Frank Ribery, who was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe and who is among the top contenders along with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, says: "Religion is my personal thing. I am a believer and since I converted to Islam, I became stronger, I became mentally and physically stronger."
Ribery spent 6 months with the Turkish team Galatasaray. He says, "Playing in Galatasaray when I was 21 was a good choice for me. I stayed there 6 months, and I have good and unforgettable memories of Istanbul. Great city and phenomenal fans. I felt like a king in Turkey. Everyone loved me."