Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich
Franck Ribery Voted Player of the Year 2013
Ribery was instrumental in Bayern's treble season in the 2012-13 campaign.
Franck Ribéry is a French international footballer who plays for German club Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and for the France national team.
The France international had an extremely impressive year in both domestic and European competition.
"Last season was perfect, so my chances are certainly good. I was consistent. I've done everything I can. I'm tense, but also relaxed. There are not many people out there that would deny me the prize," said Ribery ahead of the award ceremony.
"I would be very happy and very proud. I've already been French Footballer of the Year twice before, but have yet to receive international recognition. In that respect, it'd be great."
The winger said that both Messi and Ronaldo were fantastic players, who "scored an unbelievable number of goals" for "a number of years".
"I'm more of a provider, even though I chip in with the odd goal like last Saturday against Nuremberg.
The award was decided in a live vote by journalists during the Champions League group stage draw.
Ronaldo did not attend the event to play in Madrid's Trofeo Teresa Herrera friendly at Deportivo La Coruna.
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