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Arjen Robben | Portrait

November 7, 2019


The summer break was good, because… Well, because you can properly relax and spend some important time with your family. It was a lovely time. The end of last season was… Frustrating. For me personally anyway, because I couldn’t help the team in the most important part of the season. And to have to look on from the sidelines is probably the hardest thing for a footballer. It was frustrating for the team, too. Unfortunately after winning the league we weren’t able to reach the final of the Pokal and we also missed out on the Champions League final. That was obviously very disappointing, but we’ll be back to fight for it again next season. My best moment at FC Bayern was… That’s easy to answer – I think any Bayern fan could answer that for me. Therefore I won’t answer it now, because I think everyone already knows. I feel at home in Munich because… Everyone here is very friendly and nice. Munich is a superb city and the club is very familiar to me. All the ingredients are there that you’d need to feel at home. Something typically Dutch is… Cauliflower and sausages. I wear no. 10 because… Because it was free when I joined, and it’s obviously one of the best numbers. My predecessor was Roy Makaay, a fellow Dutchman. The no. 10 is always a special number… and it was free so… why not. My nickname is… I’m not sure. Sometimes they call me Boyke, which is quite a Dutch name. When van Bommel was still here we spoke a lot of Dutch together. Now he’s gone and I’m Boyke. What does Boyke mean? It means something similar to “lad”. My body is for me… Very important. My body is important and I need it to be able to play well. I hope that it will support me again next season. I do press-ups… I do press-ups… You mean how I do them, right? I’ve actually never tried. I obviously always do a number of exercises in the gym, press-ups too. But I don’t tend to do so much in the gym that I wear myself out and then can’t train afterwards. But I still do a bit. My hidden talent is… I really don’t know if I have any other talents apart from football… I used to be a pretty good tennis player, and when I was younger I had to decide whether to pursue tennis or football further. So yes, tennis would be my hidden talent. I give it my all on the pitch because… Because it’s fun and I enjoy it. The best footballer in the world at the moment is… Your biggest role model when you were younger was… The thing that makes me laugh is… My children! That was easy, this is going by quickly now. My family means… to me. Everything, that makes it easier. In a word, everything. In Bedum (Robben’s home town) I am… At home, I feel at home. My perfect day would be… My perfect day… I’d obviously… Well, that’s… I think you get more than one perfect day in life. One perfect day would be a day when I’m free, when I don’t have to be here or worry about training or about football – rather I could just be at home and enjoy spending time with my family. But then another perfect day would start with me coming in early, doing a bit of light training, then going to the hotel at some point or playing a Champions League game in the evening or a Bundesliga game in the afternoon. Basically travelling to the Allianz Arena and playing there. Interviews are for me… They’re part of life. You’re a professional footballer, doing interviews is just a part of that. Obviously I prefer to be out on the pitch, and like I said playing football is more fun that giving interviews, but it’s all part of the same career. If I could introduce a new rule in football, it would be… Wow, that’s an interesting question. There are obviously always those little finer details and those stupid red cards! If you handle the ball on your own line you’re already punished because you’ve conceded a penalty, but to get a red card too is too much I feel. But anyway, I think that football should stay as football and that there shouldn’t be too much technology in the game. It should stay as the beautiful game, a game that can surprise you. My goals for next season are… To win titles. More than one. After retiring from football I would like to… I’d simply like to do things that I haven’t been able to do so far during my football career, like going skiing or even enjoying the little things in life: family birthdays, friends. Just to be around… and to enjoy other things.

100 Comments

  • Reply Paolo Feser August 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    the answers to his greatest moment: champions league final!!!

  • Reply Jonathan David Medina Mexquitic August 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Gracias por los subtítulos

  • Reply Zcaac7 August 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Vidal

  • Reply MrSimpleray August 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Macht bitte ein Portrait mit Douglas Costa ! 🙂

  • Reply plata o plomo August 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    costa als nächstes :>

  • Reply Michael B. August 2, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    echt schade dass es Gesten nicht ganz gereicht hat. haben echt gut gespielt zwar haben hier und da mal die pässe nicht ganz gepasst aber heyy wir sind erst am anfang der Saison und dafür wars echt genial (bis auf das Ergebnis dann halt am Ende), außerdem haben wir die Möglichkeit uns mindestens 3 mal zu revanchieren in dieser Saison und wenn es soweit ist #packmas !! ps: echt schön Arjen wieder auf dem Feld zu sehen. Costa war eine granate !

