Robin van Persie Retires
By Shane R
Robin van Persie has decided to retire have a prolific career playing for Manchester United and Arsenal, among others. At 35-year-old, van Persie believes that his spectacular career speaks for itself. After playing his last match with Feyenoord early this month against ADO Den Haag, van Persie said that prolonging his career to win the Eredivisie title was not in the cards.
This season, van Persie was very efficient, scoring 16 goals in 25 matches for Feyenoord. That has been one of van Persie’s best attributes in the sport of soccer: goal scoring. When playing for his country, the Netherlands, van Persie scored a lot of goals, ending up as the country’s all-time goal scorer.
In 2004, van Persie joined Arsenal. Over the years, van Persie became a legit forward and left for Manchester United. The team won a Premier League title with the help of van Persie. At the World Cup in 2010, van Persie helped the Dutch get to the finals and in 2014, the semi-finals. While playing for the Dutchmen, van Persie scored 50 goals in 102 matches.
The striker will certainly be missed throughout the years. Many people wished van Persie would continue to play, but the man from the Netherlands has other aspirations, like getting involved in big business, spending time with his family, and not dealing with the wear and tear that soccer can bring.
So, we wish van Persie the very best. There may never be a Netherlands’ player quite like this Dutchman. He was certainly one of a kind in the 21st Century.