It’s no more a secret. Cristiano Ronaldo will win his 5th Ballon d’Or on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
If you want to keep a secret, watch what you post on social media. The announcement of the 2017 Ballon d’Or winner is supposed to be a surprise until show host David Ginola reveals it during the ceremony which is scheduled to start at 10:45 AM PT/1:45 PM ET/6:45 PM GMT/7:45 PM CET.
For the entire Aveiro tribe, it appears to be different. There is no doubt they’ve received the information already as they’ve spent the last few hours flaunting pictures of their departure via CR7’s private jet to Paris, France.
France Football’s set-up for their award is not like FIFA’s in the sense that there is no star-studded gala. Only the winner gets to attend the ceremony. On this note, while closest rival Lionel Messi and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo are posting about anything but the Ballon d’Or on Instagram today, Cristiano Ronaldo, his siblings, and friends are in full victory mode.
Sister Katia Aveiro stated on Wednesday evening, with an aerial shot of the French capital: “Leave the place without losing focus.”
The 40-year-old musician was even less secretive as she posted a picture of the family posing at the airport:
Ronaldo himself flashed his branded CR7 jet:
Flying in style!!??? pic.twitter.com/QvPHhMmRRQ
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 7, 2017
Whilst his close pal and business partner followed suit:
Georgina Rodriguez probably made the best photo as she posed in her boyfriend’s private jet, with a warm winter coat. Of course, for the sake of publicity, she had to grab a copy of Hola Magazine’s exclusive edition about the unveiling of her newborn baby girl, Alana Martina.
Are there any doubts, now, that Cristiano is set to retain his Ballon d’Or crown?