- Credit: Archant
The wing-wizard, nicknamed Scarface as a result of the injuries he received during a car crash as a child, helped France create World Cup history to qualify for Brazil.
Les Blues became the first country to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit to win their play-off fixture and book their place at the biggest show on earth.
Ribery on his day is a mesmerising winger who can beat a man on the inside and the outside.
However, in the fashion of a true flair player, he is known to have thrown a fair few strops in his time and gets frustrated when things are not going his way.
• Country: France
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• Age: 31
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• Current club: Bayern Munich