Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s son, Ronaldo Jr. has declared Barcelona forward Lionel Messi his “idol.”

The younger Ronaldo appears set to follow in his father’s footsteps, with the Portuguese forward often posting clips of the seven-year-old’s goal-scoring exploits on social media.

If Ronaldo, as expected, walks away with the famous trophy on Thursday, then he will draw level with Messi on five wins apiece.

The post in question sees Ronaldo Jr meeting the Barcelona talisman at the recent FIFA Best Awards and includes the message: “Thank you my idol, Leo Messi.”

Madrid star Ronaldo went home with the Best prize that night.

Messi and Ronaldo will once again be locking horns in pursuit of Ballon d’Or honour, with the pair set to take their collective haul of world player prizes to 10.

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