October 28, 2021

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Former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich star retires for a second time after stellar career

  • Arjen Robben who won eight Bundesliga titles, five German Cups and the UEFA Super Cup has retired from football for a second time
  • The 37-year-old who, in 2019, called it quits, returned to action when he signed for Dutch club Groningen
  • He has taken to social media to announce his definite retirement due to injury problems, while he also thanked fans

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Holland winger Arjen Roben has, for a second time, called it quits from the game of football as he retires permanently after a stellar career, GOAL reports.

The 37-year-old had battled recurring injury problems at Dutch club Groningen and now feels it is time to finally call it quits.

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Holland star decided not to return to the club who are already preparing for the forthcoming season.

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Former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich Star Retires for a Second Time to After Stellar Career
Arjen Robben retires at 37.
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Robben who made 96 international appearances and scored 37 goals for his country took to social media to thank his fans for their support through the years.

He had called it quits in 2019 when he left German side Bayern Munich, but rescinded his decision in 2020 making a return to play for Groningen.

He has finally retired as he wrote via Daily Mail:

‚ÄúDear football friends, I have decided to stop my active football career. A very difficult choice. I want to thank everyone for all the heart-warming support.”

It brings the curtain down on an outstanding career that saw Robben win league titles in England, Holland, Spain and Germany as well as help his country to a World Cup final.

He was also part of the Bayern Munich team that won the Champions League in 2013, scoring a last minute winner to defeat Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

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But his greatest success came in Munich, where he won eight Bundesliga titles, five German Cups and the UEFA Super Cup.

He was an integral part of the Dutch team that reached the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, losing 1-0 to Spain. They followed that up by finishing third at the 2014 finals in Brazil.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Wesley Sneijder also came out of retirement at the age of 36 as reports had it that the former Inter Milan star trained with Dutch amateur football club DHSC.

The midfielder who was said to have dusted his boot teamed-up with the club in July 2020 as he continued to build his fitness with the fifth-tier side based in Utrecht.

In August 2019, the former Netherlands midfielder announced his retirement from football after 17 years of trophy laden career.

Source: Legit