  • Reply Andre August 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Bitte lass Alonso nicht mehr Elfer schießen !!!!!!

  • Reply L Demirsoy August 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Manuel neuer als nächstes

  • Reply Dino August 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    As someone that isn't German I have an easier time understanding Robben's German rather than natively spoken German… :/

  • Reply Arjen Robben August 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Robben ist einfach so mega sympathisch 🙂

  • Reply tjorven_ August 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Ich möchte das Portrait von Tom Starke sehen – oder gibt es das schon?

  • Reply mixolydian mode August 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Mein Lieblingsspieler!

  • Reply Psych August 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Rooobbbbeeen<3

  • Reply Julian G. August 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Benatia

  • Reply nom nomnom August 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    vom buhmann zum vereinshelden 🙂

  • Reply Mercenario del Caos August 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    The Best 💜 !!!!!!!!!
    I love !!!!!!!!
    /o/!!!!!!!

  • Reply Nik August 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Arjen ist so sympatisch! 🙂

  • Reply Maxwell August 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Portrait mit VIDAL :)))))

  • Reply Alina R August 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Könntet ihr mal fragen was der lustigste Moment mit einem Fan war?

  • Reply Leonela Grohl August 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Por fin , tengo mucho esperando este Portrait :3 , me quede con las ganas de ver el de Basti </3 ,

  • Reply Peter Silie August 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Ich denke mal sein schönster Moment war in Wembley 😀

  • Reply AngelHunter GT August 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Wir habben nie das Basti portrait gekricht (Ich binn nicht Deutsch)

  • Reply Kevin Mejia August 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    When they asked him who is the best footballer he should of said himself not messi and ronaldo is better than messi

  • Reply Manni M August 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Arjen, auch wenn es gestern nicht so geklappt hat, Du warst lange verletzt und es geht nicht von Heute auf Morgen alles wieder! Aber es wird! Deine Leistung ist verdammt schwer zu ersetzen, dass hat man in den letzten Spielen der Saison sehr gut merken und sehen können!!! Mia san Mia!

  • Reply Steakwuby August 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I love that he said "everyone already knows" yeah Mr.Wembley!

  • Reply Kiki Leung August 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Wish there were English subtitles 🙁

  • Reply Robifyer August 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Boerenkool met worst!

  • Reply Run Robben Run #THEGREATONE August 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    God Arjen Robbenificent!!! ~RRR

  • Reply FCB. tv August 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Ich komm zum Audi Cup am diedtag

  • Reply Khaled Ismail August 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Finally!!

  • Reply Chiara Meinke August 2, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Könnt ihr mal vidal machen

  • Reply Besser Wisser August 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Ein Douglas Costa Portrait währe cool!

  • Reply Travis Miller August 2, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Robben has bulked up in the Gym.I hope it only helps him with his injury woes by keeping him fit for longer spells if not completely rectify his injury problems,that would be just great.WB Robben.

    If Bayern Munich want to get anywhere substantial this season the Club has to really introspect.Bayern Munich Team is currently divided into 2 units,Quality players and Favouritism players,Quality players are creating chances and Favouritism players not able to put finishing touch in the business end of the field,but these favouritism players cannot be touched because they are German speaking and have backing of influential people,for any Bayern Munich supporter this bias is very clear to see,the result of this bias was also very clear to see in Lewandowskis miss on Douglas Costa assist from point blank range vs Wolfsburg game.This was not the first vitally important miss nor will it be the last if Club doesn't address this 2 units division in the Team,if you want to establish supremacy on Big Trophies this problem of 2 units has to be corrected.After few more years of failing in CL it will become a need to correct this 2 units problem,then nobody will care about German speaking players everybody will want Quality Performing players,if Club wants to wait till that moment of Desperation for CL glory they will at that point may not have Guardiola,Robben,Ribery,Thiago,Lahm and Neuer.Act now,before August 31,remove or bench Favouritism players and bring in Quality players,Bayern Munich are this close from winning CL with Pep Guardiola for 2 seasons Bayern Munich been coming inches of winning Trebles.Bayern Munich is failing because in the Finishing positions we have filled Favouritism players like Muller,Gotze and Lewandowski,all the Quality players do not matter if these Favouritism players cannot Finish.The Club needs to Act,the Coach is doing a Brilliant job.

