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Franck Ribery Biography

Franck Ribéry is a French international footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and for the France national team. Known for his energy, pace and precision passing, he plays as a winger on the left side. He is also an excellent dribbler who "has great control with the ball at his feet". Ribéry began his football career at age six playing in the youth section of amateur club FC Conti de Boulogne-Sur-Mer. In 1996, after seven whole years, he joined professional outfit Lille, who were playing in the second division. In the Turkish Cup, Ribéry was instrumental in the club's 5–1 thrashing of rivals Fenerbahçe in the competition's ultimate match. He scored the opening goal in the 16th minute and also assisted on another goal. On 15 June 2005, Ribéry made a decision to join Marseille on a five-year contract. Ribéry made his debut on 30 July 2005 in a 2–0 defeat to Bordeaux. On 17 September, he scored his first goal for the club in their 2–1 victory over Troyes. In the Coupe de France, Ribéry performed well scoring a double against Le Havre and scoring the opening goal in Marseille's 3–1 semi-final victory over Rennes. In the UEFA Cup, he scored one goal in the second leg of Marseille's tie with Bolton Wanderers leading to him being named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Young Player of the Year. Ribéry was awarded the French Player of the Year by French sports publication France Football during the 2006-2007 season. On 7 June 2007, German club Bayern Munich bought Ribéry on a four-year deal for €25 million. With Bayern, he has won the double on two occasions; in the 2007–08 and 2009–10 seasons. Ribéry is a French international who has represented his nation at two FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Football Championships. Individually, Ribéry is a two-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.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Franck Bilal Ribéry
Nationality France
Position Midfielder
Last Club Olympique Alès en Cévennes
Shirt Number 7
Career
Clubs
Olympique Alès en Cévennes Jul 2002 - Jun 2003
Olympique Marseille Jul 2005 - Jul 2007
FC Metz Jul 2004 - Jan 2005
FC Bayern München Jul 2007 - Present
Galatasaray Spor Kulübü Jan 2005 - Jul 2005
Stade Brestois 29 Jul 2003 - Jul 2004
US Boulogne-sur-Mer Côte d'Opale Jul 2001 - Jul 2002
National
France Jan 2006 - Jun 2014
Stats
Clubs
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Olympique Marseille
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2006/2007 Ligue 1 12 5 0 6 0 994
2005/2006 Ligue 1 35 6 0
Total 47 11 0 6 0 994
FC Bayern München
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Galatasaray Spor Kulübü
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National
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France
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 10 5 5 0 0 877
2012 Poland/Ukraine European Championship 4 0 1 0 0 360
EC Qualification 4 0 0 0 0 360
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 6 3 0 0 0 341
World Cup 3 0 1 1 0 270
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 11 1 0 0 0 919
European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 190
2006 Germany World Cup 7 1 1 1 0 516
Total 48 10 8 2 0 3833

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