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Bayern Stars Sign Extensions

Franck Ribery and Daniel van Buyten have signed contract extensions with Bayern Munich.

French international winger Ribery enjoyed a stunning last season for the Bavarians, and was a pivotal factor in their charge to their first ever treble.

Along with his fellow wide man Arjen Robben, Ribery tormented opposition defences in every competition Bayern entered, and his tireless work-rate endeared him to the club’s fans and elevated his status in world football.

Veteran Belgian defender van Buyten meanwhile, has been rewarded for taking responsibility when his German international club-mate, Holger Badstuber, was injured last season.

Ribery’s two-year extension means the 30-year-old will remain at the Allianz Arena until 2017, while 35-year-old van Buyten will stay for one more season.

"We are delighted to have kept two key players with us," said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a statement.

"Franck and Daniel were outstanding in the past season and we counted on them to make the difference in the crucial games."

Ribery meanwhile, has expressed his happiness at extending his stay at the German champions.

"I had promised this to the fans and now the contract is done," he said.

"For me and my family Munich is our second home and I am sure there are still one or two titles out there for us to win in the coming years.”

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