Arjen Robben

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Arjen Robben was born on January 23, 1984 in the satellite town of Groningen called Bedum in the Netherlands.

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Robben started playing football at an early age as he started playing for the local club in Bedum at the age of 5.
He played there until the 2000 season, when at the end of that season, aged 12, he went to play for the Groningen youth team.

From day one at the new club, Robben was always treated in a special way, as everyone saw that he had enormous potential.

In the 2000/2001 season, Robben, aged 17, made his professional football debut.
Despite his team finishing 14th in the Bundesliga, Robben showed his talent.
At the end of this season he was called up to play as a titleholder in the Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands were eliminated in the quarter-finals after a defeat by Egypt.

In the 2001/2002 season, despite Groningen having a bad season again, Robben played too much and began to attract the interest of big Dutch clubs.

At the end of the season Robben ended up being signed by PSV for 4 million euros.

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Robben didn't need much time to adapt to the new club and establish himself as a starter.
This season Robben and PSV became Eredivisie champions and this was the first title of his career.
Robben participated in 41 games, scored 13 goals and 7 assists.

In 2003, Robben made his debut for the Netherlands national team in a friendly game against Portugal.

In the 2003/2004 season, despite having suffered some injuries throughout the season, he always managed to have regular performances.
This season he won the Dutch Super Cup but took 2nd place in the Eredivisie.

At the end of the season Robben was signed by Chelsea for 18 million euros.

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At PSV Robben participated in 75 games, scored 21 goals, made 21 assists and won 2 titles.

In Euro 2004, the Netherlands passed the group stage but ended up being eliminated in the semi-finals against Portugal by 2-1.

In the 2004/2005 season, despite having suffered frequently with injuries, the young Dutchman has already impressed everyone with his speed and technique.
Chelsea ended up being Premier League champions after many years without being able to win the title. In addition to this he also won the English League Cup.

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This season he participated in 29 games, scored 9 goals and made 10 assists.

In the 2005/2006 season, Robben won the 2nd Premier League title and won the FA Super Cup.
Robben participated in 40 games, scored 7 goals and provided 6 assists.
Robben participated for the first time in a World Championship.

In the 2006/2007 season, Robben tried to win the 3rd Premier League title but ended up finishing in 2nd place. However, he would go on to win the FA Cup and the League Cup.

At the end of the season Robben was signed by Real Madrid for 35 million euros.

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For Chelsea he participated in 106 games, scored 19 goals, made 22 assists and won 6 titles.

The 2006/2007 season was very difficult for Robben because due to several injuries he was not able to have the regularity desired by the club.
However, he would win the La Liga title.
Robben participated in 28 games, scored 5 goals and made 5 assists.

In the 2007/2008 season, Robben managed to be more regular. However, his dismissals still did not meet the club's expectations.
This season he only won the Spanish Super Cup.

Robben was eventually signed by Bayern Munich for 25 million euros.

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For Real Madrid he participated in 65 games, scored 13 goals, made 15 assists and won 2 titles.

In the 2009/2010 season, Robben wanted to be able to demonstrate his true value again and forget about his poor spell at Real Madrid.
Robben was one of the key players for the team to reach the Champions League final where they lost 2-0 against Inter Milan.
This was the season where Robben scored the most goals having participated in 37 games, scored 23 goals and provided 8 assists.

In the 2010 World Cup, Holland managed to reach the final where they lost in extra time against Spain.

The 2010/2011 season was the continuation of the misfortune of the World Cup final.
He was injured many times and ended up missing a lot of games and on top of that he missed a penalty that gave Borrusia Dortmund the title of champion of the Bundesliga.
The only trophy won was the German Super Cup.

In the 2011/2012 season, it was marked as the season of almost everything due to Bayern having reached all the finals of the competitions where they were and having lost all of them.

In the 2012/2013 season, Robben began to be questioned about his quality but he gave the best possible answer by winning all possible titles (Alamenha Super Cup, Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League).

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He was the one to score the winning goal in the Champions League final.

In the 2013/2014 season, Robben won the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup, the German Cup and the Bundesliga.
He participated in 45 games, scored 21 goals and provided 17 assists.

Robben had a great World Cup in 2014 and ended up being named by FIFA as the 3rd best player in the World and entered the best 11 in the World.

In the 2014/2015 season, Robben suffered several injuries that made him not play several games.
This season, Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title.
Robben participated in 20 games, scored 19 goals and made 9 assists.

In the 2015/2016 season, he won the Bundesliga and the German Cup. However, it was again eliminated from the Champions League in the semi-finals for the 3rd consecutive year.
Robben played 22 games, scored 7 goals and had 3 assists.

The following season Robben became more regular and won the Bundesliga and the German Cup.
He participated in 36 games, scored 19 goals and provided 14 assists.

In 2017 Robben played his last game for the Netherlands against Sweden.

For the Netherlands national team he participated in 96 games, scored 37 goals and provided 6 assists.

In the 2017/2018 season, at the age of 34, Robben continued to be one of Bayern's greats despite having some injuries he managed to play well. He would eventually win the German Super Cup and the Bundesliga.
In the Champions League, they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Real Madrid.
Robben participated in 34 games, scored 7 goals and provided 12 assists.

The 2018/2019 season was Robben's last season with Bayern Munich.
They won every competition in Germany.

After 10 years he participated in a total of 309 games, scored 144 goals, made 109 assists and won 21 titles.

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Theoretically Robben would retire but after 1 season he decides to represent Groningen (club where he debuted as a professional).

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However, he would end up playing only 6 games and at the end of the season he definitely ended his career.

In total, Robben represented 5 clubs where he participated in 514 games, scored 209 goals, made 1666 assists and won 31 titles.



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Absolute legend! I watched him play at Bayern and his dream volley against Manchester United is probably my most favorite goal ever! It was really a shame that he was injured so often :/

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He was a key player on Bayern.
Injuries were his problem during the career and it hurt him in several clubs.

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I started following him during his Chelsea days and he earned my admiration when I saw him in Real Madrid colours but I loved his trickery and mental strength when he joined and played for Bayern Munich. What a player he was.

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His only weakness was the amount of injuries he suffered during the season. This meant that he could not succeed in other clubs such as Chelsea and Real Madrid.

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Yes, injury plagued him a lot. That's so true

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I can never forget his half volley against Manchester United. One time strike, perfectly hit. He was a talented player across board.

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