Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie is a Dutch professional football player who currently plays as a forward for Turkish Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe and the Netherlands national team. The 34 years old has played for clubs like Feyenoord, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Fenerbahçe.
Van Persie is currently receiving an annual salary of $6 million. He is regarded as of the world's best forwards, best know for his strength and shooting.
Robin van Persie was born on 6 August 1983, to his parents José Ras van Persie and Bob Van Persie. He was born and raised in Rotterdam, Netherlands. His two sisters are Kiky Van Persie and Lilly Van Persie
Talking about his nationality, he belongs to Dutch nationality. He began his youth footballing career in 1997, in Excelsior when he was at the age of 10.
Robin Van Persie began his professional footballing career in 2001, joining the Dutch professional football club Feyenoord. He made his club debut in 2001, at the age of 17. He was awarded "KNVB Best Young Talent award" in 2002. He was in the club for 3 years making a total of 61 appearances and 15 goals. He further made his move to England.
He then signed to the Premier League's club Arsenal on 17 May 2004, agreeing to a four-year deal with the club. He made his debut and won a trophy in the process, after he scored a goal against Manchester United on 8 August 2004, in the final of FA Community Shield. He won the "Player of the Month award" for November 2005. He slowly developed himself as one of the prominent players for his team along with Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. His eight successive season at the club ended up with a total of 194 appearances and 96 goals.
He further made his move to the league's fellow side Manchester United on 17 August 2012, signing to a four-year contract with the club. His club debut came on 20 August 2012, in a match against Everton. His first hat-trick with the club came on 2 September 2012, against Southampton. He won a Premier League and an FA Community Shield, with the club along with Wayne Rooney in his three seasons with the club. He ended his career in the club with a total of 86 appearances and 48 goals.
He then made his move to Turkish Süper Lig side Fenerbahçe on 14 July 2015, signing to a three-year deal with the club. His league debut came on 14 August 2015, against Eskişehirspor and his debut goal for the club came on 20 August 2015. He still plays for the club.
Van Persie has represented his national side Netherlands in both junior and senior levels in several tournaments. He made his senior international debut on 4 June 2005, in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Romania. He has played in three editions of the FIFA World Cup, and sadly he won't be appearing in this world cup along with Arjen Robben as his team failed to qualify. He has won 101 caps for his national team scoring 50 goals.
Robin Van Persie is a married man; he got married to his longterm loving girlfriend Bouchra van Persie. The couple is together for more than decades. They tied their knots on March 31, 2004, among their family and friends. Bouchra is a Muslim.
The couple together has two children, a daughter and a son named Dina Layla van Persie and Shaqueel van Persie respectively. The couple is living happily together without any rumors of disputes or divorce. However, Bouchra had once almost left her husband in 2005 for a suspicious rape case.
Net Worth and Endorsements
Robin Van Persie is indeed a wealthy man who stands with an estimated net worth of $18 million in 2017. He is currently receiving an annual salary of £6 million from his present club. His wage at United was £250,000-a-week which has dropped to £110,000 at Fenerbahçe.
Apart from his earnings from football he too earns massive amounts through his deals with several endorsing brands like Nike, Pepsi, and Cover Girl Cosmetics. He earns over $4 million annually from his endorsements.
He too owns several luxury cars as Porsche Panamera, Range Rover, S5 Sportback car, and others too. As of 2017, his market value is recorded to be $5.3 million. He previously owned a Goffs Oak mansion in England whic he cold after his move to United.