Arjen Robben has ended his playing career in the Dutch national team. Here’s a summary of his career in the Dutch national team in figures. After 14 years, Robben hangs shoes at international level. He did so after bringing Netherlands a 2-0 win over Sweden in the UEFA 2018 World Cup qualifying phase. But the victory is not enough because the Dutch must win 7 – 0 in order to qualify for the World Cup Russia. These results make the Dutch could not step into the main round of the World Cup in Russia next year. Along with this, ending career Robben in the national team.
Here’s the career of Robben in figures in the Dutch national team as summarized Soccerway:
- Robben was born on January 23, 1984 (33 years). He has made 96 appearances for the Dutch.
- Robben is the fourth top scorer for the Netherlands with 37 goals (equal to Dennis Bergkamp), under Robin van Persie (50), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (42), and Patrick Kluivert (40).
- Since his debut on April 30, 2003 (vs. Portugal), Robben has featured in 51% of all Dutch national teams (96 of 187).
- Only Wesley Sneijder (33 in 132 matches) who made more assists than Robben (29) for the Netherlands, since his debut in April 2003.
- Robben scored a goal or made assists for Holland with an average of one every 112 minutes (37 goals, 29 assists).
- Robben became the first player to score at least two goals in his last appearance for Holland since Piet de Boer in 1937.
- With two goals versus Sweden, Robben now have goalkeeper 26 different teams; only Robin van Persie (30) and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (27) have more.
- Robben opened fire (seven) and shot to target (four) more than any other player in his last game against Sweden.
- Only Johnny Rep (seven) scored more World Cup goals than Robben (six, Bergkamp’s equal, Rob Rensenbrink, Van Persie and Sneijder) for the Netherlands in a World Cup.
- Robben (106) is one of five players with a minimum number of dribbles 100 in the World Cup since 1996, the equivalent of Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Jairzinho and Mario Kempes.
- Robben has been violated most often in the World Cup compared to other players since the 2006 edition (47 times).
- Robben is the only player who has shot to more than one target in the 2010 World Cup final (two).