Creating a good contact between electrodes and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) has been a long-standing challenge in searching for the next GNR-based nanoelectronics. This quest requires the controlled fabrication of sub-20 nm metallic gaps, a clean GNR transfer minimizing damage and organic contamination during the device fabrication, as well as work function matching to minimize the contact resistance. Here, we transfer 9-atom-wide armchair-edged GNRs (9-AGNRs) grown on Au(111)/mica substrates to pre-patterned platinum electrodes, yielding polymer-free 9-AGNR field-effect transistor devices. Our devices have a resistance in the range of 106-108 Ω in the low-bias regime, which is 2-4 orders of magnitude lower than previous reports. Density functional theory calculations combined with the non-equilibrium Green's function method explain the observed p-type electrical characteristics and further demonstrate that platinum gives strong coupling and higher transmission in comparison to other materials, such as graphene.