Ex-Bayern star Franck Ribéry said goodbye to football fans in Salerno, Italy, in tears after announcing the end of his career.
"Thank you for moving me so much, it will always remain in my heart," the Frenchman later tweeted. Salerintana thanked her with a "Merci Franck". Ribéry was not used in Salerno's 1-0 win. In August, the 2006 World Cup finalists were injured during a 1-0 home defeat by AS Roma and have not played for the southern Italians since. Ribéry said his knee pain hadn't gotten any better during the week.
On the advice of his doctors, he therefore decided to end his playing career. However, Ribéry indicated that he did not want to disappear from the football business. He may take on a role at Salerno. In Germany, Ribéry had become enormously popular as a Bayern Munich winger. There he played from 2007 to 2019 for the longest part of his professional career and won the German championship, the cup and the Champions League several times with the Munich team.