Robert Pirès

French association football player

Robert Emmanuel Pires (born 29 October 1973) is a French football coach and former professional player.[4]

Robert Pires
Pires in 2011
Personal information
Full name Robert Emmanuel Pires[1]
Date of birth (1973-10-29) 29 October 1973 (age 50)[2]
Place of birth Reims, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Position(s) Winger, attacking midfielder
Youth career
1989–1992 Reims
1992–1993 Metz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Metz 162 (43)
1998–2000 Marseille 66 (8)
2000–2006 Arsenal 189 (62)
2006–2010 Villarreal 103 (13)
2010–2011 Aston Villa 9 (0)
2014–2015 FC Goa 8 (1)
Total 537 (127)
National team
1995–1996 France U21 12 (5)
1996–2004 France 79 (14)
Honours
Men's football
Representing  France
FIFA World Cup
Winner 1998 France
UEFA European Championship
Winner 2000 Belgium-Netherlands
FIFA Confederations Cup
Winner 2001 Korea-Japan
Winner 2003 France
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career statistics

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Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Metz 1992–93 Division 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
1993–94 Division 1 24 1 5 0 0 0 28 1
1994–95 Division 1 34 8 2 1 0 0 36 9
1995–96 Division 1 38 11 7 2 0 0 45 13
1996–97 Division 1 32 11 3 1 6 0 41 12
1997–98 Division 1 31 11 6 2 3 0 41 13
Total 161 42 23 6 9 0 195 47
Marseille 1998–99 Division 1 34 6 2 0 11 3 49 9
1999–2000 Division 1 32 2 3 1 11 2 46 5
Total 66 8 5 1 22 5 95 14
Arsenal 2000–01 Premier League 33 4 6 3 12 3 51 10
2001–02 Premier League 28 9 5 2 12 3 47 14
2002–03 Premier League 26 14 7 2 9 0 42 16
2003–04 Premier League 36 14 5 1 10 4 51 19
2004–05 Premier League 33 14 6 2 8 1 48 17
2005–06 Premier League 33 7 3 2 12 2 48 11
Total 189 62 33 12 62 13 287 87
Villarreal 2006–07 La Liga 11 3 0 0 2 0 13 3
2007–08 La Liga 34 3 5 1 2 0 41 4
2008–09 La Liga 32 3 0 0 8 1 40 4
2009–10 La Liga 28 4 2 1 7 2 37 7
Total 105 13 7 2 19 3 131 18
Aston Villa 2010–11 Premier League 9 0 3 1 0 0 12 1
FC Goa 2014 Indian Super League 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Career total 538 126 69 20 113 19 720 165

International

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Appearances and goals by national team and year[6]
National team Year Apps Goals
France 1997 11 1
1998 14 1
1999 9 1
2000 10 2
2001 13 4
2002 1 0
2003 12 4
2004 13 0
Total 79 14
Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Pires goal.
List of international goals scored by Robert Pires
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 October 1996 Parc des Princes, Paris, France   Turkey 4–0 4–0 Friendly match
2 26 February 1997 Parc des Princes, Paris, France   Netherlands 1–1 2–1 Friendly match
3 10 October 1998 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Russia 0–2 2–3 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
4 13 November 1999 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France   Croatia 1–0 3–0 Friendly match
5 28 May 2000 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia   Croatia 0–1 0–2 Friendly match
6 16 August 2000 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France FIFA XI 4–0 5–1 Friendly match
7 3 June 2001 Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan, South Korea   Mexico 3–0 4–0 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
8 7 June 2001 Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon, South Korea   Brazil 1–0 2–1 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup
9 15 August 2001 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France   Denmark 1–0 1–0 Friendly match
10 6 October 2001 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France   Algeria 4–1 4–1 Friendly match
11 30 April 2003 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France   Egypt 3–0 5–0 Friendly match
12 20 June 2003 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France   Japan 1–0 2–1 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
13 22 June 2003 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France   New Zealand 5–0 5–0 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
14 26 June 2003 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France   Turkey 2–0 3–2 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

Honours

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Metz

Arsenal

France

Individual

Orders

References

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  2. "Robert Pirès". Barry Hugman's Footballers.
  3. "Robert Pires". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  4. "Jeff Reine Adelaide reveals he is learning from Arsenal legend Robert Pires". Metro. London.
  5. "Robert Pires". worldfootball.net.
  6. "Robert Pirès". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "R. Pirès: Soccerway". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Robert Pirès: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  9. "Robert Pires". Arsenal F.C. Archived from the original on 14 January 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  10. "Barça comeback denies Arsenal". UEFA. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Palmarès Trophées UNFP – Oscars du foot". Sport Palmares.eu (in French). Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2023.
  12. "Robert Pires of Arsenal with the Football Writers Player of the Year Award". Getty Images.com.
  13. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2002). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2002/2003. Queen Anne Press. p. 480. ISBN 1-85291-648-6.
  14. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 496. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.
  15. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2004). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2004/2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 480. ISBN 1-85291-660-5.
  16. Maidment, Jem (2006). The Official Arsenal Encyclopedia. London: Hamlyn. p. 148. ISBN 9780600615491.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001 | Awards". FIFA. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  18. "Pele's list of the greatest". BBC Sport. 4 March 2004. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  19. "Décret du 24 juillet 1998 portant nomination à titre exceptionnel" [Decree of 24 July 1998 appointing on an exceptional basis]. Official Journal of the French Republic (in French). 1998 (170). 25 July 1998. PREX9801916D. Retrieved 30 November 2020.