Dutch great Arjen Robben retires from professional football for the second time

Dutch legend Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from professional football for the second time.

Robben, 37, decided to come out of retirement last June to play for childhood club FC Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie last season.

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However, the winger’s campaign was hampered by injuries and he made just seven appearances in all competitions and scored two goals.

Robben announced his decision on Instagram and wrote: “I have decided to quit as an active player. A very difficult choice to make. I want to thank everyone for all the warm support. Greetings, Arjen.”

Robben initially retired from the game in July 2019 when he ended his 10-year stint with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

During his career, Robben has won eight Bundesliga titles, five German cups, two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one La Liga title, two Dutch cups and one Eredivisie title in addition. Champions League and Club World Cup in 2013.

Robben also played at PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea and Real Madrid, made the 2010 World Cup final and made a total of 110 Champions League appearances.

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