Bayern Munich winger Frank Ribery has extended his contract with the club until June 30, 2018. The former France international has signed a one-year extension. This will extend his stay at the Allianz Arena to 11 seasons.
“Six German championship titles, five cup triumphs, the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, the UEFA Supercup: FC Bayern’s biggest triumphs in the last few years are closely linked with Franck Ribéry. He’s both a key player and a crowd-pleaser, so we’re happy we’ve extended the contract with Franck by another year” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich chairman said in an official statement released at the club’s website.
The 33-year-old winger arrived at Bayern from French Ligue 1 side Marseille in 2007. Ribery has gone on to enjoy immense success in Germany since his transfer. However, the recent contract extension seems to be his last with the club.
“I’m looking forward to many more beautiful moments together with the FC Bayern fans, and I want to play my part in the team’s success in the next one and a half years.” Ribery said.
Ribery will be 35 years of age when his contract expires with Der FCB. It is expected that the player will retire from the game after finding his second home at German football’s most successful club.
Frank Ribery’s time at Bayern Munich
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The man from Boulogne-sur-Mer, France has made a total of 333 appearances for the Bavarian outfit. In all those games, Ribery has found the net 108 times and made 164 assists. This makes his contribution in every 1.22 games per goal for the club.
82 – Franck Ribéry has assisted 82 goals since his debut in Bundesliga in 2007/08, at least 19 more than any other player. Contract.
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Ribery’s playing time for Bayern has taken a hit recently due to injuries. The player has already missed eight games this season.
With prevailing injury worries, Bayern have shown a reluctance to put faith in the Frenchman and have offered him a one-year deal.
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