The Netherlands captain is one of the challengers to take home the coveted prize at tonight’s glitzy ceremony in Paris, with Barcelona phenomenon Leo Messi currently the front-runner and bookies’ favourite.
One man who won’t be attending the bash is five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who has opted to stay away after despite his club Juventus having no games this midweek.
As he entered the plush Théâtre du Châtelet venue, van Dijk was asked by the waiting media about the Portuguese striker’s absence, and he certainly didn’t hold back when giving his opinion:
The former Celtic defender probably just meant the comment as a joke, but even so, what do you think of the remark?
And how angry do you think Ronaldo will be once he hears about it?
Let us know in the comments section below…