French soccer player
Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry (born 7 April 1983) is a French international footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and for the France national team. He primarily plays as a winger, preferably on the left side although being right-footed, and is known for pace, energy, skill and precise passing.
Ribéry's career began in 1989 as a youth player for local hometown club Conti Boulogne.Individually, Ribéry is a three-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. He has also been named to the UEFA Team of the Year and declared the Young Player of the Year in France. In 2013, Ribéry won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. In 2013 he was also ranked fourth in The Guardian's list of the best players in the world
It was against Mexico that he made his international debut in May 2006. Ribery gave a series of stellar performances on the road to the 2006 World Cup finals against Italy, which France lost in the tiebreaker.
Ribéry is a French international. Prior to representing the senior team, he played at under-21 level. At senior level, Ribéry has represented his nation at two FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010) and two UEFA European Football Championships (2008, 2012). He made his international debut in May 2006 against Mexico. At the 2006 World Cup, Ribéry scored his first international goal against Spain and played in the final match against Italy.
|HEIGHT||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Current team||Bayern Munich|
|DOB||7 April 1983|