A UEFA Champions League winner, multiple times Bundesliga and German domestic cup winners with Bayern, Ribery was deprived of his moment in the spotlight in the 2012-13 Ballon d’Or Voting race, as he finished third behind Ronaldo and Messi. The Frenchman had won the continental and domestic competition that year and he was right to be feeling aggravated at the Voters’ decision. Nevertheless, he has had a glittering club career with Bayern Munich and we take a look at the Top 5 he scored for the shirt.
- Bayern Munich vs FC Augsburg, 2013-14 Bundesliga
A free-kick from the edge of the box at the stroke of halftime saw Franck Ribery score one his best goals to date and the ball curled and swooped and had the goalkeeper watching like a mere audience. The Frenchman put the Bavarians 2-0 up in a match that was proving quite tricky to navigate.
- Bayern Munich v Hertha Berlin, 2013-14 Bundesliga
You won’t see better chip goals than this in the Bundesliga. This one came on the counter as new Bayern signee and Dortmund wunderkind Mario Goetze passed one to Ribery who had to go over the goalkeeper to make it count. Bayern had a comfortable 3-1 win on the day as they took a step towards the Bundesliga title that season.
- Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt, 2015-16 Bundesliga
This time a volley. After Mario Goetze had made a deep run into the box and forced a save off the Frankfurt goalie Kevin Trapp, Ribery latched onto the rebound and scored with a stunning volley with his right foot. It was the only goal of the day as Frankfurt kept things tight at the back in order to deny Bayern sniffs at the trophy pretty early in the season.
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- Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayern Munich, 2012-13 Bundesliga
Left foot or right, this man can do it all. After a whizzing run by new man Robben on the right, Lahm received the ball in space and manufactured across to Ribery waiting at the edge of the box on the other side. The cross was not taken up and settle on, as Ribery adjusted his body and went thumping at it with his left foot instead of his right to set the ball sailing into the Monchengladbach net.
- Bayern Munich v VfB Stuttgart, 2007-08 Bundesliga
The best of all strikes, this one against Stuttgart from distance stands out because of the sheer precision of the shot. Still finding his feet in German football, Franck Ribery made sure he wasn’t written off as he made Bayern’s score 3-1 on the day with a stunning strike with his right foot.