YOU KNOW ?
was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer and raised in a low-income
neighborhood on the fringes of the city.
he was two years old, he and his family were involved
in a car accident in his hometown, colliding with
a truck. Ribéry suffered serious facial injuries
that resulted in over one hundred stitches and left
two long scars down the right side of his face.
brother François is also a football player,
and has played for numerous amateur clubs in France.
is a convert to Islam and, following his conversion,
he has adopted the name Bilal Yusuf Mohammed.