Ribery hits out at award snub

Franck Ribery has been left baffled by the decision to give the FIFA Ballon d'Or to Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of him.

Ronaldo was crowned the world's best player last week but the Bayern Munich star was left wondering how he could be overlooked after all the success he had last season.

Ribery was part of the Munich team that won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, while Ronaldo's Real Madrid team ended the year without a trophy.

Although Ronaldo's individual performances were nothing short of brilliant, Ribery feels his titles should have counted for more.

"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."

The Frenchman also appears to be disheartened by the whole experience, as he added: "The Golden Ball doesn't interest me any more."