Arjen Robben (Bedum, January 23, 1984) is a Dutch former professional football player who usually played as a right or left wing attacker. Robben was international from the Dutch national team from 2003 to 2017, for which he played 96 international matches and scored 37 times.
Robben attended FC Groningen's youth academy and made his debut here in December 2000 in professional football. After a year and a half, he moved to PSV, where he won his first league title in 2003 and was named Dutch Talent of the Year. In 2004 he moved to Chelsea for eighteen million euros. Although plagued by injuries, Robben won two championships in a row with The Blues (2005 and 2006).
After three years at Chelsea, Robben left in 2007 for 35 million euros for Real Madrid. He became a key player in the team that won the Spanish title in 2008 and played there with five compatriots; Van Nistelrooij, Sneijder, Drenthe, Van der Vaart and Huntelaar. In the summer of 2009, the purchase of new Galácticos forced him to leave and made the switch to Bayern Munich. With the German Rekordmeister he won the German doubles in 2010, 2013 and 2014, the Champions League in 2013, the UEFA Super Cup in 2013 and the World Cup for club teams in 2013. Robben played ten years together in the attack with Bayern with Franck Ribéry. They were nicknamed 'Robbery' here.
Robben made his debut in April 2003 at the age of nineteen in the Dutch national team. He represented his country at the European Championships of 2004, 2008 and 2012 and the World Championships of 2006, 2010 and 2014. During the World Cups of 2010 and 2014, he was nominated for the Golden Ball. In 2014, Robben was the first football player since Ruud Gullit was elected Sportsman of the Year in 1987.