10 Facts About Arjen Robben

1. In December 2011, Arjen Robben apologised for a dive against VfL Bochum in a DFB-Pokal match which earned him a yellow card, saying, "I must not do things like this.

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2. On 10 October 2017, Arjen Robben retired from international football after the team's unsuccessful qualifying campaign.

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3. On 28 August 2015, Arjen Robben was named captain of the Netherlands, replacing Robin van Persie.

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4. In the match against the Ivory Coast, Arjen Robben received this award the second time, thus becoming one of the eight players in the tournament to have won multiple Man of the Match awards.

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5. In the quarter-finals, Arjen Robben scored the deciding kick in the penalty shootout between the Netherlands and Sweden, which ensured that at the fifth attempt, the Dutch finally won a shootout.

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6. On 16 December 2014, Arjen Robben scored his 100th competitive goal for Bayern Munich in a home match against SC Freiburg.

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7. On 3 May 2012, it was reported that Arjen Robben had signed a new contract with Bayern which would last until 2015.

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8. On 25 May 2010, Arjen Robben was named Footballer of the Year in Germany for 2010.

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9. On 7 April 2010, Arjen Robben sent Bayern into the semi-finals of the Champions League with a stunning volley against Manchester United from the edge of the area into the corner of the net.

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10. In 2014, Arjen Robben was ranked as the fourth-best footballer in the world by The Guardian.

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