Arjen Robben

Date of birth23 January 1984
Place of birthBedum
NationalityDutch
Weight75 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Arjen Robben is a Dutch forward/winger who appeared at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships, and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

He is known for his dribbling ability, lightning speed, crossing ability and accurate shooting.

Arjen played for FC Groningen before signing for PSV Eindhoven, where he won the Netherlands' Young Player of the Year award and an Eredivisie title.

He joined Chelsea for the start of the 2004-05 season, helping the South London club to two Premier League titles, before moving to Real Madrid for a reported €35 million.

In August 2009, Arjen moved on to Bayern Munich for a fee of around €25 million, winning he Bundesliga title and scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final.

International career

He made his international debut in April 2003, in a friendly match against Portugal.

At Euro 2004, Arjen scored the deciding penalty in the quarter-final shoot-out between the Netherlands and Sweden.

He helped the Netherlands qualify for the 2006 World Cup and in the Netherlands' opening match against Serbia and Montenegro, he scored the winning goal.

In the 2010 World Cup, Arjen played the whole of the final, despite having missed some of the earlier matches through injury and was nominated for the tournament's Golden Ball, despite Spain's victory.

Arjen was included in Netherlands' 2014 World Cup squad and was one of the key players at the tournament.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
FC Groningen 01 Jul 2000 18 Aug 2002
PSV Eindhoven 18 Aug 2002 22 Jul 2004
Chelsea 22 Jul 2004 23 Aug 2007
Real Madrid 23 Aug 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 FC Groningen Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 13
5
2
1
2001-02 FC Groningen Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 13
2002-03 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 2
2
1
2003-04 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
2003-04 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Cup 2
2004-05 Chelsea FA Cup
2
2004-05 Chelsea League Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Chelsea Premier League 14
4
7
5
2004-05 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 2
3
1
2005-06 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2005-06 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2
1
2005-06 Chelsea League Cup 1
2005-06 Chelsea Premier League 21
7
6
2
2
2005-06 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 6
2
2006-07 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2006-07 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2
2006-07 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
2006-07 Chelsea Premier League 16
5
2
1
2006-07 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 3
5
1
2
2008-09 Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2
2009-10 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 1
1
2011-12 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 8
1
5
2
2012-13 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 7
2
3
1
2013-14 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 10
4
2013-14 Bayern München UEFA Super Cup 1
2014-15 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 5
2
2
2015-16 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 2
1
2
2016-17 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Dec 2000 RKC Waalwijk v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
09 Dec 2000 De Graafschap v FC Groningen W 0-4 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
17 Dec 2000 FC Groningen v Feyenoord W 1-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
21 Dec 2000 FC Groningen v Heerenveen W 2-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
31 Jan 2001 PSV Eindhoven v FC Groningen L 3-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
11 Feb 2001 Feyenoord v FC Groningen L 1-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
18 Feb 2001 FC Groningen v Twente Enschede W 2-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
25 Feb 2001 FC Groningen v NAC Breda D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
02 Mar 2001 Heerenveen v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
11 Mar 2001 FC Groningen v Ajax D 3-3 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
18 Mar 2001 NEC Nijmegen v FC Groningen L 1-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
01 Apr 2001 FC Groningen v Vitesse Arnhem L 0-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
08 Apr 2001 FC Groningen v Roda JC L 1-3 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
14 Apr 2001 AZ Alkmaar v FC Groningen L 2-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
21 Apr 2001 FC Groningen v RBC Roosendaal W 2-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
28 Apr 2001 Fortuna Sittard v FC Groningen D 1-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
06 May 2001 FC Groningen v Sparta Rotterdam D 1-1 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
12 May 2001 Willem II v FC Groningen L 3-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
18 Aug 2001 FC Groningen v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie 1
16 Sep 2001 FC Groningen v Twente Enschede D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
23 Sep 2001 NEC Nijmegen v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
30 Sep 2001 FC Groningen v Ajax D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
14 Oct 2001 Feyenoord v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
17 Oct 2001 Vitesse Arnhem v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
21 Oct 2001 FC Groningen v Heerenveen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
28 Oct 2001 FC Groningen v Den Bosch D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
04 Nov 2001 Roda JC v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
18 Nov 2001 FC Groningen v Fortuna Sittard D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
09 Dec 2001 FC Groningen v Sparta Rotterdam D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
16 Dec 2001 FC Groningen v FC Utrecht D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie
22 Dec 2001 PSV Eindhoven v FC Groningen D 0-0 Dutch KPN Telecompetitie


