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Franck Ribery

31-Year-Old Midfielder     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


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

November 5, 2014    Franck Ribery News

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Ribery put the nail in the coffin for Bayern Munich, who sewed up Group E of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Roma on Wednesday.

Ribery is good. Not profound analysis, but with all of the stars at Bayern, it's easy to forget just how much the Frenchman means to Bayern.

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Franck Ribery: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 14, 2014

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Ribery has returned to full-team training Tuesday after missing the last four weeks with a knee injury, Bayern Munich's official website reports.

It's unclear how quickly Ribery will be able to regain his match fitness, but he could return in a limited role as soon as Saturday against Werder Bremen.

October 11, 2014

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Ribery, who has played only once this season due to a knee injury, has begun training with the ball again, Bundesliga.com reports.

While it's certainly positive that he is progressing in his recovery, Ribery still does not have a specific return date.

September 29, 2014

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Ribery will not play in Bayern Munich's Champions League match at CSKA Moscow due to his ongoing knee injury, Goal.com reports.

Ribery has made only one appearance this season for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal off the bench in their 2-0 win over Stuttgart back on Sept. 13. Unfortunately, he's still not back to fitness and he'll miss out on another big match, with no specific timetable for a return announced by the club.

September 16, 2014

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Ribery, who scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season in Saturday's 2-0 win over Stuttgart, will not play in Bayern Munich's Champions League match against Manchester City on Wednesday due to a knee injury, ESPN FC reports. Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola said "Franck is not here, he is home. He went to the doctor on Monday and today (Tuesday) they told me he cannot play."

Ribery has struggled with injuries this summer, as he missed the World Cup with a back injury. It is unclear if he suffered a setback with his knee during Saturday's match or if he's just not fit enough to play, but either way he could miss Saturday's Bundesliga match against Hamburg SV as well.

August 13, 2014

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Ribery has retired from international soccer, BBC Sport reports.

Ribery was absent at this summer's World Cup due to a back injury. The 31-year old, who finished third in the Ballon d'Or voting in 2013, scored 16 goals in 81 international appearances throughout his career with France. He'll now shift his full focus to Bayern Munich, with the club set to open its Bundesliga season against VfL Wolfsburg on Aug. 22.

July 26, 2014

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Ribery, who recently returned to training following a back injury that held him out of the World Cup for France, is in the starting XI for Bayern Munich's match against Borussia Monchengladbach in the semifinals of the Telekom Cup on Saturday.

Ribery's back appears to be back to health, while he just needs to build up his match fitness ahead of Bayern's Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg on August 22.

July 15, 2014

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Ribery, who missed the World Cup for France due to a back injury, has returned to light training and is expected to return to the full-squad sessions shortly, Bayern Munich's official web site reports.

Ribery is one of the best midfielders in the world, so his return to fitness will be a big boost for Bayern. With Toni Kroos off to Real Madrid, Ribery's availability becomes even more important this season.