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Cristiano Ronaldo and family fly ahead of Ballon d'Or

Daily Mail Online / Sport 60 sources

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to pick up the trophy for the fifth time on Thursday, ahead of his on-pitch rival Lionel Messi, after a brilliant calendar year.

Ballon d'Or 2017 LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar battle it out for award

Mirror Online

Join us for live updates from the star-studded gala in Paris

Ballon d'Or 2017 LIVE updates: Follow the latest as Ronaldo and Messi go head to head

CRISTIANO RONALDO is expected to win his fifth Ballon d’Or award tonight in Paris - follow us for updates ahead of the ceremony.

Ballon d'Or LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Co battle to be crowned the world's best footballer

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can complete a decade of dominance this afternoon as the winner of the 2017 Ballon d'Or is announced.

Lionel Messi furious with Ballon d'Or result as Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on fifth award

LIONEL MESSI is reportedly furious Cristiano Ronaldo is set to beat him to the Ballon d’Or tonight.

Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo set to beat Lionel Messi to Ballon d'Or at the Eiffel tower

CRISTIANO RONALDO is set to win his fifth Ballon d’Or award tonight in Paris - and he will pick up the trophy at the Eiffel Tower.

N’Golo Kante beats Eden Hazard and David de Gea in Ballon d’Or 2017 voting

Metro.co.uk / Sport

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named the best Premier League player in the vote for the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo girlfriend: Who is Georgina Rodriguez? Meet the woman behind the star

CRISTIANO RONALDO is dating Georgina Rodriguez - but who is she?

Ballon d’Or 2017: Man City star Kevin De Bruyne named ahead of Premier League rivals

MANCHESTER CITY star Kevin De Bruyne has been named ahead of FOUR Premier League rivals in the Ballon d’Or 2017 rankings.

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