|BORN||January 23, 1984|
|HEIGHT||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
Arjen Robben, a Dutch professional footballer best known for his signature “cut and shot” style, is now with Bundesliga club FC Bayern München. In Bedum, Netherlands, he was born on the 23rd day of the year 1984. Robben is typically a right winger, although he can also play on the left side of the field. He’s also slid back to right midfield on a few occasions. Robben is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest wingers, because to his lightning-fast pace and deadly accuracy when crossing the ball.
Robben began playing football at a young age and quickly became a star. FC Groningen, his hometown club, was inspired and signed him as a result. It didn’t take long for Robben to get into the first team, and he quickly found himself in PSV Eindhoven, a much superior club in the Netherlands.
He has played for a number of different organisations, including FC Groningen, PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and FC Bayern München over his career. He now represents FC Bayern München.
On December 3, 2000, Robben made his Eredivisie debut for FC Groningen, replacing Leonardo dos Santos in the starting lineup.
Robben made his Netherlands debut against Portugal in a friendly when he was just 19 years old.
Ascend to the Pinnacle
Robben was selected for the Netherlands’ Euro 2004 team after making his international debut in 2003. In a 3-2 defeat against Czech Republic, he made his first competitive debut, but it was only as a 66th-minute replacement.
In 2006, Robben was chosen to represent his country in the World Cup for the first time, and he won two Player of the Match honours, making him the first player to do so. He’d scored twice in the qualifications to win a starting XI spot for the World Cup.
Robben made his second appearance in his career in the European Cup in 2008. He’ll be remembered for his three-goal, one-assist effort in a 3-1 victory against France. Fans of the Dutch maestro will always remember the World Cup of 2010. He was an integral part of his team’s run to the championship game, when they fell to Spain 1-0. In the run-up to the finals, Robben had netted twice.
When Robben returned to the 2014 World Cup, he was named to FIFA’s final 10-man shortlist for the FIFA Golden Ball award. In a season that saw the Netherlands finish third, he had four goals, including two against Spain.
Due to the Netherlands’ failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Robben announced his retirement from international football.
Robben has 96 appearances under his belt, with 37 goals and 30 assists to his credit.
Career in a Club
He appeared in 52 games for FC Groningen during which time he scored 12 goals and set up 5 more. It was because of this that PSV decided to recruit him, and they paid him €3.9 million to do so. Top European teams were interested in signing him since he was a young, promising player. The winger went on to make 70 appearances for PSV, scoring 21 goals and setting up 16 more while playing as a midfielder.
At the end of the 2003-04 season, Robben agreed to a €18 million transfer from Manchester United to Chelsea. He was a natural fit for the squad, and his first year ended with a league championship. Chelsea won back-to-back league titles in his second season, and he had an even stronger season in his third. In the 2007 FA Cup Final, Chelsea defeated Manchester United to give him another another championship triumph. A total of 19 goals and 24 assists were recorded by Robben in 106 appearances with the Reds.
In 2007, Real Madrid paid €35 million to sign Arjen Robben. The 2007-08 season saw him win another league championship with Real Madrid, who were champions at the time. When Florentino Perez became president of Real Madrid, he sold him to Bayern Munich for €25 million. He was an essential member of the team. He has 65 games under his belt, and he has 13 goals and 14 assists to show for it.
Robben has thrived as a right winger for Bayern Munich since joining the club, scoring as many vital goals as he has done so. In the 2012-13 season, he led them to a triple by winning the Champions League with them. At the age of 30, Robben already had six league championships under his belt, four league cups, and the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup to his name. He’s been a valuable member of the squad for over a decade, appearing in 284 games over that time period.