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Arjen Robben Runs an Amazing Marathon

Arjen Robben ran a quick 15K at Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Race) in Nijmegen, Netherlands on Sunday. The former Dutch football captain clocked a surprising time of 55:01, placing 370th out of 15,000 runners. Robben retired from professional football in 2021 and has taken his prolific speed to road racing. He averaged a pace of 3:40/km throughout the 15K, splitting 5K in 18:34 and 10K in 37:05. Robben was a member and captain of the Netherlands football team from 2004 to 2016, which finished runner-up to Spain at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

His dribbling skills and speed made him well-known in the football world. He led his team to win many trophies and has received many awards for his achievements. Robben started playing football at age 4 when he joined the local team Borussia Mönchengladbach. Read more »


Bayern Munich has done a great job in securing the future of key players over the last 12 months. They couldn’t agree new deals for Robert Lewandowski and Niklas Sule, but the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, and Leon Goretzka are set to spend the best years of their career in Munich. Bayern will now turn their attention towards addressing the future of key defenders in the next eight months.

Lucas Hernandez is next in line for contract talks since he has less than two years left on the current deal. According to Sky Sports, talks between Hernandez and Bayern are moving in the right direction. There is confidence from both sides that an agreement can be reached over a new deal. Read more »


Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane can reach the levels of Dutchman Arjen Robben and Frenchman Frank Ribery according to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. Henry talked about Sane&Bayern Munich legendsFrank Ribery and Arjen Robben while he was on CBS Sports to talk about Champions League football.

Retired French striker Henry was impressed with the performance of German international Sane during the Barcelona game at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night. In his post-match thoughts, Henry said that ex-Manchester City star Sane could reach the levels of Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery if he continue to perform at a very good level for Bayern Munich on a consistent basis. During this summer’s transfer window, Sane was seriously linked with a return to the Premier League where he played for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. He was linked with a move to North London side Arsenal. Read more »


Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt has revealed the influence of Arjen Robben and Louis Van Gaal (LVG) on hisBayern Munich transfer. Ex-Ajax Amsterdam centre back De Ligt talked about Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben while he was presented by the German club on tour of the United States (US).

De Ligt was presented as a Bayern Munich player ahead of the pre-season friendly clash with Major League Soccer (MLS) side D.C. Unitedlast week. On the influence of Arjen Robben, de Ligt said his compatriot said good things about Bayern Munich a few years ago. Apart from Robben, de Ligt also talked about the influence of Netherlands national team manager Van Gaal and Mark Van Bommel. Van Gaal is a former Bayern Munich manager, while Van Bommel previously played for Bayern Munich. It is clear that de Ligt did his homework by speaking to compatriots who have connections with Bayern Munich before leaving Juventus to sign for the club. Bayern Munich paid around €80m including €10m in add-ons. Italian Serie A side Juventus have replaced him since his exit with the signing of Brazilian star Gleison Bremer from city rivals Torino. Read more »


Speaking to BILD (h/t Fabrizio Romano), Bayern Munich chairman Arjen Robben has responded to rumours that the German champions are planning to sign Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane next year. Bayern Munich have lost Robert Lewandowski after agreeing to sell him to Barcelona last week in a deal worth up to €50 million. It has left a huge void in the attacking unit at the Allianz Stadium, even though they have signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

A move for Harry Kane had been touted in media recently, although such a transfer is extremely unlikely to happen this summer as the Lilywhites have no intentions of selling the England captain. The 28-year-old himself is unlikely to want to leave Tottenham despite having pushed hard for an exit last year. Under Antonio Conte, the north London giants have shown a lot of progress, while they have also had an exceptional transfer window so far, making vital additions to the squad in hope of challenging for top honours. Read more »


VFL Wolfsburg loanee Josip Brekalois reportedly set to snub the Premier League in favour of the Spanish La Liga. This is according to the report from German news outlet Kicker which disclosed that Arjen Robben 2.0 has his eyes firmly on a move to the Spanish top flight despite the interest from Premier League outfit Southampton.

Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttlmight need to add attacking talents such as the aforementioned Brekalo to his squad ahead of the new season with current attacking options such as Theo Walcott, Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond unlikely to stay with the Saints beyond this summer. The transfer plan is for Southampton to sign a new centre back and a new goalkeeper. However, an attacker could be added to the list if the likes of Walcott, Redmond and Djenepo leave the club. The Saints are in the market for a new goalkeeper with Fraser Forster set to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of this month. Englishman Forsteris closing in on a move to North London side Tottenham Hotspur. Read more »


Dutchman Arjen Robben warned Premier League holders Manchester City ahead of their semifinal tie with Real Madrid about how dangerous the Spanish La Liga champions can be especially when they have their backs to the wall and he was proved right after they were dumped out by Real Madrid. Arjen Robben knows a lot about Real Madrid whom he played forduring his professional football career.

Arjen Robben told French newspaper L’Equipe that Real Madrid are at their strongest at the latter stages of the Champions League and that Manchester City would have to be wary of their threat. He had earlier said that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola deserves to win the Champions League title and that Real Madrid would pose a lot of threat to that quest. It turned out to be more than a threat after Real Madrid knocked out Manchester City at the end of their last four tie. Read more »


The Roman Abramovich era looks set to be coming to an end at Chelsea, so we thought we’d take a look back at the five best signings delivered by the club’s wealthy Russian owner. Here’s our attempt at ranking Abramovich’s ten most influential signings for the Blues, though some quality players narrowly miss the cut…

5) Arjen Robben

One of the first real statement signings of the Abramovich era, Arjen Robben added world class flair and goal-scoring ability to Chelsea’s attack, giving them that much-needed X-factor as they secured their first Premier League title victory in 2004/05. Read more »


Flying winger Arjen Robben made his debut for the Netherlands senior team as a teenager. Robben was just 19 when he played his first game against Portugal in April 2003. He would go on to enjoy a 14-year career with the Netherlands senior team until he called time on his international career in 2017.

Arjen Robben was part of a major tournament in the colours of the Dutch senior team for the first time at the Euro 2004 tournament. The winger was part of the 23-man Dutch team named by manager Dick Advocaat to the tournament hosted by Portugal. Robben made the squad alongside fellow young players such as defender John Heitinga and playmaker Wesley Sneijder. Read more »


Arjen Robben got his big break as a professional footballer while he was with Groningen in the Dutch league. The winger came through the youth teams at Groningen before making his debut towards the end of 2000. Robben was added to the first-team squad at Groningen by manager Jan van Dijk just before the away game against FC Twente in the league in November 2000, but he didn’t feature until the following month.

Dutchman Arjen Robben played for the Groningen first team for the first time during the league game with RKC Waalwijk on December 3, 2000. He played the final eleven (11) minutes after coming on as a substitute for the injured Leonardo dos Santos. His impressive performances ensured that he became a regular in the Groningen first team.  Robben scored two goals in 18 starts for Groningen during his breakout season. He was subsequently named the best player at the club at the end of his breakout season. It was a sweet reward for him at the end of his first season with the Groningen first team.
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