Arjen Robben has retired from professional football after a 19-year career.
Robben scored 210 goals in his 606 appearances for a career that spanned Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid, among other clubs.
“It is without doubt the most difficult decision I have had to make in my career. A decision in which “heart” and “mind” collided. The love for the game gives you the conviction that you can still handle the whole world, as opposed to the reality that not everything works the way you want and you are no longer the 16-year-old boy who had no idea what an injury meant," released Robben in a statement.