Ballon d’Or jokes are flying about Cristiano Ronaldo v Leo Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo v Leo Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo v Leo Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo v Leo Messi

Monday is an important day in the football calendar as the winner of the 2016 Ballon d’Or is set to be announced.

France Football, having split from FIFA earlier this year with regards to the prestigious award, will reveal the winner of the prize at a ceremony which stars at 16:30 GMT.

The winner is the player who receives the most votes from the 173 journalists allowed to participate in the award.

There are 30 nominees for the top prize, however most believe the winner is a straight shoutout between Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Leo Messi.

Who will win?

According to reports in the Spanish media which broke last week, Ronaldo will win the prize.

It’s been a remarkable 2016 for Cristiano, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal.

As for Messi, he won La Liga with Barcelona however he lost the Copa America final with Argentina to Chile.

Cue the jokes

Chat about the Ballon d’Or is already rife on social media, and the jokes are flowing.

Enjoy how fans are discussing Leo Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo below.