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Franck Ribery breaks down in tears as Bayern Munich legend says goodbye to Salernitana before retirement aged 39

FRANCK RIBERY broke down in tears after bidding farewell to the Salernitana crowd and his football career.

The former Bayern Munich winger announced his retirement this week.

Franck Ribery broke down in tears as he waved goodbye to the Salernitana crowd
The winger announced his retirement this week
Ribery had a glittering 22-year career and won the Champions League and Bundesliga nine times

A knee injury has forced Ribery to hang up his boots, meaning his final game came against Roma in August.

At the end of Salernitana’s win over Spezia on Saturday Ribery came out on to the pitch wearing a Salernitana shirt.

The fans began to chant his name which caused the Frenchman to cry.

He put his hands to his face to try and compose himself but looked visibly upset.

Some supporters also held up photos of the 39-year-old as he walked around the pitch saying goodbye.

Ribery announced the end of his 22-year career earlier this week, saying: “The ball stops. The feelings inside me do not.

“Thanks to everyone for this great adventure. 🙏🏼.”

The former France international played for nine clubs including Marseille, Fiorentina and Galatasaray.


He was most successful at Bayern where he won Bundesliga nine times between 2008 and 2019 and won the Champions League in 2013.

The veteran also represented France 81 times and finished with a runners-up medal at the 2006 World Cup.

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