His complete name is Robert Emmanuel Pires. He was born on 29 October 1973 in Reims. Pires is of Portuguese and Spanish parentage. His playing position in the field is as a winger/attacking midfielder. Pires could play all across the midfield or in a place to support the striker(s) although he usually takes the role on the left wing. He is a soccer player of French who at present takes part for Villarreal of the Spanish club.
In club level, he experienced playing for senior clubs such as Metz in 1992-1998, Marseille in 1998-2000, Arsenal in 2000-2006, and Villarreal in 2006 -.
He was member of the 1998 World Cup of France and Euro 2000 winning team. He had to fail to spot the 2002 World Cup because of an injury he maintained playing on behalf of Arsenal club. Pires played in 1996 Olympic Games and Euro 2004 as well. Pires collected 79 caps for his national team and made 14 goals. At the 2001 Confederations Cup Pires also gained the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe awards in Korea/Japan.
During his career as a professional soccer player, Robert Pires collected many honors and achievements. Some of them are 1996 League Cup Winner (Metz), 1998 World Cup Winner (France), 1999 UEFA Cup Runner-up (Marseille), 2000 European Championships Winner (France), 2001 FA Cup Runner-up (Arsenal), 2001 Confederation Cup Winner (France), 2002 Premier League Winner (Arsenal), 2003 FA Cup Winner (Arsenal), 2003 Confederation Cup Winner (France), 2004 Premier League Winner (Arsenal), 2005 FA Cup Winner (Arsenal), 2006 Champions League Runner-up (Arsenal).
Source by Philip Folsom