Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has been awarded the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the 2012/13 season.

Ribery, who played a pivotal role in his side’s Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble, saw off competition from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to claim the prestigious accolade.

Messi picked up the inaugural award in 2011, while his Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta won the gong 12 months ago.