Robin van Persie is a former professional footballer, who is recognised worldwide as one of the best strikers of his generation. Representing his country and numerous top clubs, his career spanned two decades, and now he is a prolific after dinner speaker for industry events. Playing in the forward position, Robin began his career in the youth division at Excelsior and Feyenoord in his birth country, the Netherlands. Later signing his first senior contract, Robin was awarded the KNVB Best Young Talent award, before his departure from Feyenoord in 2004.
Joining Arsenal saw the beginning of the greatest period of his career. Whilst at Arsenal he scored 96 goals, one of which was labelled ‘the goal of a lifetime’ by Arsène Wenger and later awarded ‘Goal of the Month’ by BBC Sport. As Arsenal’s top goal scorer, he achieved a new club record with his statistics and was honoured with the captain’s band for the 2011-2012 season. After eight illustrious years at the team, the start player transferred to Manchester United, where he scored his 100th Premier League goal. At Manchester United, Robin continued his success and assisted the team in their 20th league title.
Widely recognised as the Netherlands’ top goal scorer of all time, Robin has over 100 caps for his country. Playing for the U17, U19, and U21 teams, Robin progressed from his days as a top youth player to be a valuable asset to the national squad. Leading the side to great success, he presented his country in major competitions including the 2006, 2012, 2014 FIFA World Cups and the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.
With a career as impressive as Robin’s, it’s no surprise he has been the recipient of many world class awards. Some of his top individual accolades are the Premier League 100 Club’s Greatest Goal Award, Arsenal Player of the Season 2011-2012 and PFA Player of the Year for the same season. Due to a massively successful period on the pitch, Robin was awarded the Premier League Golden Boot and the Golden Boot Landmark Award on two and three occasions respectively, between 2011 and 2013. The five times, Premier League Player of the Month, has not only got impressive statistics and record but also has the heart of the fans. International sporting legend, top goalscorer and fan favourite, Robin van Persie is the ideal choice for an after dinner speaker. Exploring topics such as overcoming adversity, reaching peak performance and teamwork, Robin entertains his audiences with stories from the glory days and inspires them with his journey to sporting success.
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