–To keep his numerous career honours and memorabilia
Many footballers manage to keep just a fraction of the keepsakes from their medal-laden careers. But Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has come up with a novel idea to ensure nothing important gets forgotten.
The former Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSV Eindhoven star has announced he plans to build a museum to house all his memorabilia in his own home once he calls time on an illustrious career.
‘When my wife and I are settled in our house, I dream of collecting all my things and building a private museum. It will be for me, my family and my close friends,’ the Dutch international told Bild.
‘I have so many souvenirs – shirts of other players. I kept the ball from the 2013 Champions League final (Bayern beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 and Robben scored a late winner).
‘There are boots that I have worn at European Championships and World Cups. The idea is to pull everything together so that nothing is lost.’