Van Persie will retire after the season

HOLLAND: Robin van Persie.

Former Arsenal, Manchester United and Netherlands forward Robin van Persie has announced his retirement.

Van Persie says he will retire from football at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old returned to Feyenoord last year. He made his debut for the club when he was 17 years old.

“When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season,” he said to the media.

“I will be 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football.”

“I also do not believe that my return to Feyenoord has only been successful if we win the title,” he added.

“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.”

“I want to win as a football player and the cup win was nice, but that is not the measurement between whether it is successful or not.

“I wanted to give something back, share my experiences. I am trying to help my fellow players.

He has scored 50 goals in 102 appearances for his country.


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