The swan-dive header from the Oranje striker has become an internet sensation, with people across the world replicating it - even the striker's 93-year-old relative
The emphatic swan-dive has developed into an internet sensation, becoming the subject of thousands of Vines, videos and memes in the last few days as #Persieing trends worldwide.
And now the striker's 93-year-old grandfather, Wim Ras, has joined in on the craze with his own Van Persie impression.
"I thought it was a great landing," Ras told Omroep Brabant.
The 93-year-old spoke of his pride at seeing his grandson score such an impeccable goal and insists that it was a very difficult thing to pull off.
"A belly landing is not always fun, huh? I used to do gymnastics and I know what it is like but in gnymnastics those moves are planned and intended," he said.
"Robin only needed a fraction of a second to make the jump.
"To get such an exquisite delivery in such a situation and then to score, that is a hell of an achievement.
"The attack went well but getting up there was very difficult, obviously, because it is not a movement that you do every day."