Franck Ribery: The best Footballer in Europe

Franck Ribery is a French football player and one of the best players in the world today. He won the best player in Europe award in 2013 beating the likes of Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo but how did he do that? And why he is one of the most feared player in the world right at the moment.

Ribery is a French International Footballer who currently plays for Bayern Munich at Club level and for France at international level.He is one of the best midfielder due to his pace,energy ,skill ,precise passing and needless to say a fantastic dribbler.

The journey of Ribery to become one of the top player in the world .Ribery was born on 7 April 1983 in Boulogne-sur-Mer and raised in a low income of Neighborhood on the fringes of the city.His early life wa very difficult as he suffered a horrific car accident along with the family as a result of this tragedy he suffered from serious facial injuries and as a result of this he has a scar on his face.

Ribery converted to Islam and he adapted the Islamic name as Bilal Yusuf Mohammed and married to his Wife Wahiba who is French national of Algerian descent.

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Franck Ribery

When Ribery was six years old he started to play for amateur club Bouloge -sur-Mer after that he joined Lille.Lille had some issues with his behavior and also hi academic record was not good which led them to release him from the club.Then ribery played for the clubs like boulogne,Ales,Brest and Metz but the problem was that he was settling not so well played for only season for the above mentioned team except Boulogne he played teo seasons for them. Despite this early difficult period Ribery Performances were quite impressive .Then in 2004 -05 Turkish giants Galatasary signed him from Metz by their Gheorghe Hagi at that time.

Due to his speed and quick acceleration with ball Galatasary fans nickname him as Ferraribery and was instrumental in 5-1 if thrashing of fierce rivals Fenerbahçe. He appeared in 14 league matches that season.He left Galatasary ecause they were not paying him for four months which was very demoralising for him as he was unsure that he would ever fulfill his potential.

Therefore he spend just one season at Galatasary and he moved back to France to play for Marseille in 2005 and score 19 goals in 91 appearences .After spending two seasons with Marseille,Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich signed for then a club record fee of €25 million where he transformed into one of the best players of the world.In 2008 he was linked with Real Madrid in a £50 million move but Bayern Munich refused to sell him. He is one of the most quick,incisive and commited winger.French legend Zinedine Zidane once said about him

“He is the jewel in French Football”.

Despite all the qualities he have Ribery also have some issues with his temperament arguing with referees ,falling out with players and managers and injuries cause him real trouble specially in 2010 in which France knock out of the world cup at group stage .Ribery himself confessed that he had a horrible year not only as a footballer but also in his private life and he wants to apologize to all those people who are very dear to him.

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer rates him up there with Messi and Ronaldo. Ribery was instrumental in Bayern Munich’s historic treble winning side last season as they won the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB pokal cup an who can forget his performance against Barcelona last season won they beat them 7-0 at aggregate specially 4-0 victory at Camp Nou was one of his best in which he scored a goal as well. Due to these performances he pipped Ronaldo and Messi to win the best player in Europe Award and he might scoop Fifa player of the year award as well.

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