Ribery is considered one of the main favorites to win the 2013 Ballon d’Or, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Thanks the trophies won with his club team, Bayern Munich ( Bundesliga title, DFB Pokal and UEFA Champions League), the French footballer could put on his track the trophy won in the last five editions only by the two stars of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
However, Franck Ribery doesn’t fell supported by France football bosses in his attempt to conquer the most coveted trophy in football on a personal level. Moreover, and the French football fans seem to prefer and admire Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
„ Am I one of the outsiders for the Ballon d’Or? I could probably do with a bit more support,” Ribery told Le 10 Sport a few days ago. “I get the impression that the people in France seem to prefer Messi and Ronaldo and I really wonder why. I have been very strong in 2013, I was consistent all year and I won a lot of trophies. It would be a great honour for me, for my family and for my kids.” he added.
Maximum Support will come from his club team Bayern Munich, where his teammates claimed that not even imagine that Ribery to lose this year the fight with Ronaldo and Messi for the Ballon d’Or.