Ribery Signs New Bayern Contract

Football Soccer - FC Rostov v FC Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group D - Olimp 2 Stadium, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - 23/11/16. Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery leaves the pitch following their defeat by FC Rostov. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RTST0GX

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Franck Ribery has signed a new one-and-a-half year contract extension with Bayern Munich, the club has confirmed.

Ribery has been a sensation for Bayern Munich since signing for the club back in 2007. The Frenchman, who is now 33 years old, has made 333 appearances for the Bavarian giants, and has scored 108 goals for the club in all competitions.

He has won six Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokal cups, three DFL-Super Cups, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup during his time with the German club.

Ribery has made 12 appearances for Bayern under Carlo Ancelotti this season. His new contract will see him remain at the Bundesliga club till 2018.

“I’m very happy to play for FC Bayern for another year,” Ribery told the German club’s official website.

“This great club and the city have become my home, both in terms of sport and in private.

“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.”

Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was delighted to tie Ribery down to a new contract. He said: “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 Ribery. He’s both a key player and a crowd-pleaser, so we’re happy we’ve extended the contract with Franck by another year.”


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