Franck Ribéry

Thursday, January 26, 2012

In mainland Europe the French players are the most was one of his Muslim religion is a French international Franck Ribery who currently plays for German club Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Talisman before the French national team, Zinedine Zidane, Ribery Called the "jewel of French football".

Ribery career began in 1989 as a young player for the local village club Conti Boulogne. In 2007, Ribery joined the German club Bayern Munich for a fee and then club-record € 25 million. Ribery is a French international. At senior level, Ribery has Represented his country two FIFA World Cups and UEFA Euro 2008.

Personal Information
Full name : Franck Ribéry
Date of birth : 7 April 1983 (age 28)
Place of birth : Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Height : 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position : Winger

Club Information
Current club : Bayern Munich
Number : 7

Personal Life
 Ribéry's younger brother François is also a football player, and has played for numerous amateur clubs in France. François plays for Bayonne in the Championnat National.  Ince Establishing Himself as an international, Ribéry has been involved in numerous promotional campaigns. Ribéry is sponsored by the American sportswear company Nike and regularly wears Nike Mercurial vapors.

The show, sponsored by Nike, acted as a variety show with Ribéry Appearing in Several sketches. On 25 May 2010, a 27 by 30 meters (89 × 98 ft) Billboards of Ribéry was Officially unveiled in his home city of Boulogne-sur-Mer ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Later that day, the players were the resource persons the resource persons discovered to be Ribéry and Sidney Govou.

Early Career
Ribery began his football career at age six playing in the youth section of amateur club FC Conti de Boulogne-sur-Mer. In his second season with the club, Ribéry Appeared in 25 league matches converting five goals. Though Boulogne finished 17th, the the which Meant a return to the fourth division, Ribéry's solid performances earned him a move to fellow National club Olympique Ales.

In his only season at the club, Ribéry made 18 Appearances scoring only one goal. The resulting news Ribery led to signing with Stade Brest, another Championnat National club. Despite the success with Brest, Ribéry sought to play in Ligue 1, the top division of French football.

Marseille and Galatasaray
Move to Marseille and the CAS ruling
On 15 June 2005, Ribéry Announced That he would be returning to France joining Olympique de Marseille on a five-year contract, thus reuniting with former manager Jean Fernandez. Galatasaray Had sought € 10 million in compensation from Marseille.

2005-2006 Season
On 19 November, Ribéry scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Nantes. In the Coupe de France, Ribéry performed well scoring a double against Le Havre and scoring the opening goal in Marseille's 3-1 semi-final victory over Rennes. Unfortunately, Marseille faltered losing 2-1 to the Parisian club. In Europe, Ribéry scored two goals in the UEFA Intertoto Cup against Italian club Lazio and Spanish outfit Deportivo de La Coruña.

2006-2007 Season
Rivals Olympique Lyonnais also sought Ribéry's services with Pape Diouf accusing president Jean-Michel Aulas of tapping-up Ribéry after it was discovered That the Lyon chairman visited the France national team and Ribéry Himself During the 2006 FIFA World Cup. On 11 August 2006, Ribéry confirmed his intentions to Remain at the club for the 2006-07 season.

In the Coupe de France, Marseille reached the final again with Ribéry, for the second straight season, putting Them there scoring the game-winning goal in a 3-0 semi-final win over Nantes. Ribéry's final match with Marseille was a 1-0 win over Sedan on the final match day of the season.

Bayern Munich
2007-08 Season
Due to injury Ribéry was Unable to play in the finals, the which the Bayern won.A month later, Ribery again recorded this feat Providing the assists on the opening goal scored by Miroslav Klose and scoring the game winning goal in a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg. Bayern won the match 2-1, claiming Their 14th cup title. In total, Ribéry Appeared in 46 matches scoring 16 goals and assisting on 17 goals as Bayern won the league and cup double.

2008-2009 Season.
Ribéry ended the season with 36 total Appearances scoring 14 goals and issuing 19 assists.

2009-2010 Season
In the club's ensuing match, Ribéry scored the opening goal in the team's 2-1 victory over Schalke. On 15 May, Ribéry scored the third goal in Bayern's 4-0 win over Werder Bremen in the 2009-10 edition of the DFB-Pokal final. Bayern Munich lost the match 2-0.

