With less than 24 hours remaining until the 2017 Ballon D’Or winner is announced, some leaked images have fans convinced that they already know who the victor will be.
As usual, there are only two names in genuine contention for the award with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo duking it out for football’s most coveted prize.
However, although Lionel Messi is in far superior form this season, it is the Portuguese star who is the heavy favourite to claim the 2017 award having lifted the Champions League and the La Liga title last season.
Now, further evidence has fans convinced that Ronaldo is a shoo-in for the award after images of a limited edition pair of CR7 boots have been leaked online.
The boots and packaging appear to celebrate Ronaldo’s feat listing the years that the Real Madrid winger has previously won the award along with an ominous ‘2017’.
— AS English (@English_AS) December 6, 2017
The boost are also branded as ‘Quinto Triunfo’, which translates to ‘fifth triumph’ clearly suggesting that Ronaldo’s fifth Ballon D’Or is imminent.