The organisers of the Ballon d'Or ceremony next month face a 'problem' on convincing Cristiano Ronaldo to attend this year's event, when it had been wide reported in the week that best prize would given to his rival Lionel Messi.
34-year-old Ronaldo has won football's most prestigious individual award 5 times, a record that he shares with Argentina star Messi.
Reports in the week recommend Messi has already been enlightened that he had take his sixth crown in Paris on 2nd Dec, before nearest challengers Virgil van Dijk and Ronaldo.
Votes submitted to organisers France Football by journalists round the world were counted earlier this month, where its has it's been claimed that Messi has already been enlightened that he has won, during the week before of the gala ceremony.
Champions League-winning defender Van Dijk is predicted to end second within the choice, while Ronaldo to accept third.
According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar Ronaldo - who has finished within the top 2 yearly since 2011 is 'upset' at finishing behind Van Dijk.
While Aguilar's tweet claims the organisers they are still making an attempt to convert Ronaldo to attend, the Portuguese forward has type for snubbing award ceremonies.
Ronaldo skipped the FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Milan back in September when he placed third in 'Best Men Player' while he was behind Messi and Van Dijk, captioning on Instagram post you cannot do everything' at the time of the event.
He polemically did not choose Messi in his prime 3 for the award either - instead choosing Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Kylian Mbappé .
Messi and Ronaldo have dominated won the celebrated Ballon d'Or award for over a decade, with solely Croatian midfielder Luka Modric breaking their duopoly in 2018.
Ronaldo left Real madrid for Juventus last season and registered perfectly tally of twenty eight goals in forty three games because the wife racked up a domestic treble.
However, Messi scored a impressive fifty one goals in fifty games as he went on to win a tenth La Liga title and reach the Champions League semis