Franck Ribéry extends contract to 2019
Franck Ribéry will don the FC Bayern München shirt for another season. On Monday the 35 year-old extended his contract, which was due to expire this summer, by one year until 30 June 2019. Ribéry has been at FC Bayern since 2007 and celebrated his eighth German league title this season.
"We're very pleased that Franck is staying with us," said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic after the signing of the deal. "Franck has once again proven, in the Bundesliga as well as the Champions League and DFB Cup, what excellent performances he's capable of and the great quality he possesses. As well as that, he's one of our fan favourites."
Ribéry has scored 80 goals in 247 Bundesliga appearances and won the Champions League with Bayern in 2013, the same year in which he was voted European Footballer of the Year. After signing his new contract, he commented: "I'm very happy that I'll get to play for this great club for another year. Munich has long since become home for me and my family and I'm therefore very proud that I'll be able to wear the FC Bayern shirt again next season."