Video: Robert Pires spotted in crowd at local Greek game, invited to play second half

Posted by Chris Wright

As things stand Robert Pires hasn't officially retired, but seeing as he made his last professional appearance for Aston Villa over two years ago now, it's fairly safe to assume that the 39-year-old former World Cup winner didn't spend his weekend in the Greek coastal town of Rafina on the hunt for a new club - though that's exactly what he got!

At a loose end and with approximately 90 minutes to kill, Pires toddled along to watch local side Storm Rafina play a pre-season friendly against AO Mykonos, but fans quickly spotted the Arsenal legend in the terraces and the fuss was duly noticed by the Rafina players, who sidled over at half-time and politely asked the Frenchman if he'd be willing to turn out for their side in the second half to help overturn a 1-2 deficit.

Pires agreed to pull on the Storm Rafina strip and unsurprisingly proved to be the difference after coming on after the break, both scoring a goal and setting up another as his new side came from behind to win the game 3-2...

Sign him up, sign him up, sign him up!


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