Robben’s legendary standing
Arjen Robben is among the standout gamers of this century.
The Dutchman started his profession in his native Netherlands, earlier than transferring to Chelsea as a part of Roman Abrahmovic’s takeover switch window in 2004, for 18 million euros. 67 appearances, 15 targets, and two Premier League titles later, and Robben was bought to Actual Madrid in 2007, for a price of 25 million kilos.
Nevertheless, upon the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo two years later, Robben moved on as soon as extra, this time to German giants Bayern Munich.
Arjen Robben has introduced his retirement from soccer on the age of 37.
What a profession he’s had 👏🏆 pic.twitter.com/oAvpR0oJIx
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 15, 2021
His stint in Germany
Already broadly thought to be among the best gamers on the earth, it was in Germany that Robben cemented his legacy.
🇳🇱 2013 winner Arjen Robben retires from soccer. Thanks for the recollections 👋
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 15, 2021
Forming a lethal partnership on the other flank to Franck Ribery (affectionately often known as Theft), Robben helped Bayern to eight Bundesliga titles and an additional 5 German cups, in addition to the Champions League in 2012/13.
The ahead introduced his retirement final summer season following his departure from Bayern Munich, solely to reverse his resolution when the chance to play for boyhood aspect FC Groningen arose.
Ik heb besloten om te stoppen met mijn actieve voetbalcarrière. Een heel moeilijke keuze. Ik wil iedereen bedanken voor alle hartverwarmende steun!
Groetjes, Arjen pic.twitter.com/aAEdxdL5tU
— Arjen Robben (@ArjenRobben) July 15, 2021
Nevertheless, damage restricted the 37-year-old to only seven appearances for Groningen final season and, taking to social media to announce his 2nd retirement immediately, Robben described the choice as “a really troublesome one”.
The Dutchman turned identified for his skill to chop inside onto his stronger left foot, which was nicely anticipated however typically utterly unattainable to cease.
Though many have since tried, nobody has fairly been in a position to replicate Robben’s success.
We want you a cheerful retirement, Arjen!
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