The Dutch winger first hung up his boots after leaving Bayern Munich in 2019. Also, he then returned to his boyhood club Groningen in 2020. There he spent one more season.
Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football for a second time on Thursday.
Robben won the Eredivisie title in his first season at PSV Eindhoven. Also, he lifted two Premier League titles, two League Cups, and the FA Cup with Chelsea. Also, he had won the LaLiga with Real Madrid.
“Everybody around FC Groningen hoped and wished that Robben would continue for another season, he has decided to stop after much deliberation,” Groningen said in a statement.
Arjen Robben’s career
His most successful spell was with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich where he won eight Bundesliga titles, five German Cups, and the Champions League. Along with his club success, Robben won 96 caps for the Netherlands and reached the 2010 World Cup final.
Also, Robben played world cup final with the Netherlands. Unfortunately, they lost to Spain in 2010. There he missed a golden chance of scoring despite getting a clear 1:1chance against Casillas.
Everyone knows Robben for his speedy runs through the wings. Later on, in the year 2014 Netherlands also reached the semi-final in the world cup. Also, this time they failed to win it. They lost to Messi’s Argentina in the tie-breaker.
He mostly played for Bayern Munich and his favorite partner was Riberry. In Netherlands he got the support from Kuyt, Van persie,Sneijder. In 2014, Netherlands defeated Spain in the first match of their group stage with a scoreline of 5-1. They took revenge for their loss in 2010.
In that match, Robben scored a solo goal where he ran through 3 defenders and the goalkeeper alone. In the 80th minute, he had done this wonder and this is probably his best goal for his country.
Football will remember you.