Monday, 8 January 2018

'Ronaldo Stole My Ballon D'Or,' Says Ribery

Franck Ribery has claimed that the 2013 Ballon d'Or was "stolen" from him.
The Bayern Munich star said that it is "incomprehensible" that Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the prize that season after he had enjoyed such a formidable season with the Bundesliga club.

The France winger led Bayern to domestic glory and played a leading role as they snatched the UEFA Champions League with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

Such exploits are generally seen to go hand in hand with winning the game’s greatest individual prize, but Ribery’s contribution was overlooked for that of Ronaldo. Indeed, he did not even finish second, with Lionel Messi pipping him for that spot.
"It was as if it was stolen from me," Ribery told Canal Football Club.

"It's incomprehensible. I won every trophy, I couldn't have done more. It was an injustice." "I didn't have my country behind me," he claimed.

"I saw it with my own eyes that the French said Cristiano should win. Did the Portuguese want it to be Ribéry or Messi? Of course not."

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