Cristiano Ronaldo son is HUGE Messi fan look what he’s told his dad

CRISTIANO RONALDO’s son has revealed himself as a huge Lionel Messi fan – and now he’s put the boot again into his dad.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s son met Lionel Messi earlier this year

Ronaldo, 32, won the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time to move level with rival Messi last night.

The Real Madrid forward was named the winner of France Football’s prestigious award at a ceremony in Paris.

But after picking up the award, Ronaldo admitted he is taunted by his son, who insists he will be a BETTER player than his dad.

“I see a bit of myself in [Cristiano Ronaldo Junior], and not only because he’s my son,” he said.

“He told me he will be better than me.

“He tells me he will win a Ballon d’Or and that he can win five.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s son has told his dad he is better than him

Cristiano Jnr met Messi for the first time at the 2012 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.

The pair then met again at the FIFA Best award bash when Ronaldo said: “He watches a video on the internet of all of us and he talks about you.”

It prompted a coy reaction from the seven-year-old.

The Ballon d’Or award caps a year in which Ronaldo has won La Liga, the Champions League and the Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid, as well as helping Portugal qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

“I feel very happy, it’s a fantastic moment in my career, I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” the 32-year-old said in the ceremony at the Eiffel Tower.

“This year has been great, we won the Champions League and La Liga and, on a personal level, I was a top scorer in the Champions League.

“Trophies help win these awards and we have to thank my colleagues from Madrid and Portugal, it was very important for me.”

Messi, the only other player to have won the award since 2008, finished second in the voting while Neymar, who joined Paris St Germain in a world-record transfer deal this summer, was third.

Ronaldo previously won the award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

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Cristiano Ronaldo poses with partner Georgina Rodriguez (R) and his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr

Ronaldo and Messi stand alone with five wins, two ahead of the three managed by Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten.

Ronaldo has had an outstanding 2017, helping Madrid to a LaLiga, Champions League and Spanish Super Cup treble this year.

The Portugal international has scored a total of 49 goals in all competitions for club and country, and became the first player in Champions League history to score in each of his club’s group-stage matches.

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante was eighth in the voting, the highest-placed of the seven Premier League players nominated, with Tottenham’s Harry Kane 10th.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne was 14th, Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard 19th and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 20th.

Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho were 23rd and 29th respectively.