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Top Facts
on Franck Ribéry, Arjen Robben & Rafinha



  • Franck Ribéry made the move to FC Bayern München from Marseille in 2007, taking over Mehmet Scholl’s number 7 jersey.

  • Ribéry made his first appearance for FC Bayern on July 21st 2007, bagging a brace in the 4-1 win over Werder Bremen in the German League Cup.

  • Ribéry featured in 7 DFB-Pokal finals (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018), scoring 2 goals (2010, 2012).

  • Ribéry is the only player to win the Bundesliga title 9 times. Overall, he won 23 titles with Bayern, tying the club record held by Oliver Kahn.

  • Ribéry leaves FC Bayern after 12 seasons. The Frenchman has made 424 appearances for FCB in all competitions (more than any other non-German player), being directly involved in 256 goals (124 goals, 132 assists).

  • Ribéry could feature in an all-time record 8th DFB-Pokal final, more than any other player before him.


  • On August 29th 2009, Arjen Robben made his Bayern debut when he came on at half-time and bagged a brace in the 3-0 win over Wolfsburg – both goals assisted by Franck Ribéry. Overall he made 308 appearances for the Munich side in all competitions.

  • Robben has bagged 144 goals in all competitions for FC Bayern, the only foreign player to score more for FCB is Robert Lewandowski (189 goals).

  • Robben is the only player in DFB-Pokal history to score in three different finals (2010, 2012, 2014).

  • Ribéry and Robben shared the pitch in 184 competitive games for FC Bayern, playing together for 11,382 minutes (more than 189 hours).

  • Ribéry and Robben made their last Bundesliga appearance on matchday 34. Both came on as substitutes and scored to make it 4-1 (Ribéry) and 5-1 (Robben) against Eintracht Frankfurt.


  • Rafinha joined Bayern from Genoa in 2011, making his FCB debut in a DFB-Pokal match in Braunschweig on August 1st 2011. He has won 17 trophies in eight years with the Munich side.

  • Rafinha has featured in just one DFB-Pokal final to date, playing the full 120 minutes in Bayern’s 2-0 victory over Dortmund in 2014.

  • Rafinha has played 266 matches for FC Bayern in all competitions, tying Giovane Elber for the club record for Brazilian players.

  • Rafinha won 215 games in his Bundesliga career. Claudio Pizarro (244) is the only foreign player to celebrate more Bundesliga victories.



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