|Full name||Arjen Robben
|Date of birth||23 January 1984 (age 30)|
|Place of birth||Bedum, Netherlands|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
|Current club||Bayern Munich|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:31, 10 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:19, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Club: Bayern Munich
The Netherlands constructed an unbeaten run through the European qualifying section, winning nine and drawing one of their 10 games in Group D.
Head coach Louis van Gaal has dispensed with former incumbent Bert van Marwijk’s defensive, unattractive football and asked his younger crop to express themselves in the final third.
Promising young players like Kevin Strootman, Bruno Martins Indi, Jordy Clasie and Luciano Narsingh have been given the chance to showcase their talents, but in Brazil, all eyes will be on Arjen Robben.
He’s made an astonishing return from the brink at Bayern Munich and has carried that stupendous form into his Oranje career. Robben combines searing pace and directness with quick feet and an improved decision-making process. His finishing is now bordering on deadly, and his defensive ethic has begun to emerge.
If you let him cut inside onto his left foot, you’ll be down a goal in no time.