The Portuguese attacker is one of the finalists for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Here FIFA.com looks back at three of his most memorable moments in 2013.
After being named in the final three for the FIFA Ballon d'Or, Franck Ribery has admitted he has his "fingers crossed" in hope of winning the award, but also said he felt "a little bit sad" that Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed out.
FIFA.com reviews the finale to four of the UEFA Champions League groups as Olympiacos and Bayer Leverkusen progressed, while there was drama in Istanbul with the crucial encounter between Galatasaray and Juventus forced off.
Bayer Leverkusen and Olympiacos both secured berths on the last round of group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League, while Galatasaray and Juventus' crucial encounter was abandoned due to heavy snowfall.
FIFA.com reviewed a selection of recent interviews and compiled the opinions of different personalities with regard to the million-dollar question: who should win this year's prize? Messi, Ribery or Cristiano Ronaldo?
Diehard Plymouth Argyle fan Chris Wood, better known as Bastille drummer Woody, speaks to FIFA.com on the ups and downs of supporting a lower league side and what he expects to see at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.