Who is Franck Ribery?
Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry was born on 7 April 1983. He is a French professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Fiorentina. He plays mainly as a winger, preferably on the left side, and is known for his speed, energy, skill and precise passing.
Franck Ribéry is described as a player who is fast, tricky and an excellent-dribbler who has amazing-control with the ball at his feet. Since joining the Bayern team, he has been regarded on the world stage as one of the best players of his generation. The former talisman of the French national team, Zinedine Zidane, once called Ribéry the “jewel of French football”.
In 2018, FIFA World Cup began in Russia, so the biographies of the football players became even more demanded among the readers. Life of the football players doesn’t only consist of the training on the field, but they also have lots of exciting events in their everyday life.
However, it is difficult to distinguish from the numerous participants of the FIFA World Cup. But Franck Ribéry, the French football player and the winner of multiple awards managed to achieve success in it.
Franck Ribery Childhood and Football Career
Franck Ribéry’s career began in 1989 as a youth player for the local home club Conti-Boulogne. He later left the club after 7-years to join professional-team Lille but left the club after three years when he had difficulty adapting.
In 1999 Ribéry moved to US-Boulogne, where he played for 2- years. After spending two more years in the amateur-divisions with two clubs (Alès and Brest), Ribéry moved to Ligue 1 club Metz in 2004. After six months at the club, Ribéry moved to Turkey in January 2005 to join Galatasaray, where he won the Turkish Cup.
After six months with Galatasaray, he left the club in a controversial manner. Later he returned to France to join Marseille. Franck Ribéry spent 2-seasons at the club and helped the Marseillais reach the final of the Coupe de France in two consecutive seasons.
In 2007 Ribéry transferred to the German club Bayern Munich for a record fee of 25 million euros. With Bayern Munich, he won nine Bundesliga titles (a Bundesliga record), six DFB Cups, a UEFA Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup, including four doubles and a triple World Cup, a club record of 24 titles in twelve seasons.
His form for Bayern in the club’s triple win season 2012/13 saw him nominated for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or together with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the three-man shortlist.
During his long tenure with the Bavarians, Ribéry was also known for his fruitful partnership with winger Arjen Robben – together they were affectionately known by the nickname Robbery. He left the Bavarians in the summer of 2019 to join the Italian team Fiorentina, while Robben retired from football.
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Ribéry’s friends and colleagues say that the man is positive both in real life and on the field. Franck often smiles, and even the defeats of his team don’t make him feel pessimistic
What about his personal life, we know that he married an Algerian girl – Wahiba. For his beloved woman, the French player had to adopt a different religion, to convert to Islam and to take a new name – Bilal Yusuf Mohammed. The spouses have three children.
Happy family life of Ribéry turned out to be at stake: the man betrayed his wife with the young girl of easy virtue – Zahia Dehar. It’s remarkable that after this story of the betrayal there burst out the scandal, which could cost the footballer his career.
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Fortunately, Ribéry is a regular Internet user. To the luck of his fans, they can find him in the social networks of Twitter and Instagram.
Franck Ribery at present
Frank Ribéry began the season of 2017-2018 successfully. The player won the DFL Super Cup, defeating Borussia team with the series of penalty. When Ribéry was playing in UEFA match against Anderlecht, he was replaced at the 78th minute.
Frank was against the referees’ decision, that’s why he took off his shirt in anger and threw it on the bench. After that, the emotional footballer apologized to the coach for his behavior.
Awards and Honors
- 2004-2005 Turkish Cup
- 2005 – UEFA Intertoto Cup
- 2008 – German Cup
- 2013 – UEFA Super Cup
- 2005-2006 – Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year
- 2005-2006 – Ligue 1 Goal of the Yea
- 2006 – Onze de Bronze
- 2008 – German Footballer of the Year
- 2013 – FIFA Club World Cup Most Valuable Player of the Final
- 2013 – The kicker Man of the Year
- 2013 – The Third World Footballer
- 2007-2008 – German League Cup Top Striker
- 2017 – DFB-Pokal top assist provider
Franck Ribery Wiki
|Full name||Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry|
|Date of birth||7 April 1983|
|Place of birth||Boulogne-sur-Mer, France|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
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