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Netherlands UEFA Under-18 2
2000-01 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 1
1
2000-01 Netherlands World Youth Cup 2
2000-01 Netherlands World Youth Cup Under-20 1
2001-02 Netherlands UEFA Under-19 4
1
1
1
2001-02 Netherlands Under-21
1
2002-03 Netherlands International Friendly
1
2002-03 Netherlands UEFA Under-21 4
1
2002-03 Netherlands Under-21 1
1
2003-04 Netherlands International Friendly 1
2
1
2003-04 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4
2
1
1
2004-05 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 4
2
2005-06 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2005-06 Netherlands International Friendly 4
2
2006-07 Netherlands International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4
2007-08 Netherlands International Friendly 2
1
2007-08 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 2
2
1
2008-09 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 5
1
2008-09 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2009-10 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 5
1
2
3
2009-10 Netherlands International Friendly 3
1
2
2010-11 Netherlands International Friendly 1
2011-12 Netherlands International Friendly 4
2
2011-12 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 3
2012-13 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 3
1
2012-13 Netherlands International Friendly 3
2
1
2013-14 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 10
6
2
2013-14 Netherlands International Friendly 4
2
2014-15 Netherlands International Friendly 1
2014-15 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 3
2
2015-16 Netherlands International Friendly 1
2
2015-16 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 1
2016-17 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 3
2
2016-17 Netherlands International Friendly 1
1
2017-18 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 4
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Mar 2001 Portugal v Netherlands L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
05 Apr 2001 Netherlands v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA U18 Intermediary round
01 May 2001 Denmark v Netherlands L 3-2 UEFA U18 Intermediary round
18 Jun 2001 Netherlands v Costa Rica L 1-3 World Youth Cup Group E
21 Jun 2001 Netherlands v Ecuador D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group E
28 Jun 2001 Angola v Netherlands W 0-2 World Youth Cup Under-20 2nd round
14 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands L 4-0 Under-21
10 Nov 2001 Albania v Netherlands W 1-8 UEFA U19 Group 13
12 Nov 2001 San Marino v Netherlands W 0-7 UEFA U19 Group 13
14 Nov 2001 Netherlands v France W 2-1 UEFA U19 Group 13
10 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 0-0 UEFA U19 Quarter-final
06 Sep 2002 Netherlands v Belarus L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
15 Oct 2002 Austria v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
19 Nov 2002 Germany v Netherlands L 4-1 U21
28 Mar 2003 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
02 Apr 2003 Moldova v Netherlands D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
30 Apr 2003 Netherlands v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Netherlands v Austria W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
11 Oct 2003 Netherlands v Moldova W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
18 Feb 2004 Netherlands v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Faroe Islands W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 International Friendly
19 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Latvia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
26 Jun 2004 Sweden v Netherlands L 0-0 (4-5) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
30 Jun 2004 Portugal v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
17 Nov 2004 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
26 Mar 2005 Romania v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
04 Jun 2005 Netherlands v Romania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Jun 2005 Finland v Netherlands W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Aug 2005 Netherlands v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Netherlands v Andorra W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Oct 2005 Czech Republic v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
01 Mar 2006 Netherlands v Ecuador W 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Netherlands v Cameroon W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2006 Serbia and Montenegro v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
16 Jun 2006 Netherlands v Ivory Coast W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
25 Jun 2006 Portugal v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
16 Aug 2006 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 0-4 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Bulgaria v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
11 Oct 2006 Netherlands v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
15 Nov 2006 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Netherlands v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
28 Mar 2007 Slovenia v Netherlands W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
13 Oct 2007 Romania v Netherlands L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Oct 2007 Netherlands v Slovenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
29 May 2008 Netherlands v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2008 France v Netherlands W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
17 Jun 2008 Netherlands v Romania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
20 Aug 2008 Russia v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2008 FYR Macedonia v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Feb 2009 Tunisia v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Netherlands v Scotland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Apr 2009 Netherlands v FYR Macedonia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2009 Iceland v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Jun 2009 Netherlands v Norway W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
12 Aug 2009 Netherlands v England D 2-2 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Netherlands v Japan W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Scotland v Netherlands W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
03 Mar 2010 Netherlands v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Hungary W 6-1 International Friendly
24 Jun 2010 Cameroon v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 2010 Netherlands v Slovakia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
02 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
06 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Uruguay W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
11 Jul 2010 Netherlands v Spain L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Final
04 Jun 2011 Brazil v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 England v Netherlands W 2-3 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Netherlands v Bulgaria L 1-2 International Friendly
30 May 2012 Netherlands v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Northern Ireland W 6-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Denmark L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
13 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Germany L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
17 Jun 2012 Portugal v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Aug 2012 Belgium v Netherlands L 4-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Netherlands v Turkey W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
14 Nov 2012 Netherlands v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 Netherlands v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Netherlands v Estonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
26 Mar 2013 Netherlands v Romania W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
07 Jun 2013 Indonesia v Netherlands W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 2013 China PR v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
14 Aug 2013 Portugal v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Estonia v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
11 Oct 2013 Netherlands v Hungary W 8-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
15 Oct 2013 Turkey v Netherlands W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group D
16 Nov 2013 Japan v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
31 May 2014 Netherlands v Ghana W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2014 Spain v Netherlands W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
18 Jun 2014 Australia v Netherlands W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
23 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Chile W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
29 Jun 2014 Netherlands v Mexico W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
05 Jul 2014 Netherlands v Costa Rica W 0-0 (4-3) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
09 Jul 2014 Argentina v Netherlands L 0-0 (2-4) FIFA World Cup Semi-final
12 Jul 2014 Brazil v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup 3rd place play-off
10 Oct 2014 Netherlands v Kazakhstan W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Oct 2014 Iceland v Netherlands L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
12 Nov 2014 Netherlands v Mexico L 2-3 International Friendly
16 Nov 2014 Netherlands v Latvia W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
03 Sep 2015 Netherlands v Iceland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
13 Nov 2015 Wales v Netherlands W 2-3 International Friendly
13 Nov 2016 Luxembourg v Netherlands W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
25 Mar 2017 Bulgaria v Netherlands L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
04 Jun 2017 Netherlands v Ivory Coast W 5-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2017 Netherlands v Luxembourg W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
31 Aug 2017 France v Netherlands L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
03 Sep 2017 Netherlands v Bulgaria W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
07 Oct 2017 Belarus v Netherlands W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group A
10 Oct 2017 Netherlands v Sweden W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.