Arjen Robben is a former professional football player from Germany. His professional career spanned from 2000 to 2021. He started his professional career in Groningen and he also closed it off by returning to play for the club for a season before retiring. He is a recipient of the Johan Cruyff Trophy, which was given to him in the 2002-2003 season.

Player Profile, Personal Life, and Youth Career

Arjen Robben was born on January 23, 1984 Bedum, Netherlands. He started playing football as a young kid and quickly became known for his skill and ball control. In 2007, he married Bernardien Eilert, whom he met in high school. They have two sons together.

He started his youth career in 1989 and played for vv Bedum. In 1996, he joined the Groningen youth system.

Position Midfielder
Height / weight 1.8 m / 75 kg
Born Jan 23, 1984
Nationality Netherlands Netherlands
Nickname Arjen Magic
Number 10
Team History
FC Groningen FC Groningen 2020 - 2021
FC Bayern Munich Bayern 2009 - 2019
Real Madrid Real Madrid 2007 - 2009
Chelsea FC Chelsea 2004 - 2007
PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven 2002 - 2004
FC Groningen FC Groningen 2000 - 2002

Professional Career

He started playing on the Groningen senior team in 2000. He stayed with them for two seasons, playing 46 matches. After that, he moved to play for PSV for two seasons, and then he signed with Chelsea, playing for the English club for an additional three seasons.

In 2007, he signed with Real Madrid, appearing 50 times before he signed with his most significant club, Bayern Munich. He was with Bayern from 2009 to 2019 and he played with them more than 201 times. In 2020, he returned to Groningen.

While he played for private clubs, he also remained a part of the Germany National Football Team.

Career Highlights:

PSV

  • Eredivisie - 2002–03
  • Johan Cruyff Shield - 2003

Chelsea

  • Premier League - 2004–05, 2005–06
  • FA Cup - 2006–07
  • Football League Cup - 2004–05,2006–07
  • FA Community Shield - 2005

Real Madrid

  • La Liga - 2007–08
  • Supercopa de España - 2008

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga - 2009–10, 2012–13,2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17,2017–18, 2018–19
  • DFB-Pokal - 2009–10, 2012–13,2013–14, 2015–16, 2018–19
  • DFL-Supercup - 2010, 2012, 2016,2017, 2018
  • UEFA Champions League - 2012–13
  • UEFA Super Cup - 2013

Netherlands

  • FIFA World Cup runner-up - 2010
  • FIFA World Cup third-place - 2014

Individual

  • Johan Cruyff Trophy - 2002–03
  • Premier League Player of the Month -November 2004
  • FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball - 2014
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team - 2014
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI - 2014
  • Dutch Sportsman of the year - 2014

Team History:

National Career

  • 1999 - Netherlands U15
  • 1999–2000 - Netherlands U16
  • 2000 - Netherlands U17
  • 2001–2002 - Netherlands U19
  • 2001–2003 - Netherlands U21
  • 2003–2017 - Netherlands

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