Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team. Robben has appeared at the 2004, 2008 and 2012UEFA European Championships, and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He is a forward who usually plays as a left or right sided winger. Robben is known for his dribbling skills, speed, crossing ability and his accurate left foot long-range shots from the right wing. Robben has played in 78 matches for the Netherlands national football team, scoring 26 goals. In April 2003, he made his international debut in a friendly match against Portugal at the age of 19.
He took to football from an early age, becoming an adherent of the CoerverMethod. Robben's skill in ball control and technical footwork made him a valuable player, and he was quickly signed by regional club FC Groningen. Here, he developed his distinctive style of cutting inside from the right onto his left foot to score some quite spectacular goals.
Robben was born in Bedum, a satellite town of Groningen in the north-eastern Netherlands. Robben married his girlfriend Bernadien Eillert on 9 June and have two sons.