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Player Profile – Franck Ribery


Franck Bilal Ribéry is a French football midfielder who plays for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Ribéry had previously represented a number of French clubs, including Marseille, as well as briefly playing for Galatasaray.

He is known for “pace, energy and skill.” Since joining Bayern for a club record fee, Ribéry has been recognised on the world stage as one of the best French players of his generation. The previous talisman of Les Bleus, Zinedine Zidane, has called Ribéry the “jewel of French football.”

When Ribéry was two years old, he and his family were involved in an automobile accident in Boulogne-sur-Mer, colliding with a truck. Ribéry suffered serious facial injuries that resulted in over one hundred stitches and left two long scars down the right side of his face

Full name: Franck Bilal Ribéry
Date of birth: 7 April 1983
Place of birth: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position: Winger
Current club: Bayern Munich
Number: 7

Former Clubs

2001–2002: Boulogne
2002–2003: Alès
2003–2004: Stade Brestois
2004–2005: Metz
2005: Galatasaray
2005–2007: Marseille
2007– Bayern Munich

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