Arjen Robben achieves his highest-ever finish in the Goal 50 after a season where he cemented his status as not only one of the best players of his generation but also arguably one of the greatest wingers of all time.
The flying Dutchman was one of the stars of the World Cup, inspiring his country to third place with a succession of brilliant individual displays. The most memorable was the 5-1 thrashing of Spain where he scored twice and tore the holders apart with his dribbling and direct running.
At club level, Robben once again excelled. His 21 goals in all competitions was the second-best club total of his career – and helped Bayern to win four trophies, including a Bundesliga title that was clinched in record time. He was one of the few Bayern players who truly interpreted new coach Pep Guardiola’s tiki-taka philosophy.
Despite recently turning 30, Robben is showing no signs of slowing down – as his explosive dash past Sergio Ramos in Salvador proved.
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