Ribery extends Bayern stay

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  • Post published:November 28, 2016

Bayern Munich confirmed that France winger Franck Ribery has signed a contract extension with the Bundesliga side to keep him at the club until June 2018.

The 33-year-old, who joined Bayern from Olympique Marseille in 2007, has gone on to score 108 goals and assist a further 164 from 333 appearances in all competitions for the German champions.

Bayern AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was delighted after the club tied down one of their key players with a contract extension.

‘Six German championship titles, five cup triumphs, the Champions League, the Fifa Club World Cup, the Uefa Supercup: FC Bayern’s biggest triumphs in the last few years are closely linked with Franck Ribery,’ Rummenigge told the Bayern Munich website.

‘He’s both a key player and a crowd-pleaser, so we’re happy we’ve extended the contract with Franck by another year.’

The France international was upbeat about the chance to make more memorable moments with the club.

‘I’m very happy to play for FC Bayern for another year,’ Ribery said.

‘This great club and the city have become my home, both in terms of sport and in private. I’m looking forward to many more beautiful moments together with the FC Bayern fans, and I want to play my part in the team’s success in the next one and a half years.’

Over the course of his career, Ribery has netted a total of 124 times and assisted a further 185 goals from 446 appearances in all competitions, playing for the likes of Galatasaray SK, Olympique Marseille and Bayern.

On an international level, he has scored 16 goals from 81 appearances for the France national team since his debut in 2006 under then coach Raymond Domenech.