    Pep Guardiola removed Mario Gomez,Manzukic,Shaqiri,is it not clear for everybody to see how inefficient players the Club has been breeding?If Club doesn't remove Favouritism players unit and make the Team of all Quality players,Best Coach in the World Pep Guardiola leaving would be a small thing,the bigger matter would be everybody losing interest in watching Bayern Munich everybody losing all expectations from Bayern Munich.If the Club is adamant on keeping the Team divided in these 2 units by keeping Favouritism players,Bayern Munich could go back to the cycle of winning only 1 CL in 13yrs.Nobody likes a Club with wrong Morals and Values.

  • Reply leon türk August 2, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    nice,endlich das Robben Portrait 😀

  • Reply Unknown August 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    So lange drauf gewartet und endlich ist er dran 🙂

  • Reply leon türk August 2, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    macht mal von Vidal bitte 😀

  • Reply Martinri Saavedra August 3, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Arjen "Mr Wembley" Robben un jugadorazo, cuando hablo que su predecesor fue Roy Makaay, me di cuenta de cuanto tiempo ha pasado. Arjen lo supero y le ha dado tantas alegrias al club.
    Espero seguirlo viendo jugar en el Bayern ♥️

  • Reply Tianyu Li August 3, 2015 at 3:50 am

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa finally Robben version!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply yashvina boo August 3, 2015 at 6:14 am

    finallly its here!!!!!

  • Reply Patje August 3, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Boerenkool !!!

  • Reply Justin Silver August 3, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Mr Wembley wird in laufe dieser Saison wieder aufdrehen

  • Reply 呂東霖 August 3, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Stay here longer as you can, Robben. 
    It's happy to see you in Bayern and watch you playing on the field.

  • Reply SonicShenmue August 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Roy Makaay war vor Robben mein Lieblingsspieler! Echt zwei super Typen und das Beste aus Holland seit Rudi Carrell 😉

  • Reply Saša Đorđević August 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    At this moment, Robben, you are the best footballer 🙂

  • Reply Bayern Munchen August 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Arjen robben beste spieler

  • Reply Bond 007 August 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Für mich der beste Einkauf den Bayern je gemacht hat!

  • Reply Ingo Krug August 4, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Robben,Robben,mehr muss man nicht zu ihm sagen!

  • Reply Christin Dercks August 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    ein Protrait mit Joshua Kimmich fänd ich super 😀

  • Reply Sascha haering August 5, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Vidal

  • Reply يزن التميمي August 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    messi ist super, aber ich seh dich als Beste ^_^ 
    du bist mein Held

  • Reply Baho schlau August 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Ein Gott, eine legende, ein spieler für die geschichtsbücher

  • Reply Nienke van der Wal August 7, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Manuel Neuer next please 😘😘😘😘😘😘

  • Reply GetRichOrDieTrying August 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Als Nicht-Bayernfan muss ich neidlos anerkennen, das Robben scheinbar eine sehr starke Persönlichkeit besitzt. Ich bin im übrigen von seinem Deutsch sehr beeindruckt. Das bekommt nicht jeder "ausländische" Fußballer in Deutschland so gut hin wie er!

  • Reply Smasher August 7, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Wie viele Liegstütze schaft Nils Petersen? – alle!

  • Reply Carl Schwandt August 8, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Roben ist scheiße

  • Reply svenja August 9, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    bitte macht eins von thiago 😊

  • Reply Shaboi August 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Ich mochte eine Portrairt fur Vidal

  • Reply Simuking August 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Vidal

  • Reply zeeotter100 August 11, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    wat is duits toch een kuttaal..

  • Reply krautergaertner August 12, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Fabian Benko

  • Reply NMT August 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Man kann uns Holländer einfach nur lieben 😀

  • Reply Leon Bestvater August 15, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Next portrait, Pep guardiola!

