Hoeness says Ribery should be crowned UEFA's Best Player in Europe award.
"There's really not a single reason for me not to give this trophy to Franck. He is the only legitimate winner," Hoeness told BILD.
"Messi and his Barcelona were comfortably beaten by Bayern in the Champions League.
"Ronaldo is not even a rival for Franck in my opinion. I think Franck is clearly the better player of the two.
"If Franck does not win the award, it's a political decision."
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