Date of Birth: April 7, 1983
The Bayern Munich star suffered a serious head wound in a car accident when he was a baby. However, he believes the mockery he suffered as a child helped him become who he is now. After a 100-odd stitches, Ribery was left with a scar down the right side of his face, and another across his brows. He has come a long way from that, to being the best player for his country and club. He is known for his pace, energy, skill and precise passing. His combination with Arjen Robben helped Bayern win the treble last season. He will hope to combine with Karim Benzema to give the Les Bleus their second World Cup title after 1998.