Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will beat Barcelona rival Lionel Messi to the 2017 Ballon d’Or, according to leaked images of his personalised Nike boots.
Having already claimed the FIFA Best Award for 2017 and topped the Goal 50, Ronaldo has always been the leading contender on a 30-man shortlist to capture the Ballon d’Or , and Nike appear to have readied themselves for his coronation.
Paying homage to Ronaldo’s previous successes, the new boots have already added 2017 to the 32-year-old’s roll of honour.
It remains to be seen whether that scenario will play out, but there is not long to wait now.
The Ballon d’Or ceremony is set to take place in Paris on Thursday around 1pm EST.
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