Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi and Frank Ribery beside the Balloon of Gold 2013


"They stole me the Balloon of Gold in 2013 to give it to Cristiano"

Published:8/01/2018 - 17:38h

Updated:8/01/2018 - 18:26h

Already it showed his indignation in the moment, but some years afterwards, Franck Ribéry follows without digesting the election of the Balloon of Gold of 2013. The French won all the titles with the Bayern, but remained by trás of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi in the votes

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His popularity has fallen in hammered in the last years, but the individual awards keep on being very important, at least for some footballers. From it does some time, the Balloon of Gold has lost credibility, and one of which has gone back to comment it has been an indignant finalist, Franck Ribéry.

"For me it was like a theft. It is incomprehensible. I won all the possible trophies, could not have done more. It was an injustice", has commented the forward in an interview for Channel Football Club. The French has sincerado after an election in 2013 that planted him behind Cristiano Ronaldo, to the winning dessert, and Leo Messi.

"Had the support of some French, but did not have to all my country behind. I saw it with my own eyes to people, to French, even to trainers saying: it Is Christian Ronaldo (the one who would have to win the Balloon of Gold). You think that Portugal had wanted to Messi or Ribéry? Impossible. You think that Argentinian had wanted to that Ronaldo or Messi went Balloon of Gold? Impossible", has explained with bitterness.

The big discussion

The Balloon of Gold 2013 was very commented after a controversial decision of the magazine 'France Football', that reopened the votes after the repechage for the World-wide of Brazil. Cristiano put to Portugal with a hat-trick in front of Sweden, after a season in which it did not win at all with the Real Madrid.

Leo Messi won LaLiga with the FC Barcelona and surpassed him widely in goals annotated, mientra that Franck Ribéry lost in the comparison in figures but was important part of the Bayern of Munich that conquered a historical triplete of Glass, League and Champions. The result was very discussed, and has not left happy to many.

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