Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been named the french Player of the Year by France Football magazine.
The 30-year-old French footballer beat midfield duo Paul Pogba of Juventus and Paris St Germain’s Blaise Matuidi in a poll of past and present French players.
Ribery, who won the Champions League, the Bundesliga and the German Cup with Bayern this year, was named on a three-man shortlist for the FIFA-Ballon d’Or award on Monday along with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
AS Roma’s Rudi Garcia, who joined the Serie A club from Lille during the close season and is unbeaten in 15 league matches, was named the best French coach for 2013 in a poll of current and former managers.
Ribery has now won the award three times, two short of former Arsenal FC striker, Thierry Henry.