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Franck Ribery named the Serie A’s MVP of September

Franck Ribery, Fiorentina, Serie A
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Franck Ribery’s brilliant start to his Fiorentina career has won him the Serie A’s most valuable player (MVP) award for September.

After spending the last five years struggling to shake off injuries at Bayern Munich, Ribery has cut a reinvigorated figure with Fiorentina.

The 36-year-old has played 329 minutes of football in the club’s opening six Serie A games, while contributing two goals and an assist, to help them climb up to 10th-place in the table despite a shaky start.

Italian supporters have even given Ribery a standing ovation for his performances against Serie A giants Juventus and AC Milan.

Perhaps, though, the most impressive feat to Ribery’s start to life at Fiorentina is his ability to pick up the ball from far out and dribble past defenders. He’s also proven to not be goal-shy having made numerous attempts.

Now the Serie A has declared the Frenchman winner of it’s Player of the Month award for September. He will be presented with the MVP prize before Fiorentina’s match against Udinese on Sunday afternoon.

“Ribery showed us the best of his repertoire in this season’s start,” said Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo.

“He decided to try his hand at a highly technical and tactical championship like ours and with his plays he is helping to raise the quality of the Serie A matches.

“It is a pleasure that the first MVP of the season was assigned to a champion like him.”

Fiorentina, who are unbeaten in their last four games, will hope Ribery keeps up the performances for the Udinese game.

With only Jacob Rasmussen doubtful and having claimed back-to-back wins for the first since December 2018, however, Vincenzo Montella’s men got every reason to feel confident of taking all three points.

Franck Ribery, Fiorentina, Serie A
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 29: Franck Ribery (L) of ACF Fiorentina celebrates his goal with his team-mates during the Serie A match between AC Milan and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 29, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)