the way, the Dutchman considers Wenger to be the main arbiter of his sporting destiny, which he wrote on Twitter when the Frenchman left his post as head coach of Arsenal.
The goals that van Persie scored against rivals often fall into the top of the most beautiful and brightest. Every new goal of Vantastik boggles the imagination of fans. Mainly on the list of the best - goals for Arsenal, but fans celebrate the goal of the Spanish national team at the 2014 World Cup, when the Dutchman scored the ball against the Red Fury with his head.
In November 2016, fans of the striker were shocked by the news that Robin almost lost his eye during a regular meeting held as part of the Turkish championship.
The incident took place during the match against the Akhisar Belediespor club. At the end of the first half, the Dutchman ran into two rivals and suffered a severe eye injury. An unpleasant moment is clearly recorded on the video, and a photo of Robin with a bandage flew around the Web. The attacker was urgently taken to a medical facility, and the fans were preparing for the worst, but everything ended well. Doctors said that the health of the leader of the attack "Yellow Canaries" (nickname "Fenerbahce") is not in danger.
In June 2017, the Dutch media reported that the forward could return to his homeland. Feyenoord head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst noted that van Persie would be extremely useful for his team, but still called the information about the forward's transfer premature.
The news of the move to Feyenoord has prompted Arsenal fans to speculate about returning the striker to the London club.
The personal life of a football player cannot be called calm. In 2005, Van Persie was arrested on suspicion of rape. The charges were brought forward by the Dutch model Sandra Kriegsman. After lengthy investigations and interrogations, the investigation proved that the player was not involved in the crime. Kriegsman later admitted that the charges were false.
The scandal, trials and 14 days spent in custody had a serious impact on the emotional state of the football player. Robin realized that at one point he could lose everything that he cherishes. Relatives of the football player say that after this incident, the character of the man has changed a lot. Van Persie, previously known for his aggressive and wild disposition, has become more calm and restrained.
Bukhra Elbali, the wife of the Dutch striker, from the very beginning of the proceedings was sure that the chosen one was not involved. The woman constantly visited her husband in prison. The footballer's wife insisted that Robin, despite his recklessness, could not become a rapist.
When the athlete was proven innocent, Bukhra said:
Robin van Persie knew his future wife from a young age. As a 19-year-old boy, he drew attention to a girl who at that time was studying at the university and was his neighbor. On March 31, 2004, Robin and Bukhra were married in Rotterdam and soon moved to London when Van Persie was invited to Arsenal.
The couple is raising 2 children - son Shaquille, who was born in November 2006 and named after NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, and daughter Diana Layla, born in 2009.
It was rumored that, under the influence of his wife, Robin van Persie converted to Islam. The footballer himself does not want to confirm or deny this information, stating that religion is a delicate topic that does not need to be discussed. The football player prefers to talk about preparation for matches to serious questions. The forward always adheres to a diet that allows him to keep fit.
Fans are closely following the new publications of the striker on the Instagram network, hoping to learn about the plans of the idol.
Robin's hobbies include golf, table tennis, fishing and collecting soccer jerseys. Best friend - colleague Rafael van der Wart.
Robin van Persie now
In Turkey, Robin spent 2.5 years, entered the field in 91 meetings, became the author of 40 goals and a participant in 8 assists. At the beginning of 2018, the Dutchman received the status of a free agent and returned to the club that gave a start in life 17 years ago - Feyenoord.
Soon, the head coach of the Netherlands national team, Ronald Koeman, hurried to visit the Southerners' camp to talk with Van Persie about returning to the national team. The striker did not give hope, but did not refuse the mentor, first deciding to return to their former condition.
In April, the striker scored one of 3 goals in the decisive meeting for the Cup of the country, after which Feyenoord extended the contract with Robin for another year and appointed him captain. In the semifinal match, the striker scored his 300th career goal. At the same time, the footballer in an interview shared his dream of playing until the age of 40. At the same time, he complained that he sometimes gets tired of the requirements of the regime, now he is recovering longer from injuries, but he wants to become an example for young people.
Awards and achievements
As part of Feyenoord
UEFA Cup Winner Netherlands Cup Winner Dutch Super Cup Winner
As part of Arsenal
FA Super Cup Winner FA Cup Winner
With Manchester United
Premier League Champion English Super Cup Winner Premier League Top Scorer
In the Netherlands national team
Silver medalist of the World Championship - 2010 Bronze medalist of the World Championship - 2014 Top scorer of the national team
Robin Van Persie 's estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below.
Let's check, How Rich is Robin Van Persie in 2020 ?
