Who is Arjen Robben ?
# “The Flying Dutchman” Arjen Robben was born in 23 January 1984 in the town of Bedum in the Netherlands.
# With a Jersey number 10, Robben currently plays for the Netherlands football team and for the club Bayern Munich.
# Robben is also the captain for the Dutch National Team.
# With his fast pace and, his athletic build and his shooting skills in the field, The Flying Dutchman Robben dominates the forward position.
# With a height of 5 feet 11 inches, Robben plays as a winger.
# Robben had started playing football at an early age of 5 years with him following the Coerver Method, developed by the famous Dutch coach Wiel Coerver.
# Using the method and due to his abilities, Robben started to play for Groningen FC at the age of 16 and used his cutting within foot skills there.
# In the 1999/2000 season, Robben was placed in the first team by the club, and after playing for the youth team, he was ready.
# While in Groningen, Robben was named as the Player of the Year for the club and played steadily.
# In the 2002/03 season, Robben was transferred to PSV for the amount of 3.9 million euro.
# In the same year, Robben became the Player of the Year for the club by scoring a dozen goals.
# In his time with PSV, Robben was offered by Manchester United and Chelsea.
# PSV accepted Chelsea’s offer due to the injuries that Robben had suffered and his disappointing performances.
# For 18 million euro, Robben was transferred to Chelsea for the 2004/05 season.
# While in Chelsea, Robben’s performances helped the club win the Premier League in the 2004/05 season.
# However, Robben’s dramatic fall during Pepe’s attack also came as a news story for football fans.
# During the 2006/07 season, Robben came with injuries multiple times. Robben underwent knee surgery and acted as substitutes for most of the play.
# In the August of 2007, Robben moved to Real Madrid. The fee for his transfer was 35 million pounds.
# Robben became a key player as a winger and midfield but was later transferred to Bayern Munich for 25 million euro.
# Robben was sad that he had to leave Real Madrid, he wanted to stay there.
# In 2009 August, Bayern Munich had Robben and started wearing the Jersey Number 10.
# Robben got the Footballer of the Year in Germany title in 2010 for his game in the club. Robben was injured again playing for the National Team in 2010.
# For his injuries, The Netherlands Team played Bayern Munich and paid the compensation.
# Robben played well in the upcoming seasons and gathered awards such as Man of the Match by UEFA, FIFA Puskas nomination etc.
# In his latest match, Robben was again injured.
# Robben plays for the national team as good as he plays for the club.
# Debuting at an age of 19 years in 2003, Robben played in Euro 2004, World Cup 2006 and Euro 2008.
# Robben scored two goals in 2014 FIFA World Cup against Spain and helped them qualify for the knockout stage.
# Scoring against Costa Rica in the quarter final, Robben was named on 10-man shortlist for tournament’s best player.
# Long time girlfriend Bernadien Eillert and Robben married on 2007 June 9.
# Robben has three children in his family, son Luka and Kai and daughter Lynn.
# Robben is 32 years of age now, but looks older than that.
# Part of that is attributed to his less fat and muscular build, his face shape and his bald head.
# Robben had been balding for some years and when he started to lose hair fast, Robben decided to shave off the remaining hair on his upper head.
# However, his hair does not make him any less of a footballer.
# As of 2016, the net worth of Robben is estimated to be around $80 million.
- Birthday: January 23, 1984 (age 34 years)
- Birth Place: Bedum, Netherlands
- Birth Sign: Aquarius
- Birth Name: Arjen Robben
- Famous As: Arjen Robben
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- Weight: 80 kg
- Current team: FC Bayern Munich (#10 / Midfielder)
- Spouse: Bernadien Eillert (m. 2007)
- Salary: 9.8 million GBP (2015)
- Net Worth: $80 million
- Profession:Dutch footballer
- Position: Captain for the Dutch National Team
- Jersey number: 11