Having only just collected the Ballon d’Or for the third time himself on Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo has already admitted he can see himself presenting the award in the future – to his own son.
Ronaldo’s four-year-old boy, Cristiano Jnr, joined his father on stage as the Real Madrid forward collected the 2014 Ballon d’Or in Zurich on Monday.
It was the second successive year the Real superstar has lifted the award, and third time overall, and the 29-year-old is already targeting future prizes.
Cristiano Ronaldo – pictured with his son – receives the Ballon d’Or award on Monday night
The 29-year-old superstar gives his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr a kiss during the Ballon d’Or Gala
Ronaldo, and his famous goal celebration, played an integral role as Real Madrid won the Champions League
Ronaldo shows his emotions after beating Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to the coveted gong
The Real Madrid superstar was crowned the 2014 Ballon d’Or award following a stellar 12 months
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi was voted into second place, with Bayern Munich and Germany World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer coming home in third.
Despite wanting to pip rival Messi to the Ballon d’Or again next year himself, Ronaldo is already looking forward to one day handing the accolade to his son.
The Portugal international told Cadena SER: ‘In the future I can see myself presenting the Ballon d’Or to my son.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter (right) congratulates Ronaldo on winning the award
Ronaldo held off competition from Lionel Messi (left) and Manuel Neuer to win his third Ballon d’Or
‘I was a little nervous before the ceremony but my son is slowly beginning to understand that there are certain aspects to his father.
‘There are times you think about the speech but when it comes to making it you forget things.
‘I don’t write anything down and prefer to do it naturally. I do get a little nervy when I’m in front of a microphone.’
Ronaldo scored a staggering 56 goals in 51 appearances for Real as they won four trophies in 2014
Third-placed Manuel Neuer (left) signs autographs on the red carpet ahead of the Ballon d’Or Gala on Monday