Robin Van Persie Net Worth 2021
Robin Van Persie 's revenue is $ 1.5M in 2021. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Robin Van Persie and could vary in the range between $ 840.1K - $ 1.7M.
|December 2021||$ 61.5K - $ 114.1K|
|November 2021||$ 68.2K - $ 120.3K|
|October 2021||$ 60.2K - $ 145.6K|
|September 2021||$45.2K - $111.9K|
|August 2021||$61.7K - $126.7K|
|July 2021||$59K - $128.4K|
|June 2021||$63.3K - $109.9K|
|May 2021||$75.1K - $149.2K|
|April 2021||$42.6K - $102.8K|
|March 2021||$67.1K - $138.6K|
|February 2021||$52.7K - $90.6K|
|January 2021||$68.5K - $105K|
Robin Van Persie Net Worth 2020
Robin Van Persie 's revenue is $1.1M in 2020. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Robin Van Persie and could vary in the range between $992.4K - $1M.
|December 2020||$55.8K - $107.6K|
|November 2020||$67.9K - $140.2K|
|October 2020||$60.4K - $94.1K|
|September 2020||$82.1K - $137.8K|
|August 2020||$49.5K - $102.6K|
|July 2020||$62K - $155.5K|
|June 2020||$80.1K - $118.7K|
|May 2020||$53.8K - $166.4K|
|April 2020||$82.5K - $87.9K|
|March 2020||$58.9K - $108.5K|
|February 2020||$82.7K - $96.2K|
|January 2020||$82K - $165.5K|
Robin Van Persie Net Worth 2019
Robin Van Persie 's revenue is $1.5M in 2019. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Robin Van Persie and could vary in the range between $702.2K - $1.6M.
|December 2019||$82.2K - $117.5K|
|November 2019||$55.6K - $104.5K|
|October 2019||$50.1K - $156.9K|
|September 2019||$63.8K - $118.2K|
|August 2019||$77.7K - $148.4K|
|July 2019||$43.9K - $91.1K|
|June 2019||$50.1K - $109.5K|
|May 2019||$41.8K - $90.2K|
|April 2019||$75.8K - $115.8K|
|March 2019||$51.7K - $122K|
|February 2019||$42.7K - $120.2K|
|January 2019||$61.8K - $138.4K|
Robin Van Persie Net Worth 2018
Robin Van Persie 's revenue is $1M in 2018. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Robin Van Persie and could vary in the range between $854.6K - $1.9M.
|December 2018||$49.6K - $132.5K|
|November 2018||$64.9K - $101.3K|
|October 2018||$47.2K - $104.9K|
|September 2018||$60.3K - $150.4K|
|August 2018||$71.2K - $92.7K|
|July 2018||$65.8K - $87.8K|
|June 2018||$51.8K - $118.2K|
|May 2018||$46.7K - $123.6K|
|April 2018||$77.5K - $119.6K|
|March 2018||$74.8K - $112.4K|
|February 2018||$71.4K - $154.4K|
|January 2018||$79.1K - $90.3K|
Robin Van Persie Net Worth 2017
Robin Van Persie 's revenue is $1.4M in 2017. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Robin Van Persie and could vary in the range between $866.6K - $2M.
|December 2017||$56.2K - $92.8K|
|November 2017||$69.3K - $139.6K|
|October 2017||$50.6K - $97.8K|
|September 2017||$43.5K - $108.7K|
|August 2017||$82.7K - $144.4K|
|July 2017||$82K - $125.6K|
|June 2017||$46.8K - $122.9K|
|May 2017||$73.5K - $145.8K|
|April 2017||$68.9K - $143.8K|
|March 2017||$69.6K - $122.6K|
|February 2017||$61.7K - $109K|
|January 2017||$70.8K - $91K|
Robin Van Persie Net Worth 2016
Robin Van Persie 's revenue is $1.8M in 2016. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Robin Van Persie and could vary in the range between $893.2K - $1.5M.
|December 2016||$81K - $105.5K|
|November 2016||$59K - $143.2K|
|October 2016||$43.3K - $141.6K|
|September 2016||$74.5K - $163.8K|
|August 2016||$48.8K - $120.4K|
|July 2016||$81.9K - $83.9K|
|June 2016||$51.4K - $141.2K|
|May 2016||$71.3K - $138K|
|April 2016||$76.3K - $93.2K|
|March 2016||$57.5K - $148.7K|
|February 2016||$48.7K - $105.1K|
|January 2016||$54.3K - $101.1K|
Robin Van Persie Net Worth 2015
Robin Van Persie 's revenue is $1.4M in 2015. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Robin Van Persie and could vary in the range between $500.3K - $1.2M.
|December 2015||$45.5K - $148.4K|
|November 2015||$42.7K - $109.8K|
|October 2015||$42K - $94.3K|
|September 2015||$71.8K - $151.8K|
|August 2015||$61.2K - $94.7K|
|July 2015||$49.5K - $158.4K|
|June 2015||$45.1K - $110.9K|
|May 2015||$46.6K - $144.1K|
|April 2015||$59.2K - $136.9K|
|March 2015||$83.2K - $124.3K|
|February 2015||$43.1K - $133.9K|
|January 2015||$41.9K - $159.6K|
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