Arjen Robben to announce shock retirement?

Robben created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Robben fans. Speculation had been rife that the Dutch footballer is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 36, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 01/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a footballer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a footballer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouArjen was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Arjen Robben was unlike any other footballer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouArjen”
— @universalObserver, 30 Nov 2020
“Didn't Arjen Robben retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 30 Nov 2020

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