Former Bayern Munich and Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football.
The 35-year-old, a former Chelsea player, made 606 appearances and scored 210 goals in a storied 19-year playing stint, during which he won a range of titles in the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and England according to skysports.com.
His career highlight remains his last-minute winner for Bayern in the 2013 Champions League final to win the trophy against rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.
Robben mentioned back in December the possibility of retiring come the end of the season, after confirming he would leave the Bavarians when his contract expired on June 30.
“I have been thinking a lot over the past few weeks,” he told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
“As everyone knows, I took the time to make an informed decision about my future after my last Bayern Munich match. And I decided to put an end to my career as a professional football player.
“It is without doubt the hardest decision I have had to make in my career. A decision where heart and mind collided.
“The love for the game and the conviction that you can still handle the whole world, as opposed to the reality that not everything runs the way you want and you are no longer the 16-year-old boy who had no idea what an injury meant.