Munich - Franck Ribery and Daniel van Buyten have both penned new contracts with FC Bayern Munich with the French winger extending until 2017 and the Belgian defender adding a year to his expiring deal.

Ribery, who joined Bayern from Marseille in 2007, will complete a decade of service for the record German champions upon reaching the expiration date of the deal he signed on Wednesday.

Delivering on promise


“I’m very happy to be staying here in Munich,” said Ribery with a smile. “I promised it to the fans and now I’ve signed the contract. For my family and me, FC Bayern and Munich have become a second home. I’m sure that this team will win and defend a few more titles in the coming years.”

Ribery and van Buyten both made major contributions to Bayern’s record-breaking treble-winning campaign, which justifiably earned them their new deals. “Franck and Daniel were amazing this past season,” said CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “They could always be relied on and often made the difference, particularly in the decisive games.”

Best club around


Van Buyten, who arrived in Bavaria in 2006 from Hamburger SV, is equally delighted that Munich will remain his home for the next 12 months. “We all know what we’ve got here with FC Bayern,” he said. “No club is currently better or more solid and, above all successful. I’m delighted to be able to play my part in defending as many titles as possible next season."