Who hasn’t gotten over the 2013 Ballon d’Or award thing? Everyone in the world except Bayern Munich Star, Franck Ribery and he has decided not to bottle up his feelings. According to him, losing to Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was robbery and the extension of the voting deadline a political decision.
“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”