Birthday Boy Robin van Persie Has Always Been a Serious Talent

Mark BollonsFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2017

Robin van Persie has always been a serious talent.

The Dutch striker turned 34 on Sunday and plies his trade for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig.

They are benefiting from his ability in front of goal, which has been honed since Van Persie joined Excelsior at the age of five.

He's had subsequent spells at Feyenoord (after moving as a teenager), Arsenal and Manchester United, scoring goals at every stop in the process.

What a player.