Wednesday, 27th March, 2013
Robin van Persie has drawn level with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar as the fifth top scorer in the history of Dutch football after bagging a brace in Holland’s 4-0 destruction of Romania.
The 29-year-old struck in the 55th minute and then slotted in a second from the penalty spot in the 64th minute. He was joined on the scoresheet by Rafael van der Vaart (12th minute) and Jeremain Lens (90th minute).
Van Persie’s first of the evening drew him level in the scoring stakes with Johan Cruyff and Abe Lenstra, with 33 goals.
The Manchester United man’s second of the night saw him surpass the pair though and move up to join Huntelaar on 34 goals for the Oranje.
Now Van Persie will set his sights on moving further up the goalscoring charts for his country.
Ahead of the former Feyenoord man are Faas Wilkes and Ruud van Nistelrooy (35 goals each), Dennis Bergkamp (37 goals) and Patrick Kluivert (40 goals).
Becoming the top scorer of all-time for Holland looks well within reach for Van Persie, although Huntelaar may yet have something to say about that.
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