Franck Ribery retires from football aged 39

Former Bayern Munich and France winger Franck Ribery has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39.

The Frenchman has had an injury-hit 12 months at Serie A side Salernitana, having only made a single top-flight appearance this season.

Ribery, who won a Champions League, nine Bundesliga titles and six German Cups at Bayern, confirmed his retirement on social media.

“The ball stops. The feelings inside me do not,” he said. “Thanks to everyone for this great adventure.”