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Robin Van Persie Gets A Special Mashup Shirt To Celebrate His Football Career

Robin Van Persie Gets A Special Mashup Shirt To Celebrate His Football Career

Robin van Persie called it time on his illustrious footballing career on Sunday after Feyenoord's 2-0 defeat to ADO Den Haag.

The 35-year-old Dutch striker, who announced in October that he would retire at the end of the season, received a guard of honour when he was subbed off in stoppage time.

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Well, Dutch kit customisers Blood In Blood Out have created a special mashup shirt for the former Manchester United and Arsenal star, featuring all of the teams that he played for at senior club level.

The former Netherlands international played for four clubs -- United, the Gunners, Fenerbahçe and Feyenoord -- and, of course, they are all represented in Blood In Blood Out's commemorative mashup.

You'll probably have heard of Blood In Blood Out before, mainly for how they have done mashup shirts for the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wesley Sneijder and Jari Litmanen.

Credit: Blood In Blood Out
Credit: Blood In Blood Out
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Ahead of his final match, van Persie said that the "goal was [to] go out with honour because football is my passion."

He also told the press conference that he has no intentions of immediately becoming a football coach after he has hung up his boots.

"To become a coach means stress," he said.

"If you do it the way Pep Guardiola does, you're busy with football day and night. And after three defeats, you are the head of Jut.

"Look at how Marco van Basten was treated as a coach. The magic disappeared. It's a hard business and first I'm getting away for a while."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

While he might not have had the trophy-laden career of some players, van Persie was rated quite highly as a striker and won an FA Cup with Arsenal and the Premier League title with United.

He also enjoyed a successful stint for his country, making over 100 appearances for the Netherlands and featuring in the final of the 2010 World Cup against Spain.

What was the best goal that van Persie scored in his career?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Blood In Blood Out

Topics: Football News, fenerbahce, Football, Manchester United, Robin van Persie, Eredivisie, Netherlands, Arsenal, Feyenoord

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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