The France international thinks that he contributes more from a defensive perspective to Bayern Munich than the Spanish-based stars do for their respective sides
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"Compared to them, I work much harder. I do a lot more defending than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and provide more assists," Ribery told Kicker.
"It would be fantastic to actually win the Fifa Ballon d'Or when you have a shot at winning it.
"I have even more confidence in myself than before and that shows on the pitch. I am on top of my game and score a lot of goals. I am really enjoying myself on the pitch."
Messi has won the Ballon d'Or three times in a row since the award merged with the Fifa World Player of the Year prize in 2010.