Ribery, however, seems to be unable to count on the support of at least one man in his own dressing room.
“Cristiano Ronaldo deserves it,” Robben has told Voetbal International this week.
“It is an individual award and I would give it to him.
“Myself? I have never thought of the award despite being nominated. It is always the same three finalists, Ronaldo, Messi and another. And this time, justifiably, it is Ribery.”