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Ribéry and Van Buyten sign new Bayern deals

Published: Thursday 6 June 2013, 13.04CET
FC Bayern München winger Franck Ribéry and defender Daniel Van Buyten have committed their futures to the UEFA Champions League winners by penning new contracts.
Ribéry and Van Buyten sign new Bayern deals
Franck Ribéry savours Bayern's UEFA Champions League triumph at Wembley ©Sportsfile
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 6 June 2013, 13.04CET

Ribéry and Van Buyten sign new Bayern deals

FC Bayern München winger Franck Ribéry and defender Daniel Van Buyten have committed their futures to the UEFA Champions League winners by penning new contracts.

France winger Franck Ribéry and Belgium defender Daniel Van Buyten have signed new deals with FC Bayern München, tying them to the club until the summers of 2017 and 2014 respectively.

"We are delighted to have kept two cornerstones of the team," said club chairman Karl-Heinz-Rummenigge. "Franck and Daniel have performed superbly throughout the season and we could always count on them to rise to the occasion in crucial games."

Ribéry, 30, who arrived from Olympique de Marseille in 2007 in a transfer worth around €25m, said: "I am very happy to prolong my stay with Bayern. They have become a second home to my family and me." The Frenchman has scored 52 goals in 156 German top-flight games.

"We all know what we've got here," added 35-year-old centre-back Van Buyten, who has made 146 Bundesliga appearances since joining from Hamburger SV in 2006. "For any player, there is no better, more stable and, above all, more successful club. I am pleased to be able to help the team defend our title next season."

The Bavarians, who became the first German side to win three major trophies in a campaign, will seek to make history again next term when they defend their UEFA Champions League title under new boss Josep Guardiola. 

Last updated: 06/06/13 13.17CET

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