Franck Ribery believes that the 2013 Ballon d’Or award was “stolen” from him by Cristiano Ronaldo .
The Frenchman was a leading contender for the award just over four years ago having helped Bayern Munich to both Bundesliga and Champions League success.The Bavarian giants beat fellow German side Borussia Dortmund in the final at Wembley, with the Bundesliga outfits overcoming Barcelona and Real Madrid in the last four.
The Portuguese has since gone on to claim three more such awards , taking his personal tally to five, the same amount as Messi.
But Ribery, now 34, still believes 2013 should have been his year.
“It was as if it was stolen from me,” Ribery told Canal Football Club, via Goal .