Robin van Persie does not identify with a particular religion. While he does not claim to be an atheist or agnostic, van Persie outwardly expresses that he identifies as being non-religious.
Robin van Persie was born and raised in the Netherlands, and it is unknown what type of religious upbringing he had. The Manchester United forward married Bouchra Elbali, a Muslim woman, and the union caused many to assume that van Persie had converted to Islam.
When asked whether he converted to Islam, van Persie replied, "That's not true. I am not a Muslim nor a Christian, nor Jew. I have bred freely. If you want to be a Muslim, it must come from the heart .. I believe in myself. I would not [convert to Islam] just to please my wife."