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Franck Ribéry
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Personal information
Full name Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry
Date of birth April 7, 1983 (1983-04-07) (age 37)
Place of birth    Boulogne-sur-Mer, Flag of France France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy ACF Fiorentina
Number 7
Youth clubs
1989–1996
1996–1999
1999–2000
Flag of France Conti Boulogne
Flag of France Lille
Flag of France Boulogne
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2000–2002
2002–2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005
2005–2007
2007–2019
2019–
Flag of France Boulogne
Flag of France Alès
Flag of France Stade Brestois
Flag of France Metz
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
Flag of France Marseille
Germany Bayern Munich
Flag of Italy ACF Fiorentina
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19 00(1)
35 00(3)
20 00(1)
14 00(0)
60 00(11)
273 0(86)
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National team
2004–2006
2006–2014
Flag of France France U-21
Flag of France France
13 00(2)
81 00(16)

Fanck Henry Pierre Ribéry (born 7 April 1983) is a French professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Fiorentina. He primarily plays as a winger, preferably on the left side although being right-footed, and is known for pace, energy, skill and precise passing. Ribéry is described as a player who is fast, tricky and an excellent dribbler, who has great control with the ball at his feet. Since joining Bayern, he has been recognised on the world stage as one of the best French players of his generation. The previous talisman of the French national team, Zinedine Zidane, has called Ribéry the "jewel of French football".

Ribéry's career began in 1989 as a youth player for local hometown club Conti Boulogne. He left the club after seven years to join professional outfit Lille, but departed the club after three years after having difficulties adjusting. In 1999, Ribéry joined US Boulogne, where he played for two years. After spending two more years in the amateur divisions with two clubs (Alès and Brest), in 2004, Ribéry earned a move to Ligue 1 club FC Metz. After six months with the club, Ribéry moved to Turkey in January 2005 to join Galatasaray, where he won the Turkish Cup. After six months at Galatasaray, he departed the club in controversial fashion in order to return to France to join Marseille. Ribéry spent two seasons at the club, helping the Marseillais reach the final of the Coupe de France in back-to-back seasons.

In 2007, Ribéry joined German club Bayern Munich for a then club-record fee of €25 million. With Bayern, he won nine Bundesliga titles (a Bundesliga record), six DFB-Pokal, one UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup, which include four doubles and one treble. His form for Bayern in the club's 2012–13 treble winning season saw him nominated alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the three-man shortlist for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or. Ribéry won a club record 24 titles at Bayern. During his long spell at Bayern, Ribéry was also known for his fruitful partnership with fellow winger Arjen Robben—together they were affectionately referred to by the nickname Robbery.

Between 2006 and 2014, Ribéry represented the France national football team 81 times. Ribéry has represented his nation at two FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010) and two UEFA European Championships (2008, 2012). He made his international debut in May 2006 against Mexico. At the 2006 World Cup, Ribéry scored his first international goal against Spain and played in the final match against Italy.

Individually, Ribéry is a three-time winner of the French Player of the Year award and has also won the German Footballer of the Year becoming the first player to hold both honours. He has also been named to the UEFA Team of the Year and declared the Young Player of the Year in France. In 2013, Ribéry won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.In 2013, he was also ranked fourth in The Guardian's list of the best players in the world

Honours

Clubs

Galatasaray
Marseille
Bayern Munich

Country

France

External links

Fiorentina
ACF Fiorentina squad - 2020–21

2 Gonzalo (c) · 4 Tomović · 5 Badelj · 7 M. Zárate · 8 Vecino · 9 Kalinić · 10 Bernardeschi · 12 Tătărușanu · 13 Astori · 14 Matías · 20 B. Valero · 24 Lezzerini · 28 Marcos A. · 30 Babacar · 72 Iličić ·  Drągowski ·  Bagadur ·  Gilberto ·  Báez ·  M. Gómez ·  Rossi ·

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France – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Runners-up

1. Landreau 2. Boumsong 3. Abidal 4. Vieira 5. Gallas 6. Makélélé 7. Malouda 8. Dhorasoo 9. Govou 10. Zidane 11. Wiltord 12. Henry 13. Silvestre 14. Saha 15. Thuram 16. Barthez 17. Givet 18. Diarra 19. Sagnol 20. Trezeguet 21. Chimbonda 22. Ribéry 23. Coupet

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France – UEFA Euro 2008

1. Mandanda 2. Boumsong 3. Abidal 4. Vieira 5. Gallas 6. Makélélé 7. Malouda 8. Anelka 9. Benzema 10. Govou 11. Nasri 12. Henry 13. Evra 14. Clerc 15. Thuram 16. Frey 17. Squillaci 18. Gomis 19. Sagnol 20. Toulalan 21. Diarra 22. Ribéry 23. Coupet

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France – 2010 FIFA World Cup

1. Lloris 2. Sagna 3. Abidal 4. Réveillère 5. Gallas 6. Planus 7. Ribéry 8. Gourcuff 9. Cissé 10. Govou 11. Gignac 12. Henry 13. Evra 14. Toulalan 15. Malouda 16. Mandanda 17. Squillaci 18. Diarra 19. Diaby 20. Valbuena 21. Anelka 22. Clichy 23. Carrasso

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France – UEFA Euro 2012

1. Lloris (c) 2. Debuchy 3. Evra 4. Rami 5. Mexès 6. Cabaye 7. Ribéry 8. Valbuena 9. Giroud 10. Benzema 11. Nasri 12. Matuidi 13. Réveillère 14. Ménez 15. Malouda 16. Mandanda 17. M'Vila 18. Diarra 19. Martin 20. Ben Arfa 21. Koscielny 22. Clichy 23. Carrasso

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