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Cristiano Ronaldo’s son made cheeky gesture to Lionel Messi when dad won FIFA Best award

Real Madrid star has revealed his son is a fan of his Barcelona rival - but youngster was more pleased to see dad scoop gong

This is Cristiano Ronaldo’s son’s incredible reaction towards Lionel Messi after his dad was named FIFA’s Best player.

The Real Madrid superstar picked up the gong ahead of his Barcelona arch-rival at the London Palladium ceremony.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Jr shakes hands with Lionel Messi at Fifa's the Best awards

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Cristiano Ronaldo Jr shakes hands with Lionel Messi at Fifa’s the Best awards

Votes from managers, captains and media from footballing nations were 43 per cent in favour of Ronaldo, with Messi winning 19 per cent and Neymar seven per cent.

Portugal captain Ronaldo has revealed seven-year old Cristiano Jr is a big fan of his main rival.


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But the youngster was ultimately more pleased to see his father scoop the gong.

And he let it be known to the Barcelona ace by flashing him a toothy grin during his dad’s acceptance speech.

Cristiano Jr, sitting alongside Ronaldo’s pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, looked as smart as his stylish father in a suave tuxedo.

He will one day hope to be accepting his own football awards having taken the game up at an early age.

Ronaldo has shared numerous videos of his son’s already impressive skills on social media.

Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his award after being named Fifa's best player

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Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his award after being named Fifa’s best player

The former Manchester United forward insists his boy – who recently became a brother to twins Eva and Mateo, and has another sibling on the way – is on track to become a pro but will not force him to follow in his footsteps.

Ronaldo inspired Real Madrid to retain the Champions League for the first time in history, and lead Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.

Speaking at the star-studded award ceremony hosted by A-lister Idris Elba, he made sure to tip his hat to Messi, who pushed him all the way last season: “Thank you, the guys who voted on me. And a mention to Lionel [Messi] and Neymar.

Lionel Messi and wife Antonella were sat next to Cristiano Ronaldo and his son and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez

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Lionel Messi and wife Antonella were sat next to Cristiano Ronaldo and his son and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez

“My team-mates, my coach, my president, they support all the year so I say thank you to them.

“We are in England for the first time and I win consecutive efforts so it is a great moment for me.

“I appreciate the support, thank you very much.

“It’s great to be here around these amazing players. I’m so happy, guys. Thank you very much.”