Franck Ribery: Former Bayern Munich and France winger retires


Franck Ribery won a league and cup double in his final year at Bayern Munich
Former Bayern Munich and France winger Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from football.

The 39-year-old has terminated his contract with Serie A side Salernitana after struggling with a knee issue.

He scored 124 goals and contributed 182 assists in 425 games for Bayern from 2007-2019, winning the Champions League in 2013 and nine Bundesliga titles.

“The ball stops, the feelings do not. Thanks to everyone for this great adventure,” Ribery wrote on Twitter.

Ribery joined Fiorentina before moving to Salernitana last summer, helping the club avoid relegation by one point but he has not featured since the opening day loss to Roma. His retirement had been rumoured for several weeks.

The Frenchman joined Bayern for £17m from Marseille in June 2007, a year after being part of the France side that finished runner-up to Italy at the 2006 World Cup.

A three-time French player of the year, he recorded 16 goals and 25 assists in 81 caps for his country before announcing his retirement from international duty in 2014 after missing the World Cup with a back injury.

After 12 successful years in Munich, he left alongside Dutch winger Arjen Robben as Bayern were crowned champions of Germany for a seventh successive season.


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