Robert Pirs – Biography of Robert Pirs

Robert Pirès was born on October 29, 1973 in Reims, France.

Pirès began to play in the lower categories of a team from his hometown called Stade de Reims. From there he went to the youth team FC Metz, a team with which he made his professional debut in 1993 and would remain for 6 seasons in which he would play 162 games and score 43 goals.

In 1998, after winning the Soccer World Cup in his country, he was signed by Olympique de Marseille, where he would remain for two seasons of unpleasant memory for him, for sports and extra-sports matters.

In 2000 he won the European Football Championship with France, and Arsenal and Real Madrid dispute to have them among their ranks.
Finally he was signed by the English club, and after some spectacular matches he became the undisputed starter in the plans of coach Arséne Wegner. In his second season he is chosen as the best player according to the English press association.

In 2004 he was chosen as one of the 100 best living footballers. He currently plays for the Spanish club Villarreal CF.


FC Metz (1992-1998)
Olympique de Marseille (1998-2000)
Arsenal FC (2000-2006)
Villarreal (2006-)


National championships:

With Metz:
French League Cup (1996)

With Arsenal:
Fa Premier League (2002 and 2004)
England Cup (2002, 2003 and 2005)

International Cups (all with France):
Soccer World Cup (1998)
Eurocup (2000)
Confederations Cup (2001 and 2003)