In the latest edition of France Football, the magazine has apologised to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta for never awarding him the Ballon d'Or.
Editor Pascal Ferre penned an editorial opinion piece entitled 'Forgive Us Andres', in which they said sorry for the "democratic anomaly".
The article praised the work and career of the wizard of Fuentealbilla and has left the door open to him lifting the award in 2018, if he has a good World Cup with La Roja.
Among the compliments paid to the midfielder, who will this week announce his decision to move to China at the end of the season, are those praising his intelligence.
"Iniesta has proven that the brain is definitely the most important thing when it comes to champions," Ferre wrote.
It should be remembered that he was close to winning the award after the World Cup in 2010, when he scored the winner in the final, but finished second in the voting behind Lionel Messi and in front of Xavi Hernandez.
Iniesta 2012 >>>>> Messi 2012
Ribery 2013 >>>>> CR7 2013
idk why people still like messi or ronaldo,to me watching barcelona and real madrid has become super boring after all this years
I read Messi so I came to say traeme la copa Messi
2013 Goals for club and country: 69 ronaldo
In terms of goalscoring, one man has stood head and shoulders above everyone else in 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese megastar's tally of 69 (38 in La Liga; 15 in the Champions League; six in the King's Cup; 10 for his country) is seven better than his 2012 tally and more than the totals of fellow Ballon d'Or nominees Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery combined.
In 2010 Snejder deserve more for Iniesta.
you're a shame for my country men
But they are the best tho, numbers and results prove it.
2010 was for sneijder imo
2010 was for wesley sneijder, and iniesta was a reasonable choice, but messi? that one was rigged af, choose the winner of ballon d'or by votation of captains and coaches of national teams is a very stupid way to do it