* Name: Arjen Robben

* Position: Midfield
* Date of birth (age): 23/01/1984 (26)
* Country: Netherlands
* Club: Bayern ( Germany GER )
* Height: 181cm
* Weight: 80kg
* UEFA competition debut:
* Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
02/10/02: PSV 1 – 3 Dortmund
* National team: European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
26/09/00: Iceland 1 – 1 Netherlands
NATIONAL TEAM
45 appearances, 11 goals
WORLD CUP
2006: 3 app, 1 goal

As gifted as he is brittle, Arjen Robben has tormented as many defenders with his darting runs as he has team physicians with his myriad leg injuries — blamed on supremely poor running technique. The slouching winger, belying his 6-foot frame, has, when healthy, proved the sparkplug to many famed attacking lines, including those of some marvelous PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Holland teams (the latter most notably at Euro 2008). His outsized value to clubs is best illustrated by the cumulative $113.7 million that clubs have spent on the 26-year-old in transfer fees over the years.

Scouting thumbnail: Lightning-fast winger who prefers the left side. Can create, score and break down defenders off the dribble, but can be selfish with the ball at times. soccernet.espn.go.com

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