Franck Ribery has picked the greatest moment his 12-year Bayern Munich career as he prepares for his final games at the club.
After a glorious time in Germany, Ribery will leave Bayern in the summer once his contract has expired.
The 36-year-old arrived in the summer of 2007 from Ligue 1 side Marseille for a then-club record transfer of €25m.
Over a decade later, Ribery could win his ninth Bundesliga crown at RB Leipzig this Saturday and a sixth DFB-Pokal cup against the same opponents later this month.
Furthermore, he’s won the Champions League, UEFA Supercup, Club World Cup and four DFL Supercups.
For Ribery, though, the 2012/13 campaign is the one that stands out for him after Bayern won an unprecedented quadruple through the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL Supercup and the Champions League.
It also marked the beginning of a new historic era for the Bavarians, who have since won the Bundesliga title every season since then.
While Ribery himself enjoyed, perhaps, the finest campaign for his time in Munich. The French winger chipped a number of valuable goals and assists.
Incidentally, it was also his backheel that enabled Arjen Robben to score the winner in their 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.
The Frenchman would later finish in third-place in the 2013 Ballon d’Or award behind Lionel Messi and winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I think an important season was 2013. I can’t forget what the team achieved, we created history both for ourselves and the club that season. I think that time did great things for me,” Ribery told the Bundesliga website.
“You know that after playing for Bayern for such a long time, it’s great for us as players but it’s also nice for the family.”
Since announcing his plans to leave Germany in the summer, Ribery has been linked with a move to A-League side Western Sydney and Qatari club Al Sadd SC.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his own future, however, the former France international plans on returning to Bayern in some capacity someday.
“Honestly, I’ve got no idea what’ll happen afterwards,” said Ribery.
“Of course, I’d like to continue playing football and enjoy myself because I love football. But why not? Maybe after a year or two, I’ll come back to Munich and there may be something for me with Bayern. We’ll see.”
Ribery has managed six goals and four assists in 35 appearances for Bayern this season.