Franck Ribéry extends stay with FC Bayern

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Franck Ribéry (33) has agreed a contract extension with FC Bayern through 30 June 2018.

"Six German championship titles, five cup triumphs, the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, the UEFA Supercup: FC Bayern's biggest triumphs in the last few years are closely linked with Franck Ribéry. He's both a key player and a crowd-pleaser, so we're happy we've extended the contract with Franck by another year," declared FC Bayern München AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

"I'm very happy to play for FC Bayern for another year," said Franck Ribéry. "This great club and the city have become my home, both in terms of sport and in private. I'm looking forward to many more beautiful moments together with the FC Bayern fans, and I want to play my part in the team's success in the next one and a half years.

Franck Ribéry has been playing for Bayern since the 2007/08 season, making 333 appearances in competitive fixtures for the German record champions so far. The winger has scored 108 and set up another 164 goals, including Arjen Robben's match-winner in the 2013 Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. Ribéry was named European Footballer of the Year in the same year.

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