Return to Feyenoord (2018 - 2019)

On 19 January 2018, Van Persie agreed to return to Feyenoord after cancelling his contract with Fenerbahce. On 28 February, he scored his 300th career goal in a victory that put Feyenoord into the 2017-18 KNVB Cup final. 
In October 2018 he announced he would retire from football at the end of the 2018-19 season. By the end of the season he had helped his boyhood team win the Dutch Cup, his first trophy since the 2013 FA Community Shield. 
On 12 May 2019, Van Persie played his last professional match as a footballer in a 2-0 home defeat against ADO Den Haag. He nearly played the entire match before being replaced in the 93rd minute of extra time. Feyenoord coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst had previously confirmed that this would be Van Persie's last match despite having one match day left in that season's Eredivisie. 
In several statements, Van Persie said that it would be a perfect ending to his career, being able to retire on the same field where he debuted his career as a professional footballer.