- Cristiano Ronaldo will be named the 2017 Ballon d'Or award winner
- The attacker will receive his award at the Eiffel tower on Thursday, December 7
- Former Newcastle and Tottenham winger David Ginola will present the award
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will lift his fifth Ballon d'Or trophy on Thursday night, December 7.
According to the Mirror, the Portuguese will pick up the trophy at the Eiffel Tower.
The award has been dominated by Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the last nine years with the Argentine winning five awards. Ronaldo is now set to join the Argentine on five triumphs apiece.
The 32-year-old is favourite to claim the award, after leading Los Blancos to Champions League and La Liga glory last season.
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He has already scooped FIFA's 'The Best' award and is set to be presented as the winner on December 7, at 7:45pm (Nigerian time).
The event, organised by France Football, will see former Newcastle and Tottenham winger David Ginola present the award.
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