Former Bayern Munich and France winger Franck Ribery have blazoned his withdrawal from football.
The 39- time-old has terminated his contract with Serie A side Salernitana after floundering with a knee issue. He scored 124 pretensions and contributed 182 assists in 425 games for Bayern from 2007- 2019, winning the titleholders League in 2013 and nine Bundesliga titles.
“ The ball stops, the passions do not. Thanks to everyone for this great adventure, ” said Ribery on Twitter. Ribery joined Fiorentina before moving to Salernitana last summer, helping the club avoid deportation by one point but he has not featured since the opening-day loss to Roma. His withdrawal had been rumored for several weeks.
The Frenchman joined Bayern for£ 17m from Marseille in June 2007, a time after being part of the France side that finished runner-up to Italy at the 2006 World Cup. A three-time French player of the time, he recorded 16 pretensions and 25 assists in 81 caps for his country before publicizing his withdrawal from transnational duty in 2014 after missing the World Cup with a back injury