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 By Chris Wright

Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar party as stars ring in the New Year in style

As many of you battle with sore heads and croaky voices following last night's festivities, Toe Poke thought we'd have a little look to see how some of football's biggest names chose to ring in the New Year.

Sadly, it appears they mostly managed it with a whole lot more class and decorum than we did.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the onset of the new calendar year by dressing like a 1920s Mississippi riverboat gambler and doling out motivational quotes.

The only gift in life is love. Always choose love! Happy New Year to you all from yours truly.

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on

On the other side of the Real-Barca divide, Neymar chose to lay on a classy banquet for his nearest and dearest.

Are those Balloon d'Ors (haha) we see in the background?

Just as he promised/threatened earlier in the week, Mario Balotelli proved he is capable of putting on a firework display without having to involve the local fire and rescue services.

Happy New year!!!!

A video posted by Mario Balotelli�������� (@mb459) on

Andrea Pirlo managed to look cool while lying on a beach with his family.

Several of the Manchester United players gathered for an NYE meal at Matteo Darmian's house, with the host pulling out all the stops (including a suitably jaunty dickie bow).

Harry Kane rounded off an incredible year by hitting the town with his good lady.

Last night with @kategoodersxx ❤️ Celebrating New Years early! #novikov #newyear

A photo posted by Harry Kane (@harrykane) on

As did Southampton coach Ronald Koeman.

Shinji Kagawa announced his intent to inspire in 2016, by way of a cartoon.

Bastian Schweinsteiger stood on his own in a dentist's waiting room for several hours.

However, Kevin De Bruyne and his girlfriend Michele Lacroix opted for an altogether quieter evening, simply spent watching the television in their matching pyjamas.

Matching pyjama's on a cosy new year's eve ❤️❤️❤️

A photo posted by Michèle Lacroix (@lacroixmichele) on

How lovely.


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