Ex-Bayern and Chelsea star Arjen Robben has retired from professional football at the age of 37. He initially announced retirement in 2019 after his final season with Bayern Munich. But a year later he came to play for Eredivisie side Groningen where he began his career in 2000.
Groningen offered One year deal earlier this summer but he refused and walk away from the game permanently after the injury in the 2020-21 season.
Robben thanks everyone that supported him in this long journey. He writes “I decided to quit my active football career. A very difficult choice. I want to thank everyone for all the heartwarming support.”
What Robben achieved in his career?
In his 21 years as a professional footballer, he played in the biggest football clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich. He had won 8 Bundesliga titles, 5 DFB-Pokals, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 2 Premier Leagues, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cups, 1 La Liga, 1 Eredivisie, and 1 Champions League.
In 2010, he was one of the main men to take the national team to the World Cup final. Netherland lost the final against Spain by 1-0. Robben had 96 caps for the national team scoring 37 for them.
Robben was in top form when he was at Bayern Munich. He scored 144 goals in 309 matches and won 20 trophies for them including the Champions League. He scored the only goal against Dortmund that makes them Champions League winner in 2013.