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Zidane: Ribery deserved more

Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane admits Franck Ribery can consider himself unfortunate not to have won the Ballon d’Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo scooped the honour ahead of Lionel Messi, with the Bayern Munich star having to settle for the final spot on the podium despite winning the treble in 2012-13.

Ribery has hit out at Ronaldo’s victory, arguing that it was politically-motivated and expressing that he felt more deserving of the award than the Portuguese star.

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