Robin Van Persie

Date of birth06 August 1983
Place of birthRotterdam
NationalityDutch
Weight71 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

Robin Van Persie joined Arsenal in May 2004 on a four-year contract.

A precocious talent, his ten goals in his first season at Arsenal included a brace in the FA Cup Semi-final win against Blackburn Rovers.

Robin scored Holland's opening goal in their 2-1 defeat of Ivory Coast in the Group C match at the 2006 World Cup finals.

He joined Manchester United in August 2012 with a four-year contract.

Robin was included in Netherlands' 2014 World Cup squad.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Feyenoord 03 Feb 2002 17 May 2004
Arsenal 17 May 2004 17 Aug 2012
Manchester United 17 Aug 2012 14 Jul 2015
Fenerbahçe 14 Jul 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Feyenoord UEFA Cup 6
1
2
2004-05 Arsenal FA Community Shield
1
2004-05 Arsenal FA Cup 3
2
3
2004-05 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Arsenal Premier League 12
14
5
2
1
2004-05 Arsenal UEFA Champions League
6
1
2005-06 Arsenal FA Community Shield
1
2005-06 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
4
2005-06 Arsenal Premier League 13
11
5
2
2005-06 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
4
2
1
1
2006-07 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2006-07 Arsenal Premier League 17
5
11
8
2006-07 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 7
1
2
2007-08 Arsenal League Cup 1
2007-08 Arsenal Premier League 13
2
7
2
2007-08 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
1
2
1
2008-09 Arsenal FA Cup 4
2
4
1
2008-09 Arsenal Premier League 24
4
11
5
1
2008-09 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10
5
3
2009-10 Arsenal Premier League 14
2
9
3
2009-10 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4
1
2
2010-11 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1
1
2010-11 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
2010-11 Arsenal Premier League 19
6
18
4
2010-11 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
2
1
1
2011-12 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2
2011-12 Arsenal Premier League 37
1
30
8
2011-12 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
2
5
2012-13 Manchester United FA Cup
4
1
2012-13 Manchester United Premier League 35
3
26
6
2012-13 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
1
3
2
2013-14 Manchester United FA Community Shield 1
2
2013-14 Manchester United Premier League 18
3
12
2
2013-14 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
2
4
1
2014-15 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
2014-15 Manchester United Premier League 25
2
10
5
2015-16 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League
1
2015-16 Fenerbahçe UEFA Europa League 9
2
1
2
2016-17 Fenerbahçe UEFA Europa League 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Feb 2002 Rangers v Feyenoord D 1-1 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
28 Feb 2002 Feyenoord v Rangers W 3-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
14 Mar 2002 PSV Eindhoven v Feyenoord D 1-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
21 Mar 2002 Feyenoord v PSV Eindhoven D 1-1
Agg: 2-2
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
04 Apr 2002 Inter Milano v Feyenoord W 0-1 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
11 Apr 2002 Feyenoord v Inter Milano W 2-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
08 May 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Feyenoord W 2-3 UEFA Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Netherlands UEFA Under-19 1
1
2001-02 Netherlands Under-19 1
2002-03 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 3
1
2002-03 Netherlands Under-21 1
2003-04 Netherlands Under-21 1
2004-05 Netherlands FIFA World Cup
2
1
2004-05 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 4
1
1
2005-06 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 7
1
1
1
2005-06 Netherlands International Friendly 3
1
2006-07 Netherlands International Friendly 1
1
2006-07 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4
4
1
2007-08 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2007-08 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4
3
2
2
2008-09 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
1
2008-09 Netherlands International Friendly 4
3
2009-10 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 8
1
3
2009-10 Netherlands International Friendly 6
5
2010-11 Netherlands International Friendly 2
1
2010-11 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 2
2
1
2011-12 Netherlands International Friendly 5
3
2011-12 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 7
5
1
2012-13 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 5
5
2012-13 Netherlands International Friendly 3
1
2013-14 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 10
10
2
2013-14 Netherlands International Friendly 5
2
2014-15 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2014-15 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 5
2
2015-16 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 1
1
1
2
2017-18 Netherlands FIFA World Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Oct 2001 Italy v Netherlands L 3-0 U19
10 Nov 2001 Albania v Netherlands W 1-8 UEFA U19 Group 13
12 Nov 2001 San Marino v Netherlands W 0-7 UEFA U19 Group 13
06 Sep 2002 Netherlands v Belarus L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
15 Oct 2002 Austria v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
19 Nov 2002 Germany v Netherlands L 4-1 U21
28 Mar 2003 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
02 Apr 2003 Moldova v Netherlands D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
17 Feb 2004 England v Netherlands L 3-2 Under-21
07 Sep 2004 Netherlands v Czech Republic D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Oct 2004 FYR Macedonia v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
12 Oct 2004 Netherlands v Finland W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
25 Mar 2005 Romania v Netherlands L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
04 Jun 2005 Netherlands v Romania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Jun 2005 Finland v Netherlands W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Aug 2005 Netherlands v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Armenia v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
07 Sep 2005 Netherlands v Andorra W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Oct 2005 Czech Republic v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Oct 2005 Netherlands v FYR Macedonia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
27 May 2006 Netherlands v Cameroon W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Mexico W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2006 Serbia and Montenegro v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
16 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Ivory Coast W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
