Franck Ribery breaks down in tears as he bids emotional goodbye to Bayern Munich during trophy celebration

FRANCK RIBERY broke down in tears as he bid an emotional goodbye to Bayern Munich during Sunday's trophy celebration.

The German giants won the DFB Pokal on Saturday – just days after clinching their seventh Bundesliga crown in succession – with a 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig.

Ribery, 36, and fellow departing winger Robben, 35, both came off the bench as they bid farewell to Bayern on an emotional day.

The 81-cap former France international has been at the club for 12 years having joined in 2007 – going on to play 425 times for the club, winning nine league titles.

Robben spent a decade at the club, playing 309 times and winning eight Bundesliga crowns – with both veteran stars out of contract this summer.

And Ribery was left in floods of tears on the balcony of Munich city hall as the enormity of the situation truly hit home.


Earlier this month, the Frenchman revealed just what it meant to him to be a Bayern player.

Ribery told DW: "The Bayern jersey means so much to me. I've had a great time wearing it over the last 12 years. I've experienced so many emotions."

After winning the title on a dramatic final day, Robert Lewandowski paid tribute to the two departing stars.

Lewandowski – who scored twice in the Leipzig win – claimed: "These titles are for Franck and Arjen, they have done so much for the club and we have to thank them.

"It was a difficult season at times, but I think we can now say that in the end, it was a very good season."

Meanwhile, Robben himself claimed it will take time for the final-day triumph to sink in as he prepares for the next chapter in his life.

The ex-Chelsea winger said: "It will take a few days to sink in that it is now actually over, but it was good to go out with the double."

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