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Name Franck Ribery
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer
Desc Franck Ribery was born on 7 April 1983. He converted to Islam in the year 2002 by the influence of his wife Wahiba who is of Algerian descent. He added the name Bilal after the conversion


Org France National Team
Club as Player Fiorentina
  Bayern Munich

2016 08 09 Retrieve

[Christianity to Islam] Religion is my personal thing. I am a believer and since I converted to Islam, I think, I became stronger, I became mentally and physically stronger. Religion did not change my personality or my perception of the world. I pray five times a day, I do it because it enables me to be released and I feel better afterwards

2016 09 09 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery says UEFA Champions League is the title he desires most to win with Bayern Munich] We want to win everything. If I had to decide between Bundesliga and Champions League, I would choose the Champions League because it’s a bit more special, even if the Bundesliga is a great thing. I hope we will win all the titles this season

2016 10 15 Retrieve

[Franck Ribery speaks about fellow countryman Antoine Griezmann and his potential] Griezmann did a great job last season. But you have to consistently show performances like that if you want to be world class. People are so quick to say someone is a fantastic player and deserves to win the Ballon d’Or after just one good year. I disagree with that. For me, you have to prove yourself over ten, 12 or 15 years if you want to be among the best. Do that and then I will congratulate you. I might have been out for nine months or so due to injury, but I have almost always been playing at the highest level over the past ten years or so

2017 03 18 Retrieve

[Franck Ribery explains why he believes Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski is the currently best player in world football] Lewandowski is incredible. I have played with great forwards here. Luca Toni was magnificent, later Gomez and Klose. But Robert is probably the most complete of all

2019 08 24 Retrieve

[Fiorentina’s new signing Franck Ribery speaks at his official press conference] Football is my life. It’s the reason I wanted to remain in Europe and I was fortunate to find Fiorentina. I hope to continue playing until the age of 40, just like Francesco Totti