Cristiano Ronaldo's leaked new boots suggest he will win the Ballon d'Or ahead of his rival Lionel Messi

  • New boots have leaked that suggest Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or
  • France Football will hand out the individual award on Thursday afternoon
  • The boots show the dates he has won it already and also have this year inscribed
  • They are also dubbed 'quinto triunfo', which translates to 'fifth triumph'?

Nike have accidentally dropped a hint that Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or on Thursday.

Ronaldo is competing to match Lionel Messi's record of five wins in the individual award. And sportswear giants Nike have implied he will with two new sets of boots with his branding.

One of the pairs - the Mercurial Superfly V Quinto Triunfo CR7 - includes the words 'fifth triumph' in Portuguese in the name.

Nike have seemingly hinted that Cristiano Ronaldo will pick up the Ballon d'Or on Thursday

Nike have seemingly hinted that Cristiano Ronaldo will pick up the Ballon d'Or on Thursday

The boots are inscribed with the dates of his previous wins and the current year with 'CR2017'

The boots are inscribed with the dates of his previous wins and the current year with 'CR2017'

Portuguese forward Ronaldo has picked up four Ballon d'Or awards during his football career

Portuguese forward Ronaldo has picked up four Ballon d'Or awards during his football career

That set are white and gold and also have the years Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or - 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 - written inside them as well as 2017.

Ronaldo has also announced himself that he is releasing Air Force 1 CR7 trainers and the colour scheme of white and gold matches the new boots.

France Football, a French publication, will announce the winner of the Ballon d'Or on Thursday afternoon.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez recently insisted Ronaldo would pick up the trophy this season.

They are also marked 'quinto triunfo' - which translates in Portuguese as 'fifth triumph'

They are also marked 'quinto triunfo' - which translates in Portuguese as 'fifth triumph'

'Ronaldo is one of our great symbols,' he told an assembly of Madrid members.

'He is the leading goalscorer in our history. A few days ago, he won his second "The Best" and this week he is going to win his fifth Ballon d'Or'.

Meanwhile, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde insisted he did not care about who won the trophy.

He said: 'I don't value any prize at all. Everyone is free to give prizes that they believe are convenient to the players

'The Golden Shoe, the Ballon d'Or… I don't know how many prizes exist. I'd rather not evaluate any of them.'?

They have the same white and gold colour scheme as the new range Ronaldo has announced

They have the same white and gold colour scheme as the new range Ronaldo has announced

Ronaldo will find out if he has beaten Lionel Messi to the award on Thursday afternoon

Ronaldo will find out if he has beaten Lionel Messi to the award on Thursday afternoon

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