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Arjen Robben officially announced retirement

Arjen Robben officially announced retirement

Dutch star Arjen Robben decided to hang shoes after his contract with FC Bayern Munich.

"I have been thinking a lot in the past few weeks. As everyone knows, I took the time to make a wise decision about my future after the last match against FC Bayern Munich. And my decision is to end the career of professional players.

This is the most difficult decision I have to make in my career, and the one in which love and reason are torn apart. Love brings the belief that I can still handle the world, but in fact not everything happens the way I want to. And I am no longer a 16-year-old boy who knows nothing about injury, ” Arjen Robben shared in De Telegraaf, Netherlands.

Arjen Robben mentioned about retirement ability from December 2018, when he had six months of contract with FC Bayern Munich. After what has been done and an understanding of yourself, the 35-year-old star doesn't want to adventure further in other clubs.

"I am now healthy and a supporter of many other sports. I want to maintain such a situation for the future. Therefore, I will stop, "Arjen Robben emphasized.

Arjen Robben started his brilliant career by growing up through the training system of his hometown FC Groningen. In 2002, he joined the Dutch giant PSV Eindhoven, where he spent only a year to win the national championship.

Since 2004, Robben has played for Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho. This is where he won two consecutive Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups.

Arjen Robben also won La Liga with Real Madrid, where he played in the 2007-2009 period. From summer 2009, Dutch star joined FC Bayern Munich and opened the most glorious stage of his career. In total, Arjen Robben won eight Bundesliga titles, five German National Cups and a Champions League, including a treble of 2012-2013.

With FC Bayern Munich fans, the most unforgettable moment about Arjen Robben is the crucial goal in the 2013 Champions League final (winning Borussia Dortmund 2-1). This is one of 144 goals in 309 matches that he scored for FC Bayern Munich, and one of 210 goals in 606 club-level career matches.

Former teammate of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery also announced their departure from FC Bayern Munich after 12 years of sticking. The 36-year-old French star has not yet announced the next destination.