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Franck Ribery

31-Year-Old Midfielder     FC Bayern Munchen  Bundesliga


France

Birthdate:  April 1, 1983    Birthplace:  Boulogne-sur-Mer, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  159 lbs    

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Ribery assisted on Mario Gotze's 86th minute goal during Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Mainz on Saturday.

Ribery now has nine assists on the season, which co-leads the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund's Henrik Mkhitaryan.

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March 9, 2014

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Ribery scored in his return to the Bayern lineup from gluteal surgery during Saturday's 6-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg.

Ribery made an appearances off the bench for France during its international friendly against the Netherlands on Wednesday, but Saturday marked his return to the Bundesliga. His last outing in league play came back on February 2 against Frankfurt, whom he also scored against. The Ballon d'Or finalist now has eight goals and eight assists in 15 Bundesliga appearances this season.

February 10, 2014

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Ribery has been ruled out of next week's Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Arsenal due to the minor surgery he had last week for a burst blood vessel in his buttock, Sky Sports reports.

Ribery is expected to be back in training next week, but it won't give him nearly enough time to reach full fitness for the Champions League tie. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, he will most likely make the second leg, which will be played March 11 in Germany.

February 7, 2014

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Ribery is expected to miss a number of weeks after undergoing surgery for a burst blood vessel in his buttock, The Guardian reports.

Ribery will miss Saturday's Bundesliga match against FC Nurnberg, and is also expected to miss their league tie with SC Freiburg on February 15. The big one after that is the first leg of their Round of 16 Champions League match at Arsenal, which comes February 19.

December 8, 2013

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Ribery had two goals and an assist in Bayern Munich's 7-0 rout of Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Ribery had suffered a broken rib during the last international break but has clearly gotten over the discomfort. His two goals marked his first brace in Bundesliga play this season and the Ballon d'Or finalist now has six goals and seven assists in 12 league appearances this season.

November 21, 2013

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Ribery has been ruled out of Saturday's Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund after suffering a broken rib during France's World Cup qualifying playoff against Croatia on Tuesday, according to Bundesliga.com.

This is obviously a huge blow to Bayern and fantasy owners ahead of one of the most anticipated matches in Europe this year. In addition to missing Saturday's match, Ribery is also a doubt for Wednesday's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.

November 9, 2013

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Ribery scored on a free-kick in the 42nd minute of Saturday's 3-0 win over FC Augsburg.

While he's been able to collect six assists so far this year, Ribery's goal Saturday was only his fourth in Bundesliga play and first since September 21 against Schalke. He has had success in Champions League play, scoring three times in four matches so far this year.

November 2, 2013

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Ribery assisted on Mario Mandzukic's 39th minute goal and then set up Thomas Muller's 75th minute goal during Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Ribery almost opened the scoring himself on a free kick in the first half but it deflected off of Mandzukic, leaving Ribery with an assist instead of a goal. He now has six assists in Bundesliga play this season, tying him at the top of the league list with VfB Stuttgart's Alexandru Maxim.