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Hall of Fame nominee: Robin van Persie

8 May 2021
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See the prolific striker's best goals and milestones as we go through the 23 nominees up for vote

After the launch of the Premier League Hall of Fame, we are looking at the 23 nominees who you can vote for to join inaugural inductees Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

Cast your vote A place in the Hall of Fame is reserved for only the best. Who joins is down to you - the fans. Vote now

The six players with the most combined votes will enter the Premier League Hall of Fame.

Robin van Persie

Van Persie became one of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers in his spells at Arsenal and Manchester United 

The Dutchman moved to Arsenal in 2004 as a second forward but quickly became the club's main striker following the departure of Henry.

After finishing the 2011/12 season as the Premier League's top scorer with 30 goals, he moved to Old Trafford and immediately won another Golden Boot, firing Man Utd to the title.

To date he is one of only six players to be the league's top scorer in successive seasons.

Career in numbers
Category Robin van Persie
Appearances 280
Goals 144
Assists 53
PL titles 1
Golden Boots 2
Monthly awards 5
What they said

"In terms of impact Van Persie had as big an impact as anyone I can imagine.” - Sir Alex Ferguson

See: Vote for your Hall of Fame players

Did you know?

Between January and May 2011, Van Persie scored in nine consecutive Premier League away matches, a record in the competition.

Van Persie is one of only two players to have scored 25+ Premier League goals in a season for two different clubs, netting 30 for Arsenal in 2011/12 and 26 for Man Utd in 2012/13. The other being Alan Shearer, who achieved this with Blackburn and Newcastle.

Van Persie scored 144 Premier League goals, the third-highest tally of any non-Englishman, behind Sergio Aguero (182) and Thierry Henry (175). 

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