21 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
16 Aug 2006 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 0-4 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Luxembourg v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
06 Sep 2006 Netherlands v Belarus W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Oct 2006 Bulgaria v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
11 Oct 2006 Netherlands v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
22 Aug 2007 Switzerland v Netherlands L 2-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Netherlands v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Sep 2007 Albania v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Oct 2007 Netherlands v Slovenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
26 Mar 2008 Austria v Netherlands W 3-4 International Friendly
09 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Italy W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
13 Jun 2008 France v Netherlands W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
17 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Romania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
21 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Russia L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
20 Aug 2008 Russia v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Netherlands v Australia L 1-2 International Friendly
10 Sep 2008 FYR Macedonia v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Oct 2008 Norway v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
19 Nov 2008 Netherlands v Sweden W 3-1 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Tunisia v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Netherlands v Scotland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2009 Iceland v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Jun 2009 Netherlands v Norway W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
12 Aug 2009 Netherlands v England D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Netherlands v Japan W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Scotland v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
14 Nov 2009 Italy v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
26 May 2010 Netherlands v Mexico W 2-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Ghana W 4-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Hungary W 6-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Denmark W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
19 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Japan W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 2010 Cameroon v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Slovakia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - round of 16
02 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
06 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Uruguay W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
11 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Spain L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Final
17 Nov 2010 Netherlands v Turkey W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 2011 Hungary v Netherlands W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group E
29 Mar 2011 Netherlands v Hungary W 5-3 UEFA European Championship Group E
04 Jun 2011 Brazil v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2011 Uruguay v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Netherlands v San Marino W 11-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
06 Sep 2011 Finland v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
07 Oct 2011 Netherlands v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Oct 2011 Sweden v Netherlands L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
11 Nov 2011 Netherlands v Switzerland D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 England v Netherlands W 2-3 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Netherlands v Bulgaria L 1-2 International Friendly
30 May 2012 Netherlands v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Northern Ireland W 6-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Denmark L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Germany L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2012 Portugal v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
07 Sep 2012 Netherlands v Turkey W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
11 Sep 2012 Hungary v Netherlands W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
16 Oct 2012 Romania v Netherlands W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
06 Feb 2013 Netherlands v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Netherlands v Estonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
26 Mar 2013 Netherlands v Romania W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
07 Jun 2013 Indonesia v Netherlands W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2013 China PR v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
14 Aug 2013 Portugal v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Estonia v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
10 Sep 2013 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
11 Oct 2013 Netherlands v Hungary W 8-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
15 Oct 2013 Turkey v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
05 Mar 2014 France v Netherlands L 2-0 International Friendly
17 May 2014 Netherlands v Ecuador D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 2014 Netherlands v Ghana W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2014 Spain v Netherlands W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
18 Jun 2014 Australia v Netherlands W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
29 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
05 Jul 2014 Netherlands v Costa Rica W 0-0 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
09 Jul 2014 Argentina v Netherlands L 0-0 (2-4) FIFA World Cup Semi-final
12 Jul 2014 Brazil v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup 3rd place play-off
04 Sep 2014 Italy v Netherlands L 2-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2014 Czech Republic v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
10 Oct 2014 Netherlands v Kazakhstan W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Oct 2014 Iceland v Netherlands L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
16 Nov 2014 Netherlands v Latvia W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
05 Jun 2015 Netherlands v USA L 3-4 International Friendly
12 Jun 2015 Latvia v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
06 Sep 2015 Turkey v Netherlands L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Oct 2015 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
31 Aug 2017 France v Netherlands L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.