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On Thursday, the winner of the 2013 European Footballer of the Year will be announced in Monaco. <br> Will it be FC Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Ribery enjoyed an exeptional campaign in 2012/13, kicking things off with a brace against 1899 Hoffenheim back in October Two weeks later he was celebrating three assists in Bayern's 5-0 drubbing of Fortuna Düsseldorf Blot to the copybook: In the last eight of the DFB Cup, Ribery (c.) received a straight red card in his side's win over FC Augsburg The 30-year-old had the last laugh, lifting the DFB Cup at Berlin's Olympic Stadium following a 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart on 1 June 2013 It was still snowing in Germany when Ribery and Co. wrapped up the Bundesliga title on Matchday 28 against Eintracht Frankfurt Seven days later, Bayern's wing wizard captained the side for the first time against 1. FC Nürnberg On 1 May, Bayern thrashed FC Barcelona to book their place in the UEFA Champions League final, with Ribery laying on two of his side's three goals at Camp Nou Ribery rounded off an already magical Bundesliga campaign in some style, making 122 touches, scoring <br> twice and chipping in with as many assists against Borussia Mönchengladbach His fine form has continued this season. The 1,70m winger was on target <br> against Nürnberg, scoring his first-ever headed goal in the Bundesliga on Matchday 3 Since the start of last season, Ribery has turned out 48 times for Bayern, with the Munich side winning an <br> incredible 42 games, whilst drawing just five and losing once with the Frenchman on the field That solitary defeat came away to Belarusian outfit BATE Borisov, with Ribery <br> nevertheless helping himself to a consolation goal in a 3-1 reverse In those 48 games, Ribery (r.) played a direct part in no less than 38 Bayern goals, but is it enough to beat Messi (l.)... ... and Ronaldo (l.) to the prize? All will be revealed on Thursday...
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