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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Robin van Persie

1 Apr 2022

See the prolific striker's best goals and milestones as we go through the 25 nominees who were up for vote

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We are looking at the 25 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.

The six players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans had their say by voting up until 21:00 BST on Sunday 3 April.

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 he quickly became an integral part of the side and established himself as the club's main striker following the departure of Thierry Henry in 2007.

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

The crowning moment came when he scored a hat-trick against Aston Villa that included a spectacular first-time volley, a type of strike that had become his trademark following a special effort at Charlton Athletic for the Gunners earlier in his career.  

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

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 United.

Van Persie scored 144 Premier League goals, the third-highest tally of any non-Englishman, behind Sergio Aguero (184) and Thierry Henry (175). 

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