Today, we catch up with two kings - one in Bavaria and one in Chile - and one SV Werder Bremen star who has been picking up a few too many points for his liking.
He may have missed out on the Ballon d'Or, but Franck Ribery is still regarded as a king in Munich. A lifesize model, made out of metal and inspired by a painting on show in the city seven years ago, has been unveiled in a Munich art Gallery depicting the Frenchman as the new King of Bavaria. "It's sensational, I'm really proud," Ribery toold sport1.de. Had the model inspired him to try his hand at painting? "No, I can only play football." Stick to what you're good at, Franck.
Arturo Vidal will come up against plenty of familiar faces when Chile face Germany on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old spent four years with Bayer 04 Leverkusen between 2007 and 2011, before switching to Serie A side Juventus in 2011. It was in the Bundesliga, however, that the coveted midfielder learnt his trade, alongside FC Bayern München's Toni Kroos. "He was already a good young player then and he's got a lot of quality now," Vidal said of the former Werkself loanee.
With Werder Bremen only six points off the Bundesliga relegation zone, Robin Dutt's players will have to work hard to get more points on the board and secure their top-flight status for next season. Bremen midfielder , however, has collected a few too many points - on his driver's licence, that is. Elia already has 18 points on his license, just 7 fewer than die Grün-Weißen's current 2013/14 tally. Sporting director Thomas Eichin jokingly told Bild: "He doesn’t need his licence during matches and training anyway."