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Ribery: Ronaldo's 2013 Ballon d'Or Stolen From Me

Franck Ribery: Cristiano Ronaldo's 2013 Ballon d'Or Stolen From Me

By David Kappel - Jan 09, 2018 10:34 AM @kappilinho

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has claimed that it felt like Cristiano Ronaldo's Ballon 2013 d'Or was stolen from him.

Read: Shock EPL Club In For Ronaldo?

The Frenchman finished in third spot in the 2013 voting for the FIFA Ballon d'Or with 23.36% of the votes from national team captains and coaches, and journalists, behind Lionel Messi, with 24.72%, and Ronaldo, with 27.99%.

The latter lifted the 2013 Golden Ball despite failing to win any trophies with Los Blancos that year, while Ribery was part of the Bayern Munich squad that won the club's first treble ever as well as the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

"The Ballon d'Or was difficult. It was incomprehensible," the France star told Canal Football Club, as quoted by AS.

"I won all the trophies. I could not do any more. For me, it's like a theft, an injustice. I did not have my whole country behind me. I saw with my own eyes the French people who said it was for Cristiano.

"Did the Portuguese want Ribery or Messi to win? Impossible. Ditto for Argentina."

Ronaldo has since won the award in 2014, 2016 and 2017, while Messi claimed it in 2015.

Do you agree with Ribery that he should have won the 2013 Ballon d'Or? Have your say in the comments section below.


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murefu Joined: 12 Jul 2017
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murefu Jan 11, 2018 08:49 AM
u should become second not from third to first
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murefu Joined: 12 Jul 2017
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murefu Jan 11, 2018 08:48 AM
messi stole your number two not number one ...why u become third
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Pirates_999 Jan 10, 2018 12:45 PM
This is the same when Iniesta was robbed in 2009 by France his award went to Messi, Siyabonga Sangweni was robbed by PSL his awards went to Nomvete & Andile Jali was robbed by PSL his awards went to Thulani Serero so Ribery you are not the only person robbed even Benni was robbed just before he cut his hair. Just leave CR7 alone and focus on Bayern
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Faysal Jan 09, 2018 06:08 PM
Penaldo didn't win any silverware that season he wasn't even top scorer in laliga plus its second time
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timelessmessi Jan 09, 2018 05:29 PM
@alizebucs1986 he was standout of the season in bundasliga he won champions leage on top as Ronaldo had nothing to show last season he was beaten hands by Messi it's the collective that won Madrid trophies to day no where to show bcz real as collectively is poor but him as long as they start delivering ball in his territorial area he will score he simply depend on the team he was rested in some La liga games last season migrate Asensio Vasquez benzema were excellent he was only specialized for champions leage Revert has a point here
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JOMMAK Jan 09, 2018 04:06 PM
Absolutely...Penald'or stole it even many times more
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MLESZ Jan 09, 2018 03:03 PM
Open the cace morena bare molato ga o bole,still time ma-man
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ThepzaMo Jan 09, 2018 02:55 PM
Ronaldo won 2017 Ballond'or but, He does not appear on Europe Top 15 2017 goalscorers, yes, top 15, He does not appear on top 5 dribblers, does not appear on top 10 assists...almost all individual ratings, Ronaldo does not appear on any top 5, some top 10 and as far as top 15
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tshoshandros Jan 09, 2018 02:26 PM
You should've opened a case o robery Mr Ribbery
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alizebucs1986 Jan 09, 2018 02:19 PM
So Ribbery is Bayern Munich,If it Means a Team Winning Trophies Guarantees Some Players Winning Individual Awards then The Whole Bayern Munich Team was Robbed of the Ballon d'or
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Golden Boots Jan 09, 2018 02:18 PM
Favoritism!
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Warras4phefeni Jan 09, 2018 02:09 PM
We all know how these cheating voting works even CR7 knows it hence he whispered to Oscarine Masuluke about voting for me but he(CR7) did.
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Mavulela Jan 09, 2018 01:59 PM
Even 2017 someone deserves it more than Penaldo. Messi put a good performance in football in 2017 and there are many players who are performing very well but they are not recognised by the cows who vote for balon'do.
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timelessmessi Jan 09, 2018 01:38 PM
Sometimes it's for who wins most trophies as for last season then if it is like then Ribery is right
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cowpule Jan 09, 2018 12:53 PM
Who is Ribbery?
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blackmeteor Jan 09, 2018 12:31 PM
Theft nogal....................Is this Frenchman for real?????????
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Mlee22 Jan 09, 2018 12:26 PM
The voting system is not fair enough,maybe it would be better if voting was live...2ndly voting favors a well supported player not a deserving one,like people will always vote for their favorite player because they wanna put him ahead of his rivals n also put him in great books of football history...
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alizebucs1986 Jan 09, 2018 12:26 PM
Hahahahaha laag,i thought this Madala was Clean From Drugs but i thought wrong.
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vijjox Jan 09, 2018 12:25 PM
He was number 3 not 2 so if it was stolen from him messi would have won the accolade,so yena ayakwini
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emilem442 Jan 09, 2018 11:58 AM
he cant assume he has to work for it.

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