Ribery helped Bayern Munich claim the Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, Super Cup and World Club Cup in an unprecedented year of success for the club.
Ronaldo hit 66 goals in 56 appearances for Madrid, but had no trophies to show for his exploits.
"I won everything, with the team and individually. Ronaldo won nothing," Ribery apparently said in an interview with Munich's TZ newspaper.
"I feel I had earned this award. It's all politics.
"The Golden Ball doesn't interest me any more."