Updated: Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:32 | By Agence France-Presse

Ribery retires from French international duty

French winger Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from international football, he said in an interview with the German magazine Kicker.


Ribery retires from French international duty

A picture taken on June 1, 2014 shows France's forward Franck Ribery (R) gesturing on the bench prior to the friendly football match between France and Paraguay at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice - by Franck Fife

Bayern Munich's Ribery, 31, the winner of the 2013 UEFA European Player of the Year award, has won 80 caps for France since his international debut in 2006.

He joined Bayern from Marseille in 2007 for a then club record fee of €25 million ($33 million), and has won four Bundesliga titles and one Champions League crown with the Bavarian club.

Ribery has also adopted the name Bilal Yusuf Mohammed since his conversion to Islam in 2006.

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