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Franck Ribery

31-Year-Old Midfielder     Bayern Munich  Bundesliga


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

August 13, 2014    Franck Ribery News

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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.

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

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.

June 6, 2014

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Ribery (back) was ruled out of the 2014 World Cup on Friday, according to Julien Laurens of Le Parisien.

Ribery has been battling a back injury for quite a few weeks, but it was never believed that he would miss the World Cup. While France still have plenty of talent on the roster heading to Brazil, Ribery's absence is a massive loss.

June 1, 2014

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Ribery has been struggling through back pain recently, which could affect his availability during the World Cup, ESPN FC reports.

Ribery was unable to feature in Sunday's friendly against Paraguay, but coach Didier Deschamps is hopeful that Ribery will be able to play a role in next Sunday's friendly against Jamaica. There have been scattered reports that Ribery could miss the entire World Cup, although it appears that no decision on that front has been made yet. France's opening match at the World Cup will be June 15 against Honduras.

May 13, 2014

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Ribery, who was limited to only 18 Bundesliga matches this season due to various injuries, finished with 10 goals and 10 assists, joining Marco Reus, Roberto Firmino and Thomas Muller as the only players in Germany with double-digit goals and assists.

Ribery is one of the best players on the planet and will continue to be a vital piece of the Bayern attack for years to come. He is also an important cog for France's World Cup title chances this summer in Brazil.

March 22, 2014

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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.

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.