Bayern icon is probably over: Franck Ribery is about to end his career with immediate effect

Bayern icon is probably over
Franck Ribéry is about to end his career with immediate effect

According to media reports, French football professional Franck Ribéry is about to end his great career. Ribéry, who was recently injured, celebrated his greatest successes at FC Bayern, and the attacking player is a legend among the German record champions.

Franck Ribéry ends his career. As Sky Italia and Il Mattino both report, the Frenchman has agreed with American Salernitana to terminate his contract, which runs until 2023. However, Ribéry will remain with the Serie A club in another capacity. The official announcement should follow soon.

Ribery has been sidelined for six weeks due to an injury. The 39-year-old has only appeared in the league once this season, spending 36 minutes on the pitch against Roma in August. After leaving FCB, Ribery initially played for Fiorentina for two years before moving to Salerno last year.

Ribéry had undoubtedly the most successful period of his career in Munich. He was under contract with FC Bayern from 2007 to 2019 and won the Champions League and nine German championships, among other things. In 2013, he was named European Footballer of the Year and in 2008 he was Germany’s Footballer of the Year. Ribéry was also injured repeatedly at FC Bayern, but the winger made 425 appearances for the German record champion (124 goals/182 assists).

“If Bayern can’t find a winger…”

The ex-France international also played 89 home matches for Olympique Marseille, 51 for Fiorentina and 21 for FC Metz. As a professional, Ribéry was also active for American Boulogne, Stade Brest and in Turkey for Galatasaray. Ribéry played 81 games for France, and in 2006 he reached the final of the World Cup with the French national team, but the Équipe Tricolore gave in to Italy on penalties on 3:5.

In 2021 Ribéry spoke briefly with his heart club again. “If Bayern can’t find a winger they want and can sign, I would definitely consider a one-year deal for Franck Ribery,” former Bayern star and current TV pundit Lothar Matthäus said on social media. Ribéry loved the advocacy. “Thank you my friend. I’m ready!” announced the 39-year-old, who had not yet received a new contract after two years at Fiorentina.

However, CEO Oliver Kahn quickly destroyed all the fans’ dreams after one of their declared favorites returned: “I had a lot of fun with Franck, and we also had very, very nice conversations. I even met him at the restaurant in the evening.” , Kahn said very politely at a meeting with sponsors at the Allianz Arena. “But we are not thinking of signing Franck Ribéry.”

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