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[30.09.06] Charlton: Arsenal London 1:2 -Robin Van Persie

Robin Van Persie
(born 6 August 1983 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch footballer who plays for English Premier League club Arsenal F.C. and the Dutch national team. The son of two artists, Van Persie was encouraged to follow in his parents' footsteps, but he instead preferred football and joined SBV Excelsior's youth squad in 2001. He made his breakthrough at hometown club Feyenoord, where he spent three seasons and won the 2002 UEFA Cup. In 2004, he moved to England and signed with Arsenal, with whom he promptly won the FA Community Shield, and the FA Cup. Van Persie has 32 caps and ten goals with the Netherlands, and participated in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2008 UEFA European Championships.

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