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Franck Ribéry wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-08-30

French Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribéry was named Best Player in Europe for the 2012-2013 season by UEFA, ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2012/13 ahead of the usual contenders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was recognition for his part in Bayern's unprecedented Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble.

The Frenchman was the first player from a club other than Barcelona or Real Madrid to make the final three since the award was established by European soccer's governing body in 2011.

Argentina's Messi won the inaugural award followed by Spaniard Andres Iniesta, his Barcelona team mate, last year.

Messi and Real Madrid's Portugal forward Ronaldo had also both made the last three in each of the two previous years.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2013-08-29

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