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Franck Ribéry
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Bayern München
Franck
Ribéry

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Apr 07, 1983
Place of Birth
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Nationality
France
Height
170 cm
Weight
72 kg
Debut
11 August 2007

Bio

Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer on 7 April 1983. Known for his superb close control, dribbling ability, pace, creativity and flair, he is considered one of the best French players of his generation and a hugely important player for both club and country. Although a right-footed winger, he is most comfortable playing on the left flank, from which he is able to cut inside and offer a more direct goal threat.

Having started his career at Boulogne in 2000, Ribéry moved clubs several times over the next few years, playing for Alès, Brest, Metz and Galatasaray. In the summer of 2005, after a contractual dispute with Galatasaray, he moved back to France in order to join Marseille. Over the course of the next two seasons, he was able to establish himself as one of Europe's brightest young talents and earned a move to German giants Bayern Munich ahead of the 2007-08 campaign. Once in Germany, he played a large role in the team winning the Bundesliga title in 2007–08 and 2009–10. His performances in the 2007-08 season resulted in him being named as Footballer of the Year in Germany.

However, the 2012-13 season brought about the greatest success of his career so far, as Bayern won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Champions League treble. Ribéry received numerous individual awards for his contribution, including the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, UEFA Champions League Best Player Award and the Bundesliga Player Of The Year Award. At the end of the calendar year, he placed third in the voting for the FIFA Ballon d'Or and was named in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI.

At international level, Ribéry has represented France in several major tournaments and was part of the team that finished as runners up in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Headlines

German citizenship? Why not? - Ribery

German citizenship? Why not? - Ribery

by Football News

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has signalled his intent to remain in Munich beyond the end of his Bayern career, and would consider applying for German citizenship... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Bundesliga
922 14 9 5 2 5 5 1 0 0
2013/2014
Bundesliga
1637 22 18 4 5 4 10 2 0 0
2012/2013
Bundesliga
2115 27 24 3 8 3 10 2 0 0
2011/2012
Bundesliga
2385 32 27 5 12 5 12 5 1 1
2010/2011
Bundesliga
1964 25 22 3 2 3 7 5 0 0
2009/2010
Bundesliga
1084 19 10 9 5 9 4 1 0 0
2008/2009
Bundesliga
2072 25 23 2 3 2 9 5 1 1
2007/2008
Bundesliga
2209 28 26 2 15 2 11 2 0 0
2006/2007
Ligue 1
377 5 5 0 2 0 5 6 0 0
2005/2006
Ligue 1
0 35 35 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
2004/2005
Ligue 1
0 20 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2004/2005
Süper Lig
0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003/2004
National
0 35 35 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2002/2003
National
0 18 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2001/2002
National
0 20 20 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Total 14765 339 306 33 54 33 90 29 2 2

Transfers & Loans

2007
30 Jun
€ 25,000,000
2005
30 Jun
Free Transfer
2004
31 Dec
€ 2,500,000
2004
30 Jun
Free Transfer
2003
30 Jun
Free Transfer
2002
30 Jun
Free Transfer

Games Played