But viewers have now been surprised to see him presenting the Ryder Cup, as Europe reclaimed the trophy from the United States.
Who is David Ginola?
Born January 25, 1967, David Désiré Marc Ginola is a former French footballer and current pundit, actor and model.
During his playing career, David most notably played for Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Premier League clubs Newcastle, Tottenham and then Aston Villa.
David won the Player of the Year Award in both his native France and in England to become the only French player to have been bestowed both honours.
In 2015, David announced his intention to run for FIFA presidency but withdrew his bid 14 days later after failing to receive the required backing of at least five national football associations.
Is David Ginola presenting the Ballon d'Or?
The French star will take to the stage to announce the winner of this year's Ballon d'Or.
He will be hoping to hand the Golden Ball to a compatriot with Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann among the favourites