Sammer's choice Ribery
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer on Friday insisted that the Bavarian club's French winger Franck Ribery deserves to win the Ballon d'Or having been "the most complete player" in 2013.
"I think that only he can win. And if he does so, he will be at the summit of Mount Olympus," said Sammer from Bayern's winter training camp in Doha, Qatar.
Ribery is part of a three-man shortlist along with Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, the favourite having scored 69 goals in 2013, and Barcelona and Argentina's Lionel Messi, who has won the award in the last four years.
The winner will be announced at a gala event in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday.