Arjen Robben is the first winner of the Eredivisie's oeuvre prize.
The 37-year-old attacker will be honored on Wednesday for his services to Dutch football.
The Eredivisie reports in a press release on Monday that the new prize is intended for players "with an exceptional track record and significance for Dutch football".
Robben played in his 21-year professional career for FC Groningen, PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
With those clubs he became national champion no less than twelve times and won the Champions League once.
The winger played 96 international matches for the Dutch national team, in which he scored 37 goals.
He was a key player for the Orange squad in the 2010 World Cup silver and the 2014 World Cup bronze.
Robben surprised the football world last year by returning as a professional football player after a season break at his youth club FC Groningen.
His contribution to the field was limited to seven games due to physical problems.
In mid-July he decided to stop permanently.
Robben will receive his lifetime achievement award Wednesday evening during a live show on
Then the best player, the greatest talent, the most beautiful goal and the best referee of the previous Eredivisie season are also announced.
🏆 Arjen Robben receives the Eredivisie oeuvre prize.
The award is presented to a player with an exceptional track record and significance for Dutch football.
Author Premier LeagueMoment of Places09: 11 - 6 September 2021Keywords: