Frankfurt/Main - German League Association president Dr. Reinhard Rauball has offered his congratulations to the winners at the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony...

"The FIFA awards reflect the positive development of German football. The Bundesliga extends its congratulations to winners Jupp Heynckes, Silvia Neid and Nadine Angerer, as well as Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer and Franck Ribery, who were selected for the World XI. Franck Ribery and Jürgen Klopp deserve particular recognition for their individual achievements in making the top three of the World Player and World Coach categories respectively."