16 Facts About Franck Ribery

1. Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery slapped a journalist, Patrick Guillou, three times after the blockbuster match with Borussia Dortmund.

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2. Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has publicly apologised for reportedly assaulting a television pundit at the weekend.

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3. On 17 March 2011, Franck Ribery was called up to the national team by new manager Laurent Blanc for the first time since the 2010 World Cup.

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4. On 11 May 2010, Franck Ribery was named to Domenech's 30-man preliminary squad to participate in the 2010 World Cup and his second World Cup overall.

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5. On 28 March 2009, Franck Ribery scored the lone goal away to Lithuania.

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6. In total with the under-21s, Franck Ribery made 13 appearances scoring two goals.

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7. On 2 December 2015, Franck Ribery trained with the first team for the first time since his injury in March 2015.

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8. On 30 August, Franck Ribery scored a 47th-minute goal against Chelsea in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup as his side won the UEFA Super Cup title for the first time in their club's history after winning in the penalty shoot-out.

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9. In the match, Franck Ribery scored his first goal of the season.

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10. For his performances throughout 2008, Franck Ribery finished third behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Onze d'Or.

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11. On 15 June 2005, Franck Ribery announced that he would be returning to France joining Ligue 1 club Marseille on a five-year contract, plus reuniting with former manager Jean Fernandez.

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12. In his only season at the club, Franck Ribery made 18 appearances scoring only one goal.

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13. In his second season with the club, Franck Ribery appeared in 25 league matches converting five goals.

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14. While at Lille, Franck Ribery excelled athletically, but developed academic and behavioural problems, which led to Lille releasing him.

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15. At the 2006 World Cup, Franck Ribery scored his first international goal against Spain and played in the final match against Italy.

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16. In 1999, Franck Ribery joined US Boulogne, where he played for two years.

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