Franck Ribery burst into the French World Cup scene after scoring France's opening goal in the team's 3-1 Round of 16 win over Spain in 2006.
He received a through ball from Patrick Vieira, which allowed the winger to dribble past an oncoming Iker Casillas and shoot into the empty net.
Following the retirement of Zinedine Zidane, it was expected that Ribéry would succeed him and become the national team's talisman.
It had a season for Ribery to forget, after getting ruled out of the Champions league final because of suspension.
But an anticipated redemption didn't materialise for the Bayern Munich star, who was entangled in a sex scandal before the World Cup.