Mateo Kovacic backs Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d'Or award

Aubrey Yates
December 7, 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.

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".

Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has insisted that it is just a matter of time before Cristiano Ronaldo returns to his goalscoring best in La Liga, as he backs his teammate to win the Ballon d'Or award.

Ronaldo has had an indifferent start to the season, while Messi has been absolutely stunning so far.

However, the fact that Ronaldo and Real took home the lion's share of the key silverware in 2017, and Messi's Barcelona largely came off second best, means it is the Portuguese star who is likely to be crowned Ballon d'Or victor again this year.

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He became the first player to score in all the games over the course of a group stage, and it seems that he's determined to show up in the Champions League, even if he's struggling in the Spanish league this season.

The Ballon d'Or award is held by France Football and the award is decided based on the votes of top sports journalists across the world. An earlier report had even stated that the Portuguese superstar would receive the award from David Ginola on top of the Eiffel tower and it seems like that report coupled with the leaked images have all but confirmed tonight's victor.

Mateo Kovacic claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is deserving of a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or at this week's ceremony, as he remains "the best player in the world".

Ronaldo has scored only two goals in the Spanish La Liga this season while in the Champions League he has scored 8 goals.

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