Messi and Ribery lose out to Ronaldo in Ballon d’Or award

Lionel Messi and Franck Ríbery have been pipped to the post by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo at this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Ronaldo had to shrug off fierce pressure from both Messi and Ríbery who also had good seasons last year. More on the FIFA Ballon d’Or award