Franck Ribery And Arjen Robben Will Go Down As One Of The Best Double Acts Ever

Saturday 29 August 2009 will go down as an iconic day in football history, not just Bayern Munich. It's the day that the deadly double-act of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery was born.

Manager Louis van Gaal sent on his fellow countryman and new signing Robben with Bayern 1-0 up against Wolfsburg and then the introduction of Ribery, already at the club, soon took place.

Within five minutes and 'Robbery' were doing the absolute business for Bayern - Robben getting a goal on his Bundesliga debut after being set up by his partner in crime in the 3-0 win.

That really set the tone for the pair. In just under 10 years as a duo, they've caused absolute havoc on the flanks for the Bavarian outfit - scoring 266 goals and laying on a ridiculous 284 assists between them.

They've also claimed seven (likely soon to be eight) Bundesliga titles, four DFB Pokals and one UEFA Champions League in their time as colleagues.

But now it's officially the end of the era for the partnership as both players have left Bayern with Robben retiring from professional football.

Name a more iconic duo. We'll wait...

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

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