Ribery pens contract extension with Bayern Munich

Munich, Nov 28 (IANS) French midfielder Franck Ribery has put pen to paper for a one-year extension with German giants Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga football club has confirmed.

With the one-year extension, he extends his stay at Bayern until June 2018. His contract was about to expire next season, reports Xinhua.

“Six Bundesliga titles, five German Cups, the Champions League trophy, the Club World Cup as well as the Super Cup are successes of Bayern in recent years that are closely linked to the name Franck Ribery,” Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Sunday.

Ribery joined in the summer 2007 from French top-flight club Olympic de Marseille to make 333 competitive appearances for the German champions. Since his arrival, he has provided 108 goals and 164 assists. In 2013, the midfielder was named as the European Player of the Year.

“I am very happy to be able to play another year for Bayern,” Ribery told the club’s official homepage.

“This great club and the city have become my home, not only sporting but also private. I am looking forward to many wonderful moments together with the supporters and I would liked to contribute more to the club’s success.”

The offensive midfielder was part of the French national team from 2006 until 2014, where he marked 16 goals in 81 caps.

Bayern Munich currently sit three points behind Bundesliga front-runners Leipzig in the standings.

–IANS

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