Ribery named French Player of the Year

Comment on this story


iol spt dec10 Ribery

Reuters

Franck Ribery, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Fifa-Ballon d'Or award, was named French Player of the Year by France Football magazine. Photo by: Michael Dalder

Paris - Franck Ribery, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Fifa-Ballon d'Or award, was named French Player of the Year on Tuesday by France Football magazine.

The Bayern Munich winger beat midfield duo Paul Pogba of Juventus and Paris St Germain's Blaise Matuidi in a poll of past and present French players.

“I now have to go get Thierry Henry's record,” Ribery, who has now won the prize three times to Henry's five, told France Football.

Ribery, who won the Champions League, the Bundesliga and the German Cup with Bayern this year, was named on a three-man shortlist for the Fifa-Ballon d'Or award on Monday along with Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

AS Roma's Rudi Garcia, who joined the Serie A club from Lille during the close season and is unbeaten in 15 league matches, was named the best French coach for 2013 in a poll of current and former managers. – Reuters


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory