So, we know it’s a two-horse race as it has been for the past decade.
It’s Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or glory once again but it would appear that it’s a foregone conclusion if the Real Madrid’s star’s latest pair of boots are anything to go by.
Behold the Nike Mercurial Superfly V boots created in honour of the Ronaldo’s fifth golden ball triumph, which draws him level with Messi.
The Portuguese superstar will apparently receive his latest Ballon d’Or gong at the top of the Eiffel Tower following a stellar 2017 which saw him win the Liga title and an historic second successive Champions League title back in May.
He was officially named ‘The Best’ for the second time at the FIFA awards back in October and judging by these photos, he’ll need to make more space on his mantelpiece.