Robin van Persie Comes On As Sub, Scores Sensational Goal 50-Seconds Later
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Robin van Persie is back in the Eredivisie after 14 years away from the Dutch top flight, and he marked his return in style.
The prolific striker ended his spell in Turkey with Fenerbahce by re-signing with boyhood club Feyenoord, where he began his professional football venture.
van Persie enjoyed spells away from De Kuip after moving on in 2004. He signed for Arsenal, spending eights seasons in North London before switching Premier League allegiances.
He joined Manchester United, weighing in with 26 league goals in his debut season, steering his side to the league title.
A stint in the Super Lig then prompted Feyenoord to snap him back up.
And the club immediately benefited with van Persie on the pitch who bagged a goal within a minute after entering the fray.
The 34-year-old made a cameo appearance, coming on in the 77th minute. But scoring 50-seconds into his outing. WHAT A MOMENT!
Most dreams do not always come true, but this one did! :relaxed::grin::soccer:- Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) February 9, 2018
Thank you legioen, we hear and feel you support! We go again on sunday! :red_circle::white_circle: pic.twitter.com/P4D9Ti5Xtk
van Persie's heroics sparked social media into frenzy.
Robin van Persie scored his first goal since returning to Feyenoord tonight. How about that first touch? Still got it https://t.co/SzCVlCYEZ6
- Ryan Baldi (@RyanBaldiFW) February 8, 2018
What a moment...
Robin van Persie has just scored his first Eredivisie goal in over 14 years for Feyenoord. :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/fsC5C2OB0J
- Goal UK (@GoalUK) February 8, 2018
FT ' A fine display in the 2nd half by Feyenoord with great goals by Toornstra, St Juste and @Persie_Official !! pic.twitter.com/GHvkwiIcsb
- Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord_int) February 8, 2018
:camera_with_flash: ' G O A L S :point_up::v:
:soccer: @Persie_Official #feygro #Feyenoord pic.twitter.com/R4QvAipX7n
- Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) February 8, 2018
Despite the three points against Groningen, Feyenoord remain off the pace. Though a strong finish could still see them break into the top three which would earn a spot in Europe.
How many more goals will the ex-Premier League winner score? Let us know in the comment section below.
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