Gerard Depardieu has arrived at the Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich with Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
The actor recently caused controversy after he decided to leave France for tax reasons and was presented with a Russian passport on Sunday. He later met Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Barcelona and Argentine forward Lionel Messi has won football's most prestigious individual award, the Ballon d'Or, for a record fourth consecutive time. he beat Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who was second, and Barca teammate Andres Iniesta.