Fifa Ballon d'Or: Franck Ribery still fuming over award snub - 'Cristiano Ronaldo won nothing'

The Bayern Munich winger says he is no longer interested in the award
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Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is still smarting after being snubbed in favour of Cristiano Ronaldo for the Fifa Ballon d'Or.

The Frenchman pointed to the fact Ronaldo failed to pick up any major honours in 2013, while he was integral to Bayern's historic treble, capped with a Champions League triumph at Wembley.

"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."

Lionel Messi had won the award for four years in a row before Ronaldo was named as the winner last Monday.

Asked about next year's award, Ribery said: "The Golden Ball doesn't interest me any more."

The award is voted for by the captain and coach of each national team, plus a prominent journalist from each country.