2010-2011 Season
In the match, Ribéry scored his first goal of the season. Four days later, he assisted on the game-winning goal, scored by Bastian Schweinsteiger, in the team's opening league match against Wolfsburg. On 12 February, Ribery assisted on two goals in a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim. Following in Bayern's match against SC Freiburg, he assisted on the team's opening goal, scored by Mario Gomez, and then netted the game-winning goal two minutes from time in a 2-1 win.

2011-2012 Season
Ribery made his season debut a week later in Bayern's opening league match of the season playing the entire match in a 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach. Ribery scored his first goal of the campaign in the team's next league match against Hamburger SV. Bayern won the match 5-0. A week later, Ribery Both teams assisted on goals in a shutout win over Schalke.

On 29 October, he scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Augsburg. In the UEFA Champions League, Franck Ribery scored his first goal in the competition on 22 November against Spanish club Villarreal in the group stage. On 3 December, Ribéry scored another set of goals in a 4-1 win against Werder Bremen.

International Career
Prior to representing the senior team, Ribéry was ever present with the France under-21 team earning his first selection on 3 September 2004 in a 1-0 victory over Israel in qualifying for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. Ribéry, however, missed the competition after earning selection to coach Raymond Domenech's pre-World Cup squad.

Ribéry Appeared in all seven matches contested France, starting six. At Euro 2008, France performed under expectations with Ribéry Appearing in all three group stage matches as France suffered an early elimination. On 17 June 2008, in the team's final group stage match against Italy, Ribéry ruptured a ligament in his left ankle in just the 8th minute of play. Ribéry returned to the team on 11 October 2008 in a FIFA World Cup qualification match against Romania and scored the team's opening goal in a 2-2 draw. On 28 March 2009, he scored the lone goal away to Lithuania.

On 11 May 2010, Ribéry was named to Domenech's 30-man preliminary squad to Participate in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and his second overall World Cup. Ribéry Appeared in all three group stage matches. Following the team's opening match against Uruguay, Ribéry was criticized for his performance by Just Fontaine former international striker with the former questioning Ribéry's leadership ability.

In the team's final group stage match against the hosts South Africa, Ribery assisted on the team's only goal of the competition scored by Florent Malouda. France lost the match 2-1, the which resulted in the team's elimination from the competition. On 17 March 2011, Ribéry was Called up to the national team by new manager Laurent Blanc for the first time since the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Style of Play and Personality 
Ribery primarily plays as a winger and is described as a player Who is "fast, tricky, and an excellent dribbler who has great control with the ball at his feet". Despite being predominantly right-footed and utilized as a right-sided midfielder development During his years in France, since Establishing Himself as an international and at Bayern, Ribery has admitted personally That his preference is to play on the left wing even going as far as to state "My place is on the left"  asked at a February 2010 media session while on international duty. Ribery is also capable of playing in the center of the field as an attacking midfielder where his vision and play making skills are best exhibited. Despite predominantly playing on the wing, he has averaged double-digits in assists every year beginning with his final season at Marseille.

During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was mentored by national team play-maker Zinedine Zidane. While boasting him as "the jewel of French football", Zidane has also praised Ribery as a person declaring "Franck just loves life. Ribéry's on-field personality is matched Often off-field as he is Often Referred to as a "joker" and "prankster" by club and international teammates.

On the negative front, Ribéry Often has struggled with injury issues. Since his first season at Bayern in the which he Appeared in 46 of the club's 54 competitive matches, Ribéry has struggled with minor and serious injuries That has resulted in the player failing to Appear in over 40 matches in subsequent seasons. Ahead of the 2008-09 season, he tore ligaments in one of his ankles while on international duty and, During the 2009-10 season, struggled with tendinitis in his left knee. In the next season, Ribéry suffered an ankle injury, the which resulted in the midfielder missing two months, despite the initial diagnosis ruling him out for four weeks. He later suffered a similar ankle injury at the start of the 2011-12 season.


     Turkish Cup : 2005

     UEFA Intertoto Cup : 2005

Bayern Munich
     Bundesliga : 2007-08, 2009-10
     DFB-Pokal : 2008, 2010
     DFB-Ligapokal : 2007

     FIFA World Cup Runners Up: 2006

     UNFP Young Player of the Year : 2005-06
     Ligue 1 Goal of the Year : 2005-06
     UNFP Player of the Month : August 2004, October 2005, November 2005, April 2006
     French Player of the Year : 2007, 2008
     ESM Team of the Year : 2007-08
     German Footballer of the Year : 2008
     UEFA Team of the Year : 2008

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