Frank Ribery

Franck Henry Pierre Ribery (born 7 April 1983) is a French professional footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich. He is a former France national team player. 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. Ribery is described as a player who is fast, tricky and an excellent dribbler, who has great control with the ball at his feet Since joining Bayern, he has been recognized on the world stage as one of the best French players of his generation. The previous talisman of the French national team, Zinedine Zidane, has called Ribery the "jewel of French football".

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Ribery's career began in 1989 as a youth player for local hometown club Conti Boulogne. He left the club after seven years to join professional outfit Lille, but departed the club after three years after having difficulties adjusting. In 1999, Ribery joined US Boulogne, where he played for two years. After spending two more years in the amateur divisions with two different clubs (Alès and Brest), in 2004, Ribery earned a move to Ligue 1 club FC Metz. After six months with the club, Ribery moved to Turkey in January 2005 to join Galatasaray, where he won the Turkish Cup. After six months at Galatasaray, he departed the club in controversial fashion in order to return to France to join Marseille. Ribery spent two seasons at the club, helping the Marseillais reach the final of the Coupe de France in back-to-back seasons. In 2007, Riberyjoined German club Bayern Munich for a then club-record fee of €25 million. With Bayern, he has won six Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokal, one UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup, which include four doubles and one treble. His form for Bayern in the club's 2012–13 treble-winning seasons saw him nominated alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the three-man shortlist for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or.


Ribery's younger brothers Frank and Steven are also football players. Frank played for many amateur clubs in France, among others for Bayonne in the Championnat National, Steven plays for Bayern reserves team.

Ribery got married to his wife, Wahiba, a French national of Algerian descent and the couple have two daughters named Hiziya and Shahinez and two sons named Salif and Mohammed. Ribery is a convert to Islam and, following his conversion, adopted the name Bilal Yusuf Mohammed.


Between 2006 and 2014, Ribery represented the France national football team 81 times. Ribery 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, Ribery scored his first international goal against Spain and played in the final match against Italy.

Individually, Ribery 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 honors. He has also been named to the UEFA Team of the Year and declared the Young Player of the Year in France. In 2013, Ribery 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.

Franck Ribery has a net worth of $60 million. Franck Ribery earned his net worth through his successful football career. He has been playing football in the senior league since 2000. Franck Ribery's base salary pays him $17 million per year. He also earns $1 million per year from endorsements with companies like Nike. When you combine his salary and endorsement earnings, Franck Ribery is one of the 20 highest-paid soccer players in the world.


On 18 April 2010, it was first reported by French television service M6 that four members of the French national team were being investigated for their roles as clients of a prostitution ring that was being operated inside of a Paris nightclub, with some of the women possibly being underage. The report also stated that two of the players were already questioned as witnesses by judge André Dando and a group of magistrates. The report described the two players as being one who "is a major player in a big foreign club" and that the other "plays in the championship of France Ligue 1", later that day, the players were discovered to be Ribery and Sidney Govou. During his interview with Dando, Ribery reportedly admitted to having had a relationship with a prostitute, but did not know that she was a minor at the time the relationship began.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 7 Apr, 1983
Age: 37 yrs
Occupations: Association football player
Citizenship: France
Birth Place: Boulogne-sur-Mer
Gender: Male
Description: French association football player
Net Worth 2020: 70 million
Net Worth 2021: 70 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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