4. Franck Ribery

In terms of silverware Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery's campaign is unmatched by his top 10 contemporaries, but that has not been enough for the French maestro to break The Guardian's top three players of 2013.

Ribery was inspirational as Bayern swept all before them to win a historic treble last season, culminating in a Champions League final success over arch rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

The 30-year-old's consistent, trophy-laden campaign would of no doubt been of great personal satisfaction, but he continue to fall below the most elite performers when it comes to individual accolades for now.

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