The former winger for France and Bayern Munich, Franck Ribery, has officially announced his retirement from soccer.
Ribery’s contract with the Serie A team would have kept him there until the end of the current season, but he has made the decision to finally hang up his boots.
Franck Ribéry ❤️
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) October 21, 2022
Over the course of his 22-year career, the 39-year-old also played for Metz, Galatasaray, Marseille, and Fiorentina.
But then, a significant proportion of Ribery’s career was spent with Bayern, where he amassed over nine Bundesliga titles in 12 years.
He also won a Champions League, a UEFA Super Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup, and six DFB-Pokal titles.
While representing the German giants, Ribery participated in 273 Bundesliga games, scoring 86 goals and providing 92 assists.
He wrote on Twitter;
“The ball stops. The feelings inside me do not. Thanks to everyone for this great adventure.”
Ribery accumulated 81 caps for France before quitting international football in 2014, scoring 16 goals.
He also competed for Les Bleus, who finished in second place during the 2006 World Cup in Italy.
1⃣2⃣0⃣ Bundesliga assists
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 21, 2022
Before moving on to Salernitana in 2021, he left Germany and went to Fiorentina, where he made 51 appearances and produced to five goals and nine assists.
Ribery will continue working there in a non-playing position, claims Salernitana.