Frank Ribery Retires From International Football

By on August 13, 2014

France’s attacking winger Franck Ribery has retired from international football.

“I want to focus on my family and concentrate on my work at Bayern Munich and make way in the national team for the many young and exciting players,” Ribery told German magazine Kicker.

Ribery missed the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil and ends his France career with 16 goals from 81 caps.

He has been one of the star performers in Europe in recent seasons following a £20m move from Marseille to Bayern in 2007, winning four Bundesliga titles and one Champions League with the German club.

Ribery came third in the voting for Fifa’s Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player in 2013, finishing behind Lionel Messi and winner Cristiano Ronaldo.


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