Arjen Robben (Bedum, January 23, 1984) is a Dutch professional football player who usually plays as a wing attacker. Robben played 96 times in the Dutch national team between 2003 and 2017, for which he scored 37 times.
Robben made his debut in professional football at FC Groningen in December 2000. After a season 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 national championships in a row with The Blues (2005 and 2006).
After three years with Chelsea, Robben left for Real Madrid in 2007 for 35 million euros. He became a key player in the team that took 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 moved to Bayern Munich. With the German Rekordmeister he won twenty prizes, including the Champions League and five German double. Robben played for ten years together with Franck Ribéry in Bayern. The two of them got the nickname 'Robbery'.
Robben made his debut in April 2003 at the age of nineteen in the Dutch national team. He has represented his country at the European Championships of 2004, 2008 and 2012 and the World Championships of 2006, 2010 and 2014. During the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, he was nominated for the Golden Ball. In 2014 Robben was the first footballer since Ruud Gullit (1987) to be voted Dutch Sportsman of the Year.