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10 Little Known Facts about Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben turns 35 today. Robben has appeared at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships, and 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. Robben is known for his dribbling skills, speed, crossing ability and his accurate left foot long-range shots from the right wing.

He played three seasons for Chelsea and two seasons for Real Madrid before joining Bayern Munich in 2009. Robben began his professional career at age 16, playing for Groningen. He was named Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2009. He had three children, Luka, Kai and Lynn, with high school sweetheart Bernadien Eillert.

Robben was named Bundesliga player of the year after his first season in Germany in 2009/10 and has won 19 major trophies with Bayern, including seven Bundesliga titles.  The Dutch player also won 96 caps with the Netherlands.

Here are 10 facts about Arjen Robben that not many people may know.

Bitten by a crocodile

Arjen Robben told the press he was bitten by a crocodile after appearing at training with a bandage on his hand. He later revealed the injury was sustained while weight training at a mid-season camp in Qatar.

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