Arjen Robben announces second retirement from football

  • Arjen Robben has retired from playing football for the second time at age of 37
  • He originally called it a day in July 2019 but returned to former club Groningen
  • But after an injury-plagued Eredivisie season he has finally hung up his boots
  • The Dutch winger enjoyed a stellar career and won league titles in four countries

Arjen Robben has retired from football for the second time after deciding not to spend a second season playing for Dutch club Groningen.

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich winger, who made 96 appearances for Holland, thanked fans for the ‘heartwarming support’ after confirming his decision on Twitter.

Robben, 37, originally hung up his boots in July 2019 after leaving Bayern but decided to return to the game in June 2020 and return to his first club Groningen.

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.