Franck Ribery keeping his 'fingers crossed' for Ballon d'Or

Franck Ribery, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi must wait until January 13 when the winner of the 2013 Ballon d'Or will be named in Zurich. The Frenchman is hoping to win it for the first time, while Messi has won the Ballon d'Or four times and Ronaldo was the 2008 winner.

updated: December 11, 2013 19:58 IST
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Munich: Franck RiberyBayern Munich's France midfielder Franck Ribery has said he is "keeping his fingers crossed" having been named amongst the three finalists for the Ballon d'Or.

"It's good for me to be named in the three, but we'll have to see, I'll keep my fingers crossed," he said after Bayern's 3-2 defeat to Manchester City with Argentina's Lionel Messi and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo also named.

"I'm happy, happy for me, for the club, for my whole family.

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