CRISTIANO RONALDO showed off his new look – as fans joke he copied former Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale.
The Juventus star trained ahead of his side’s Serie A clash against Cagliari, and did so with a fresh trim.
Ronaldo sported a ponytail with his traditional comb over cut a thing of the past.
But fans online reckon the Portugal skipper took inspiration from Real winger Bale.
One said: “Ronaldo Nooooo pls don’t end up like Bale.”
Another said: “Ronaldo looks like Bale now.”
One added: “Ronaldo copying of Gareth bale style.”
Ronaldo debuted the topknot hairstyle in Dubai, as he won the “Best Player” award at the annual Globe Soccer Awards.
The award was launched in 2010, with the Portuguese legend being named best player on six occasions.
The 34-year-old attended the awards night in the Middle East with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and eldest son Cristiano Jr, 10.
And picking up the award, the Juventus forward had a series of people that he wanted to thank.
He said: “I have to thank my family, my girlfriend, my boy there, Cristiano, my three kids who are waiting for me in the hotel, my friends, my team-mates of Juventus and the national team, my agent, all the people here tonight who support this gala.
“I have to say thank you to the Arabic community, which is always great with me.
“I have to thank Dubai as well – it’s a marvellous place to be, I’m coming every year and I love this place.
“And finally to thank [everyone] who voted for me.
“It’s a great honour to be here and receive this amazing award. I hope to be here next year to receive this award, of course. Thanks to everyone, and a Happy New Year.”