Soccer’s scarface

When Frank Ribery was two, his dad got into a car accident. Hundreds of stitches patched his face back up. He was lucky to be alive.

At no time did he let discouragements hold him down. He is a topflight footballer, now playing at Bayern Munich. He’s a delight to watch play. His trademark stutter-step and cutting in with the ball at his feet has made him a leader of the French national team. “This is my face; it is the one people know me by. I am happy with my face. Why shouldn’’t I be happy?” he was quoted by the Sun.

He is an example of overcoming difficulties, of moving on after tragedy.

12 responses to “Soccer’s scarface

  1. Thank you for checking out our blog! As the holidays come up, remember to make purchases that benefit the makers!

    • Hey! This is fantastic! For quite a while there, I thought I was the only American on blogosphere who even liked soccer. I had written posts, but nobody seemed to notice. I thought I was missing my audience. But now I see you know soccer. Praise God! A fellow fan!

  2. That’s weird : I have just posted something about Zahia …

  3. he is indeed a delight to watch… he can play!

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