Franck Ribery ‘is retiring at 39 after suffering frequent knee problems at Salernitana…while the Bayern Munich legend is ready to take time off from his brilliant career and remain club ambassador until the end of the season’
- Franck Ribery is reported to announce his retirement at age 39
- The ex-Bayern Munich star has been out of Salernitana since August
- His contract expires this summer, but he has decided to devote time to his career
- The French winger has suffered from a plethora of knee problems at the Italian club
Franck Ribery is set to announce his retirement from football, according to reports.
The 39-year-old Bayern Munich legend has been sidelined from Salernitana since August due to knee problems and has decided to take time out for his glittering career.
Ribery won nine Bundesliga titles and a Champions League during his time in Germany, where he represented Bayern between 2007 and 2019.
Bayern Munich legend Franck Ribery reportedly announces his retirement from football
Despite initially planning to play into his forties, the French winger suffered from frequent cartilage problems and growing pains in his knees. L’Equipe.
Ribery’s final minutes in professional football came during a second-half cameo against Roma in August.
Seven days earlier, he wore the captain’s armband in Salernitana’s 2-0 defeat to Parma in the Coppa Italia.
Ribery left the German top flight three years ago to join Fiorentina before moving on to the other Serie A outfit in 2021.
The Frenchman helped lead Salernitana away from relegation last season, when the newly promoted side launched an unlikely survival bid.
He will remain an ambassador at the club until the end of the season.
More to follow.