Tue, 28/05/19, 15:30
Robben and Ribéry deliver double trophies to the Erlebniswelt
It was one of their last official appointments for FC Bayern. Three days after the DFB Cup triumph, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben delivered the cup trophy and the championship shield to the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt. "Europe's best pair of wingers in the last ten years" (Karl-Heinz Rummenigge) proudly looked back on their successes in front of numerous fans.
"It's nice to see everything at once. It's special," said Robben, who has won 21 titles since joining Bayern from Real Madrid in the summer of 2009. Ribéry, who joined the German record champions from Marseille two years earlier, boasts 24. "I'm very proud of what I've achieved with Bayern," said the Frenchman, who has won nine German championship titles, more than any other player. "It means a lot to me."
Joy, pride, satisfaction and a bit of melancholy: the visitors could read many emotions in Ribéry's and Robben's faces when they delivered the DFB Cup trophy and the championship shield to the club museum. Arjen Robben had deputised as courier four years ago and was joined by his longstanding companion Ribéry this year. "It's the perfect farewell to win both titles in your last season. Nothing could be better."
One Victoria trophy, 28 championship shields and 19 DFB Cup trophies are now on display in the museum's Via Triumphalis. Visitors to the Erlebniswelt can marvel at this season's silverware for a few weeks before the championship shield will be replaced by an official replica, as every year: FC Bayern have clinched the championship title every year since the opening of the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt in 2012/13.
After Dante in 2013, Pep Guardiola in 2014, Arjen Robben in 2015, Robert Lewandowski in 2016, Philipp Lahm in 2017 und Jérôme Boateng in 2018, Robben and Ribéry continued the tradition. From now on the two will watch "their" FC Bayern as fans, and they hope the tradition will continue in the future.