The son of the Portuguese forward is now on
Instagram, with a first collection of posts
seeing him express his admiration for his
dad’s eternal rival
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s son
has declared Barcelona forward Lionel Messi
Ronaldo Jr 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
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 , but his son will hold
fond memories of the evening for other
It could be that he gets another opportunity
to rub shoulders with the great and good of
the football world in the near future, with the
2017 Ballon d’Or ceremony fast approaching.
Messi and Ronaldo will once again be locking
horns in pursuit of that honour, with the pair
set to take their collective haul of world
player prizes to 10.
If Ronaldo, as expected, walks away with the
famous trophy on Thursday, then he will draw
level with Messi on five wins apiece.
With neither showing any sign of slowing
down as they continue to strive for individual
excellence, there may be many more battles
Messi has, however, conceded that he and
Ronaldo are unlikely to ever be close friends,
despite both playing in Spain and the
admiration of the latter’s son for his talent.