Franck Ribery bitches about not winning the Ballon d’Or: “I won everything, Ronaldo won nothing”

 Franck Ribery bitches about not winning the Ballon dOr: I won everything, Ronaldo won nothing

On the same day as Franck Ribery’s trial for having sex with an underage prostitute kicks off in France, the Bayern Munich forward has issued quotes bemoaning the fact he didn’t win the 2013 Ballon d’Or.

To recap, Ribery came third in the voting behind Lionel Messi and winner Cristiano Ronaldo despite the fact that the Bayern Munich star won the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League last season.

Ribery is now quoted as ranting the following:

I won everything I could win with Bayern and individually. Ronaldo on the other hand did not win anything. I am not sad that I missed out, but it does hurt a bit. I deserved to win the Ballon d’Or.

It was clear that Ronaldo would win it. The voting deadline was extended by two weeks. This had never happened before. It wasn’t about football. It was a political decision.

There are only three Bayern players in [the FIFPro team of the year]. That’s madness. [Thomas] Muller deserves to be there, and so do [David] Alaba, [Bastian] Schweinsteiger and [Arjen] Robben. We won five titles and made history.

And then there’s the absence of Borussia Dortmund players… Where are [Mario] Gotze and [Robert] Lewandowski? This is impossible.


B101 Writer