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Name Arjen Robben
Gender Male
Ethnic Dutch
Job Dutch Footballer
Desc A mercurial talent who never truly settled in the league due to injuries, but for a short spell was arguably the best on display. The flying Dutchman could turn passive possession into danger in a flash with his exceptional control when running at speed. Injuries plagued his time in England with spells at Real Madrid and Bayern establishing himself as one of the greats of his generation

Affiliation

Org Dutch National Team
Club as Player Bayern Munich
  Real Madrid

2012 06 05 Retrieve

[Former Chelsea star Arjen Robben refused to pick the most difficult opponents in a pool: Germany, Portugal and Denmark] All three - it’s going to be three very difficult matches. It’s a very hard group and we have to be there from the first game on

2016 02 13 Retrieve

[on Jose Mourinho] Mourinho puts out a winning team, it doesn’t matter if it’s done with nice football or not

2017 01 07 Retrieve

[Arjen Robben talks with Fox Sports about his summer move to the German club from Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2009] It was a bit of a weird summer with the return of Florentino Perez as president. And then all the new signings arrived. Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso all came to Madrid for a huge amount of money. We were told that the club would be able to make some money on me, if they sold me. But I initially did not want to leave. I had possibly my best pre-season ever, but I still did not get a chance, so I had to make a decision. There was contact with Bayern, but it was a difficult decision, the most difficult one of my career. Bayern were not among the European elite at that moment – like we are now – and it was a step back for me. I went for it in the end, because the club did everything within their power to sign me. And the presence of Louis van Gaal obviously played a role as well. I am a real Bayern man now, I am into my eighth season here and I have become a part of this club

2017 10 14 Retrieve

[Arjen Robben announces his retirement from international football] The man of glass has lasted the longest. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. I have already considered it for a while, but then I went on. I wanted to finish this qualification. I’m 33 years old now. I’m playing at a top club in Europe and I want to concentrate on it now. It’s also a good time to hand over the baton. I still feel very good and want to be at the top as long as possible. I am very proud and honoured at my six tournaments. The most beautiful moments for me were the World Cups of 2010 and 2014, in which we were really a close team and a close group. But there are many beautiful moments, fourteen years is a long time

2019 08 24 Retrieve

[Arjen Robben about his future plans] Next season, I will train my youngest son’s team. Then of course they already know what the training plan is: cut in from the right and shoot with the left

2020 05 10 Retrieve

[Arjen Robben and his retirement] In the beginning I didn’t miss football at all. But then there was a phase when it tickled again and I had thoughts such as: ‘Hey, maybe I would like to play a little again’