Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery claims he deserved to win the 2013 Ballon d’Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo because the Real Madrid forward “won nothing” last season. Ribery won five titles with Bayern Munich in 2013: UEFA Champions League, the German Bundesliga, the German Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup; the Frenchman was widely regarded as the record-breaking German club’s best player.
"I won everything, with the team and individually. Ronaldo won nothing," the France international said in an interview with Munich's TZ newspaper. "I feel I had earned this award. It's all politics." When asked about next year’s award, he said: "The Golden Ball doesn't interest me any more."