|Robin van Persie|
|Date of birth :||6 August 1983|
|Place of birth :||Rotterdam|
|Playing position :||Striker|
Robin van Persie is a Dutch professional footballer who started his senior football career at Feyenoord.
Van Persie usually plays as a center-or shadow striker, but can also be used as an attacking midfielder, left winger and right winger. He is known as a technically gifted player and is praised for his exceptional passing actions and magnificent staircase technique.
Van Persie played in the youth teams at Excelsior and Feyenoord and in 2002 made his 1st team debut at Feyenoord. In the 2001/02 season he won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord and was named Dutch Talent of the Year.
Van Persie made his Netherlands senior international debut in 2005. He has represented Netherlands at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships. In 2013, Van Persie was appointed captain of the Dutch national team.