Franck Ribery rolls back the years to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Co to be named September Player of the Month in Serie A after 36-year-old’s impressive start to life at Fiorentina
- Frank Ribery has been selected as Serie A’s Player of the Month for September
- The 36-year-old has rolled back the years to star so far for new side Fiorentina
- Ribery scored two goals and added an assist in his last three Serie A matches
Franck Ribery has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in Serie A for September following his impressive start to life at Fiorentina.
The 36-year-old has upstaged Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez so far despite Fiorentina’s mixed start to the season.
Ribery contributed two goals and an assist in his last three games against Atalanta, Sampdoria and AC Milan. His performance at the San Siro saw him receive a standing ovation, such was his influence on the game.
Franck Ribery’s was rewarded as he was chosen as September’s Player of the Month in Serie A
The award will be presented to Ribery ahead of Fiorentina’s game against Udinese on Sunday morning.
Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo added: ‘Ribery showed us the best of his repertoire in this season’s start. He decided to try his hand at a highly technical and tactical Championship like ours and with his plays he is helping to raise the quality of the Serie A matches.
‘It is a pleasure that the first MVP of the season was assigned to a champion like him.’
Vincenzo Montella’s side have struggled so far this season with question marks over his job.
But Ribery has been a shining light and is leading by example, as shown in his best performance to date against struggling AC Milan.
Fiorentina, with the help of Ribery, are unbeaten in their last four league games and are up to 10th ahead of the visit of Udinese.
The 36-year-old was given a standing ovation at the San Siro after a strong showing in Milan