End of an era: Franck Ribery confirms he will leave Bayern Munich
French winger Franck Ribery has confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the current campaign.
The 36-year-old has been a mainstay in the Bayern lineup for more than a decade now, making over 400 appearances and winning 21 major titles.
He has however not decided where he will play next but hinted that retiring was not on his mind.
"I don't have a proper plan yet for next season. I don't know what I will do and where I will be going to play football," he said.
The club confirmed on Sunday that the winger will retire at the end of the season, thanking him for the many years he was of service to them.
♥ „Als ich zu Bayern gekommen bin, ist ein Traum in Erfüllung gegangen. Der Abschied wird nicht leicht werden, aber wir dürfen nie vergessen, was wir zusammen erreicht haben. Wir haben so viel zusammen gewonnen - über 20 Titel.“ @FranckRibery#MiaSanMia ein Leben lang. pic.twitter.com/MXcJcDkcsp— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) May 5, 2019
He joins Arjen Robben, who announced in December that he would not be at the club, in leaving the Allianz Arena, bringing an end to one of the most effective partnerships at the club.