Robin Van Persie Announces Retirement At The End Of The Season
Robin van Persie has announced that he will call it a day at the end of the season with the Feyenoord bringing the curtain down on his career after what will be 18 years at the top of the game.
Not every player gets to spend the whole of his career at the top level, competing for the best honours and then getting to call time on his career when he wants to.
That's the position that Robin van Persie is in. The Dutch legend is back playing for Feyenoord after his stints in England and Turkey and has revealed that at the end of the season he will hang up his boots.
Robin van Persie has told AD that he expects to retire at the end of the season, "I will be 36 years old, then I have been a professional for 18 years." pic.twitter.com/2MyZLV3AXH- Dutch Football (@FootballOranje_) October 24, 2018
The 35 year old is most famous for his time in the Premier League with Arsenal and then Manchester United, where he won the league.
That league title came after several frustrating years at Arsenal. He moved to Manchester United to play under Sir Alex Ferguson and helped the Red Devils win the title in what would be Fergie's last season.
His 26 goals that season were influential to winning the title and he scored a first half hat-trick against Aston Villa at Old Trafford in the win that secured the title.
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The former Fenerbahce striker also had success with the Netherlands. Whilst playing for his country Van Persie was a World Cup runner up in 2010, losing to Spain in the final, and also finished third in 2014 when Louis van Gaal's side surprised everyone to get to the semi-finals.
In 102 games for Netherlands the forward scored 50 goals whilst he has so far bagged 259 goals in his club career.
As well as his Premier League trophy RvP also won the Dutch Cup and UEFA Cup with Feyenoord and the FA Cup with Arsenal.
He's also one of the few people who can claim to have been part of a success at United with David Moyes due to the Community Shield win, now that's something to brag about.
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