Best Bromance in Football: Video of Ribery ‘Slapping’ Alaba and Getting Chased Leaves Fans in Stitches

Best Bromance in Football: Video of Ribery ‘Slapping’ Alaba and Getting Chased Leaves Fans in Stitches

  • Frank Ribery and David Alaba played together as teammates for Bayern Munich
  • Alaba often credits Ribery as a big brother, and for helping him settle in at the club
  • Ribery and Alaba shared a few hilarious moments at Bayern through their friendship

Franck Ribery and David Alaba shared an exceptionally close friendship at Bayern Munich.

The duo spent ten years together as teammates, which often led to hilarious moments.

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Franck Ribery and David Alaba shared a close friendship at Bayern Munich and shared many hilarious moments. Image: Lars Baron/ Alex Grimm/ Johannes Simon.
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One instance was when Ribery playfully slapped Alaba during training, before attempting to run away from the youngster.

Bayern Munich recently shared a video of the incident, highlighting the special friendship the duo had.

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The TikTok video shows Ribery cheekily slapping Alaba before running away. The young defender gave chase and soon caught his French teammate.

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The duo were seen then sharing a moment while Ribery apologised with a kiss to the cheek of his teammate.

The video is below:

It wasn’t the first, nor last time that the duo were spotted having fun together. Alaba often describes Ribery as being a big brother.

Alaba arrived at Munich as a 16-year-old, and credits Ribery as being one of the players who helped him settle at the club, Bulinews reported.

"When I became part of the first team, he was one the first persons to come to me. He always looked after me, tried to push me, and gave me advice. He was always there for me. I'm very grateful and thankful for that to this day,” Alaba said.

Even though Alaba has moved on and Ribery has since retired, Bayern will always remember their special bond at the club.

Robben pays tribute to Ribery

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Arjen Robben has paid a touching tribute to former Bayern Munich teammate Ribery, following the decision of the Frenchman to call time on his football career.

Ribery brought down the curtains on what has been an illustrious career on October 22, during Salernitana's home game against Spezia, Sports Brief reported.

The 2006 World Cup silver medalist was in tears as he was unveiled in front of a packed stadium, receiving applause from his teammates in an emotional farewell video posted online.