sport news Cristiano Ronaldo and family fly ahead of Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo and his family have flown to Paris ahead of the Ballon d'Or award ceremony.

The Portuguese forward is expected to pick up the trophy for the fifth time on Thursday, ahead of his on-pitch rival Lionel Messi, after a brilliant calendar year.

star Ronaldo has uploaded a shot of himself boarding his private jet, which is marked with his famed 'CR7' branding.

Cristiano Ronaldo posted a photo to his Instagram of himself boarding his private jet

Cristiano Ronaldo posted a photo to his Instagram of himself boarding his private jet

Ronaldo's family pre-flight: (L to R) brother Hugo Aveiro, mother Maria Aveiro, sister Katia Aveiro, other sister Elma Aveiro, son Cristiano Jr, Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez

Ronaldo's family pre-flight: (L to R) brother Hugo Aveiro, mother Maria Aveiro, sister Katia Aveiro, other sister Elma Aveiro, son Cristiano Jr, Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez

They will be expecting to see Ronaldo pick up his fifth Ballon d'Or on Thursday afternoon

They will be expecting to see Ronaldo pick up his fifth Ballon d'Or on Thursday afternoon

And his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez also took to Instagram to share a photograph of the entire family preparing to see Ronaldo crowned as the best player in the world for the second year running. 

The entire family have been getting excited ahead of Thursday's award ceremony. 

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