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# Franck Ribéry

Last year
# Legend
After 9 titles and a Champions League win, Franck Ribery retires
The winger was also a World Cup runner-up with France in 2006.
# Changes
Ex-France international Ribery set to retire at 39
The player’s agent Davide Lippi told AFP that the veteran will ‘very likely’ end his career.
All time
# Ribery Cries Robbery
Ribery apologises amid three-game suspension for pushing official
The Frenchman looks set to face a ban for lashing out in the wake of his side’s controversial loss to Lazio.
# Italian Job
Ribery masterclass helps Fiorentina stun AC Milan and leaves Giampaolo on the ropes
Marco Giampaolo suffered another demoralising defeat as the Rossoneri were completely outclassed.
# Ambition
'I am not here to be a rival to Ronaldo but I want to play until 40' - Ribery
The 36-year-old has signed for Serie A side Fiorentina.
# veteran
French winger Ribery arrives in Italy to complete free transfer
The 36-year-old is heading to Fiorentina after leaving Bayern Munich.
# Wave Goodbye
Third club legend confirmed to leave Bayern Munich
Rafinha will join Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in departing.
# bye Munich
Ribery to leave Bayern at the end of the season
The Frenchman has won eight Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League since joining the club in 2007.
# favourites
Veteran wingers return as Bayern Munich close in on Bundesliga title
Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben both featured in the defeat of Hanover.
# to be franck
Muller backs Bayern team-mate Ribery after expletive-laden social media outburst
Franck Ribery’s social media outburst was the result of a prolonged period of abuse, according to Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller.
# explicit
'He has used words that we as Bayern Munich cannot accept' - Ribery fined after after social media storm
Franck Ribery has accepted a fine from Bayern Munich after causing a storm with a foul-mouthed social media outburst.
# veteran
Ribery double sparks hopes of Bayern contract extension
The Frenchman’s double against Eintracht Frankfurt helped Bayern back up to second.
# Sorry scenes
Ribery apologises in video message for reportedly slapping TV pundit
The Bayern Munich star met with Patrick Guillou yesterday.
# Altercation
Ribery reportedly slapped a TV pundit after Bayern Munich's defeat to Dortmund
The Frenchman allegedly struck compatriot Patrick Guillou in the face three times following Saturday’s loss.
# Wanted
€50 million-rated Boateng urged to snub Man United and Arsenal interest
Franck Ribery wants the Bayern Munich defender to stay put.
# Setback
Blow for Bayern Munich's Champions League hopes as key player set for lengthy absence
French sports daily L’Equipe claim Kingsley Coman could miss at least two months.
# Unhappy
Franck Ribery on Ballon d’Or: 'It was as if it was stolen from me'
The Frenchman has complained about the lack of support he is given from his homeland in 2013.
# Troubling times
Troubling week for Bayern continues with dramatic Hertha comeback in Berlin
Bayern Munich were cruising to a return to form in the Bundesliga until Hertha Berlin’s stunning second-half fightback earned a draw.
# Criticism
Bayern Munich legend slams Franck Ribery tantrum
Lothar Matthaeus was unimpressed by the 34-year-old Frenchman’s behaviour.
# Bayern Munich
Brilliant Muller strike upstages debutant Morata as Bayern get the better of Chelsea
Carlo Ancelotti led his current club to victory over his former employers and compatriot Antonio Conte this afternoon.
# big loss
Boost for Arsenal as key Bayern duo are ruled out of Champions League clash
Carlo Ancelotti must plan without Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng for tomorrow night’s tie.
# wait a while
Ribery has a very high bar for what 'world class' is, and Griezmann is well short of it
You won’t get the stamp of approval from Big Franck until you’ve proven yourself over a decade.
# appeal
Franck Ribery loses appeal after book 'scum' slur
In his book, journalist Daniel Riolo looked at the strained relationship between the French public and their national team.
# rib and rob
A couple of veterans rolled the years back for Bayern Munich last night
Carlo Ancelotti’s side reclaimed top spot in the league thanks to Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.
# you've been told
Bayern bosses losing patience with Ribery after star's scathing criticism of Guardiola
The Frenchman has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons this week.
# On your bike
A moment of acrobatic brilliance from Franck Ribery secures Bayern a key win
Pep Guardiola’s side have moved eight points clear, albeit temporarily.
# outcome
Ribery loses lawsuit against journalist who called him 'scum'
The French forward was lambasted by the writer and labelled a “gangster”, for his poor behaviour.
# disillusionment
Pep Guardiola faces unrest in Bayern squad -- reports
The Spaniard has said he wants to coach in England next season, but wants to sign off with the treble.
# Sidelined
One of Europe's finest players hit with another injury setback and it's not looking good
Franck Ribery looks set to be out until February now.
# beaten at last
A loss at last - Bayern's unbeaten run comes to shuddering halt
Three second-half goals saw Borussia Monchengladbach claim a 3-1 win.
# injury hell
Football's forgotten man 'very emotional' after finally returning to training
Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery has been out for 9 months due to a persistent ankle injury.
# Whack
Scarf-wielding supporter run across pitch and slaps Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery
The French international clearly isn’t popular in Hamburg.
# Staying Retired
Ribery: I will not make France comeback
Despite pressure from Michel Platini, the winger will focus on his club duties.
# Rule breaker
UEFA President threatens to suspend Franck Ribery over refusal to play for France
The Bayern Munich player could be suspended for three games.
# Setback
Bad news for France, as Franck Ribery is ruled out of the World Cup
Didier Deschamps today confirmed that the star player would not feature in the tournament.
# fickle fate
Falcao out, Ribery in as Colombia and France name World Cup squads
Get the Radox out lads.
# European night
5 talking points ahead of Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
After pulling off a 1-0 win in the first leg, Real travel to Bavaria aiming to knock out the reigning champions.
# Unhappy
Ribery blames 'politics' for missing out on the Ballon d'Or
The Frenchman also bemoaned the fact that his Champions League-winning Bayern Munich only had three players in the Team of the Year.
# Ballot Sheet
Here's how Martin O'Neill and Robbie Keane voted in the Ballon d'Or Awards
Only one of them went for Ronaldo…
# CR7
Ronaldo wins Ballon d'Or to end Messi's run at four
66 goals in 56 games, 2013 was certainly Ronaldo’s year.