Position: ATTACKING MIDFIELDER
D.O.B: 7TH APRIL 1983
Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French international footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and for the France national team.
He primarily plays as a winger, preferably on the left side although being right-footed. Ribery is known for pace, energy, skill and precise passing, and is described as a player who is fast, tricky and an excellent dribbler. Since joining Bayern, he has been recognised 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 Ribéry the "jewel of French football".
Ribéry earned his first cap with the senior team in a 1–0 victory over Mexico on 27 May 2006 appearing as a substitute in the 74th minute. His solid performances in the friendly matches ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup led to his inclusion in the team for the competition. Ribéry appeared in all seven matches France contested, starting six.
On 27 June, he scored France's opening goal in the team's 3–1 Round of 16 win over Spain. He later played in the final where France lost to Italy on penalties.