Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been named the french Player of the Year by France Football magazine.
The 30-year-old French footballer beat midfield duo Paul Pogba of Juventus and Paris St Germain’s Blaise Matuidi in a poll of past and present French players.
Franck Ribery is One of the Three Candidates for the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or.
Ribery, who won the Champions League, the Bundesliga and the German Cup with Bayern this year, was named on a three-man shortlist for the FIFA-Ballon d’Or award on Monday along with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
AS Roma’s Rudi Garcia, who joined the Serie A club from Lille during the close season and is unbeaten in 15 league matches, was named the best French coach for 2013 in a poll of current and former managers.
Ribery has now won the award three times, two short of former Arsenal FC striker, Thierry Henry.