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Ex-France winger Ribéry retires amid ongoing knee issues


SALERNO, Italy (AP) — Former France winger Franck Ribéry has ended his playing career in Italy because of insurmountable knee problems. The 39-year-old Ribéry played for France in the 2006 World Cup final and won the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2013. He announced the decision in a video posted on social media where the Salernitana player also thanked his family and fans. Ribéry’s most successful period was at Bayern Munich where he won nine Bundesliga titles, six German Cups and the Champions League. Serie A club Salernitana says Ribéry will continue in another role at the club.

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