How football welcomed 2016 on New Year’s Eve: Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Mesut Ozil all party into the night

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It’s now 2016, and though there were celebrations kicking off the world over, most players have games to worry about over the coming weekend.

But that didn’t stop them from having a good time on New Year’s Eve, and below we check up on some of the biggest names in the game to see how they rang in the new year.

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Neymar attended an elegant evening by the looks of it.

Happy new year from us!! Feliz ano novo!! ??????????????

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Chelsea’s Willian spent the evening with his young family.

Bonne année à tous !! Happy new year !!! #Liverpool #EquipedeFrance #YNWA #SakhoTeam

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Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho recorded a little video.

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But Roberto Firmino went all shy.

Someone obviously got Matteo Darmian a selfie stick.


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Karim Benzema managed to forget his court case for a night.


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Gerard Pique and the missus, you may recognise her…

Alexis Sanchez spent the night with family and his beloved dogs.

Otro año más, muchas gracias por vuestro cariño y respeto!!! Os deseo un feliz año 2016!! Salud para todos!!!

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Andreas Iniesta spent it with this lovely lady.

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

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Ronaldo certainly doesn’t look drunk here. Hasn’t touched a drop.

Welcoming 2016 with family and friends! Excited to see what next year has in store #HappyNewYear

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Gareth Bale keeps it in the family once again.

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Harry Kane stepped out on the town with his missus.

Mesut Ozil looked relaxed…wherever he was.

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Mario Gotze got to kiss this babe at midnight.

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And finally Mario Balotelli delivers us this message.

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