Robin van Persie

Scorer of some of the Premier League era's most spectacular goals, Robin van Persie's masterful touch and technique is renowned the world over. Across his eight year span at Arsenal, the Dutchman developed into not only a formidable striker, scoring 132 times in his tenure at the Emirates, but also a charismatic leader, prompting coach Arsene Wenger to name him as the team's captain as former talisman Cesc Fabregas departed to Barcelona in August 2011. After a prolific 2011/12 campaign, he was brought to Manchester United as the goal threat upon which Sir Alex Ferguson rests his hopes of prizing the Premier League title back from Manchester City, setting into motion a new chapter in the story of one of English football's most consistent entertainers. Accomplishing that goal and adding the Premier League trophy to his cabinet, Van Persie has headed for pastures new, linking up with the likes of Nani, Raul Meireles and Bruno Alves in a new-look Fenerbahce side.