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Ribery: I've Got A Big Chance

Franck Ribery could go on to make history if he wins the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award on Monday and become the first ever Bayern Munich player to lift the award.

The Frenchman was instrumental in Bayern’s treble winning season and picked up UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award making him one of three shortlisted players to be named the world’s best footballer of 2013 together with favourites Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ribery was however confident ahead of the awards ceremony in Switzerland and believes that he has a ‘big chance’ of becoming the first ever Bayern player to be named FIFA Ballon d'Or winner.

"I think I've got a big chance," said Ribery on fcb.de.

"The team and I have done really well in 2013, but let's see what happens. All I can do is wait," the tricky winger added.

Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was also confident that the Frenchman would pick up the award but was quick to state that there was not much separating the three candidates.

"Franck has won an extraordinary number of titles and we're delighted that he plays for FC Bayern, and we all wish him the best of luck in becoming the first Bayern player to be crowned the world's best," Rummenigge said.

"But they are all on a par and, in the end, it will come down to the views of different continents," the club CEO concluded.

By: Soccer-Laduma

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