Franck Ribery has officially announced his retirement from football in an official statement on social medias.
The former Bayern legend announced his retirement on Twitter with the following statement in four languages: „The ball stops. The feelings inside me do not. […] Thanks to everyone for this great adventure“
The ball stops. The feelings inside me do not. ✨
Der Ball ruht. Die Gefühle in mir nicht. ✨
Le ballon s’arrette mais pas mes sentiments pour lui. ✨
Il pallone si ferma. Le emozioni dentro di me, no. ✨
— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) October 21, 2022
Franck Ribery moved to FC Bayern in the summer of 2007 and played in Munich for a period of 12 seasons. During this time he not only shaped an era in Munich but also celebrated numerous international and domestic success with the Bavarians. The winger has won the German Bundesliga 9 times, the DFB Pokal six times, and the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup once each. In the historic Treble season in 2013, Ribery was also voted Europe’s footballer of the year. In total, he made 425 competitive appearances for FC Bayern, where he scored 124 goals and made 182 assists.
After his time at Bayern, Ribery moved to Italy, first playing for Fiorentina for two years and most recently for Salernitana, where he is going to remain in football but as a sporting director for the Italian club.
We wish our club legend all the best in his life and his future endeavors! Thank you for everything