Bayern Munich has confirmed that veteran French star Franck Ribery will end his twelve-year spell at the club at the end of this season. The club also announced that he and fellow stalwart Arjen Robben will be granted a farewell match next year.
In a statement released on their official website today, the Bundesliga club announced that the Frenchman would not extend his contract beyond June 2019.
Thirty-five-year-old Robben confirmed his impending departure at the end of last year, and it was widely expected that Ribery would follow suit, as Bayern prepare for a squad overhaul ahead of next season.
The two wingers have been defining stars in a dominant decade for Bayern, winning the Champions League in 2013 as well as a host of domestic titles.
Bayern described the duo as great players who helped shape the most successful decade in the history of the club. Robben made an emotional return from injury and Ribery scored in a 3-1 win over Hanover on Saturday. The win lifted Bayern four points clear of title rivals Borussia Dortmund and put them on the brink of a seventh successive Bundesliga title.