  • Reply Vorname Nachname August 17, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Oh Arjen Robben hat ja Haare

  • Reply Javier Medina August 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Boooooooo

  • Reply Basti BAZINGA August 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    haha witziger typ 🙂 bei der frage zum talent musste ich ja schon ein bisschen schmunzeln… tennis.. 😉

  • Reply Benjamin Basič September 22, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    robben ist der beste

  • Reply God Horus September 25, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Unsere Nummer 10 <3

  • Reply Anakonda October 31, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Bitte ein Porträt zu Douglas Costa⚽♥Würd mich sehr freuen

  • Reply OxxProGamerXoo Lp November 20, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Weg mit dem hurensohn ich hab Grade erfahren das er den Elfmeter gegen Chelsea Extra Verschossen hat weil ihn dieser Nigga Drogba was ins ihr geflüstert hat weg mit der missgeburt.

  • Reply Saef Houssami November 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    i dont no whats robbens best moment he said everybody knows it. i dont know it.

  • Reply Aebdllm Aslani December 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    oder ein portrait von arturo vidal 23

  • Reply Ever2forPro December 23, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Robben is the best!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Anand Arjunsharma January 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    i from netherland im fan

  • Reply Yoshi Brothers January 18, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I think the best moment was when Robben scored the winning goal against B.V.B

  • Reply maleeky 679 January 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    omg i saw that naked dude ad and i cant even skip it

  • Reply Cristian Valencia February 10, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Qué gran personaje 🙂

  • Reply Ana Patricia February 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Gracias por los subtítulos en español
    Thank you for the spanish subtitles
    Danke für… Ok I need to learn German 😬

  • Reply Zack Mcginley February 22, 2016 at 12:56 am

    the best right winger in the world better than bale

  • Reply Adler Müller February 23, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Macht bitte ein Portr mit Jürgen Klinsmann.

  • Reply ni ka April 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

    boerenkohl mit Worst ist das beste💞😂
    Grüße von einer halbholländerin😊

  • Reply Nicolas Habichler May 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Er kann extrem gut Deutsch!

  • Reply Sander2005 May 23, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Like als je Nederlands bent👍🏻

  • Reply Kräuter Baron June 4, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    warum mögen soviele robben nicht, weil er bayern spielt? (bin gladbach fan) aber robben ist doch real sympathisch und hat ein kämpferherz ,dazu noch ein genialer fussballer,ich feier robben

  • Reply Ly Hanh June 7, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Robben My idol❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply John Hardenberg August 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

    CL Finale 2013 😀

  • Reply Domino13334 September 22, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    In allen großen finals hat er offensive aktionen gesetzt, auch wenn es nicht immer den titel gab, ein spieler der verantwortung übernimmt!!

  • Reply pianoline September 25, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    wenn robben hinter robben robbt, robbt Robben hinter robben

  • Reply Fynns Let's Plays September 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Hey Arjen kannst du mein Freund sein Bitte

  • Reply Drake & Destiny November 23, 2016 at 7:59 am

    3:26 Messi voll korrekt von ihm

  • Reply Metaloo December 22, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Robben ist immer noch einer der allerbesten. Ich bin ihm sehr dankbar für das was er für unseren Verein geleistet hat, trotz der Rückschläge in seiner Karriere. Hoffentlich bleibst du uns noch lange erhalten, Arjen!

  • Reply K K April 12, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Robben ist echt ein sympathischer Spieler und in den Spielen gibt er immer alles.

  • Reply Jelle Borrie April 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Nein neuer

  • Reply Sander2005 June 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Van mij mocht je lekker Hollands praten zou wel leuk zijn!

  • Reply Lil Jordaan July 2, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Typisch holländisch ist: boerenkool met worst.

  • Reply Rodger Wu August 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    This guy on the pitch is like a different guy

  • Reply Ricky Red August 30, 2017 at 4:52 am

    FcBayern forever number one

  • Reply NikeBro 10 December 11, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Er ist ein Spieler trotz seinem Alter auf Weltklasse Niveau spielt👍🏻⚽️

  • Reply Matthias Schießl July 8, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Bester Mann

  • Reply Mrs Rodríguez July 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    ich wusste gar nicht das er so perfekt deutsch spricht

  • Reply Joppe V September 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Echt geweldig hoe duits nederlands hij spreekt 😂

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