Former Chelsea legend Didier Drogba kept his promise to get a picture clicked with Kylian Mbappe after turning him down in 2009.
On the night when Chelsea dramatically lost to FC Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge with Drogba playing for the Blues, a then 10-year-old Mbappe was present and asked for a photo with the Ivory Coast star.
The forward had agreed with a friend to pose for a picture but later refused as he was left fuming at the "disgrace" refereeing during the match.
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But on Monday at the Ballon D'Or awards, Mbappe was present with Drogba hosting the show. Drogba presented the Frenchman a trophy for coming sixth in the overall rankings.
Whilst on stage, Drogba was quoted as saying by the Mirror: "10 years ago after Chelsea vs Barcelona, a child came to me and wanted to take a picture.
"That day I said no because of the disgraceful refereeing decisions. I learned that the child was Kylian MbappÃ©. I want to pay my debt now."
Drogba then asked all the guests to stand up as he snapped a selfie of him posing with Mbappe, and fellow presenter and TV host Sandy Heribert.
Lionel Messi won the 2019 Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for a record sixth time.
The FC Barcelona and Argentina star forward scored 54 goals for club and country in 2018-19, in which FC Barcelona won La Liga. This was Messi's first Ballon d'Or since 2015.