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Franck Ribery backed by French teammate

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Samir Nasri hopes French teammate Franck Ribery will win this year's Ballon d'Or award.

Ribery helped his Bayern Munich side win a historic treble last season - the Bundesliga, the German Cup and the UEFA Champions League - with the latter coming against rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

He has also managed to replicate his form for the France national team, where he has been previously criticised for his performances for his country.

And the Manchester City midfielder says winning the Ballon d'Or would cap off a memorable year for Ribery.

Nasri was quoted by Goal.com: "Ribery has been accused of failing to show up for France but he carries the team these days. He would be great for any team.

"He was already voted Uefa's Best Player in Europe and I really hope that he wins the Ballon d'Or as well. It would really be the crown on his career.

"I don't know Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo personally but I do know Franck. He has won everything he could win this year," he added.

30-year-old Ribery has already won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award this year and is amongst the favourites to win the famous award this time around.

If Ribery does win the Ballon d'Or, it will be the first time he has ever won it and would be the first time for four years someone other than Barcelona's Lionel Messi has won it.

The Argentine has the record for the award, winning it four consecutive times.

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