Though it's too little too late to make a difference in swaying votes, Cristiano Ronaldo will be wearing his Ballon d'Or credentials on his boots during Real Madrid's match against Real Socieded on Sunday, a day before the award is given to Lionel Messi (probably). Nike has produced a pair of special edition CR Mercurial IX boots for Ronaldo to wear in the match that are white with a pink swoosh (contrary to what the overly shadowy picture above might lead you to believe). They also feature seven numbers highlighting Ronaldo's achievements from the 2011/12 season. Including having a birthday.
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