Arjen Robben scored his 100th goal for Bayern Munich
Arjen Robben, one of the World’s best attacking midfielders, scored his 100th goal for Bayern Munich on the last match against Freiburg. This was a great year for Robben, who received a trophy for the Dutch Sportsman of the Year. He became the first footballer to win this award since 1987. His national team ended as runner-up on the last World Cup in Brazil and Roben was one of the key players with three goals and three assists. He joins David Alaba, Mehdi Benatia and Manuel Neuer as players who have won individual country/continent awards. He was also shortlisted for the FIFA World XI. His team became the first football club to complete the treble of UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup, so have been named Laureus World Team of the Year 2014.
This is sixth season for Robben in Bayern Munich. He has won three Bundesliga titles and had one triumph in the Champions League. After his first season with Bayern, Robben was named as Footballer of the Year in Germany. Previously he played two seasons in Real Madrid and two seasons in Chelsea. The Blues were Champions in the both seasons when Robben played for them. He is well known for his dribbling skills, speed, crossing ability and his accurate left foot long-range shots from the right wing. His head coach Pep Guardiola labelled his recent performances against Augsburg as "unbelievable". Robben was double scorer on that match and Bayern won 4:0. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who is on all-time top scorer list with 162 goals, described Robben as the best field player in the World. Gerd Muller, an ex-Bayern forward, is the leading on that list with 365 goals from 427 appearances.
Arjen Robben was on Louis van Gaal's transfer wish-list in Manchester United this summer, but he is satisfied in Bayern Munich and said:
"It is the perfect club with the perfect manager for me. My family is happy, we have lived here for five years and I am exactly at the place I want to be. It cannot be better than it is at the moment, so you don’t need to have thoughts about other clubs and other leagues. If you see me again in three years in the Premier League, then who knows, but at the moment, there is not even one per cent of me thinking about going to England or anywhere."
The match against Freiburg once again showed Bayern's dominance. The Bavarians had enjoyed 82% ball-possession. With that victory Bayern stretched their unbeaten run to 20 matches in the Bundesliga and had a 12 point lead over the second placed Wolfsburg. Most probably Robben will win another trophy in Bundesliga. However, Robben and Bayern are also favorites to win the Champions League. Paddy Power is offering 3.75 (11/4) for Bayern to win the most prestigious European competition.