Steven Ribery, the younger brother of Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery (above), has joined the German power's U-19 side.
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MUNICH (AP) - Bayern Munich is getting another Ribery.

The younger brother of France winger Franck Ribery is joining Bayern's under-19 side and will be eligible to play in the junior Bundesliga as of January.

The 18-year-old Steven Ribery is already training with Bayern's juniors, development chief Wolfgang Dremmler told the German federation's website Wednesday. He can already play friendlies.

The older Ribery, now 30, has been in Bayern since 2007 and is a candidate to FIFA's Ballon d'Or award this year.

Steven Ribery came through the youth program of Lens.

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