Happy Birthday Franck Ribéry: His Journey through Ligue 1

Happy Birthday Franck Ribéry: His Journey through Ligue 1

Publish on 04/07 at 12:15 - G .BOXALL


Today France national team and Bayern Munich legend Franck Ribéry celebrates his 41st Birthday, we take a look back on his career and journey via Ligue 1 Uber Eats

Born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Franck Ribéry's early years were marred by adversity. A tragic car accident at the tender age of two left him scarred, but it didn't deter his passion for football. At six, he began honing his skills at the local club, setting the stage for a career which would see him rise to the very top

Ribéry's professional odyssey commenced with modest stints at Boulogne Côte d'Opale and Alès before his talent caught the eye of Stade Brestois. It was here that he began his ascent, propelling the club to Ligue 2 glory and earning adoration from Breton supporters.

FC Metz swooped in to recruit the burgeoning talent. Ribéry's electrifying pace and performances in Ligue 1 garnered widespread acclaim, earning him a spot in the French national team setup. The Frenchman then joined Galatasaray, but would quickly return to Ligue 1 when he signed for Olympique de Marseille, endearing himself to the OM faithful with three titles of Player of the month. Ribéry finished his time with Les Olympiens with 89 appearances, 18 goals and 20 assists for the club.

Internationally, Ribéry represented France in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, contributing significantly to the team's journey to the final with a crucial goal against Spain in the quarter-finals.

A pivotal move to Bayern Munich followed, where Ribéry's influence was undeniable. Over his tenure, he amassed an impressive trophy haul, including nine Bundesliga titles and a Champions League triumph. The Frenchman played 425 times for the Bavarian outfit, scoring 124 goals and registering 182 assists.

Ribéry announced his retirement in October 2022, but is at the beginning of a coaching career. "I'm currently preparing to take my qualifications," said the Frenchman recently adding," Being a coach will give me back the adrenalin and pressure that come with training and matches every day. I can't do without it. I need it to be happy."

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