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BREAKING: Arjen Robben retires from football!

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A true Bayern Munich legend announces the end of his professional footballing career

Borussia Dortmund - FC Bayern München 1:2 Photo by Andreas Gebert/picture alliance via Getty Images

It is official! After plenty of rumors, Bayern Munich’s legendary winger announced his retirement today at the age of 35. During his time in Munich, Arjen Robben has played 201 Bundesliga games (99 goals), 32 games in the DFB Cup (16 goals), 110 appearances in the Champions League (31 goals). He played for Bayern from 2009 to 2019 and, during that time, achieved the status of Bavarian legend!

He had many offers to continue his career on the highest level, but he refused them all. As per Kicker, he had offers from China, USA and the Netherlands.

It is without a doubt the most difficult decision that I had to make in my career. A decision in which the heart and mind collided

It was certainly not an easy decision, but he made it for the sake of his future health.

The love of the game and the conviction that you can still deal with the whole world, in opposition to the fact that not everything goes as you want it and you are no longer the 16-year-old boy who had no idea what injury means. At the moment I am fit and healthy and as a fan of many other sports I want to keep it that way in the future. So I will definitely stop, but that’s a good thing.

With Bayern, the Dutch winger won everything: Eight time die Meisterschale, five times DFB Pokal, and a historical Champions League trophy in 2013, in which he scored the winning goal, and thus deserving the nickname — Mr. Wembley.

Dank je wel, Arjen!