Luka Modric Wins The Ballon d’Or 2018 – As we all know that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both have five Ballons d’Or apiece. But with both of them underperforming at the World Cup with their respective nations. The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or has been revealed in Paris, with Croatia’s Luka Modric ending the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The award, voted for by journalists and organized by French magazine France Football, has been dominated by Messi and Ronaldo since 2008. Luka Modrić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Croatia national team. Luka Modric Wins The Ballon d’Or 2108.
Modric helped Real Madrid win a third successive Champions League title in May and captained Croatia to their first World Cup final; being named a player of the tournament despite his side losing 4-2 to France. The Real Madrid midfielder is the first Croatian winner of the individual prize and caps a fine year.
After he was presented with the award he said “I want to say thanks to France Football. “I want to end this speech with a message to all young girls in the world; Believe in yourselves.” France Football magazine has been awarding the Ballon d’Or since 1956; and created a women’s award for the first time this year.
Men’s B’allon D’or Leaderboad Top 10
1 Luka Modric.
2 Cristiano Ronaldo.
3 Antoine Griezmann.
4 Kylian Mbappe.
5 Lionel Messi.
6 Mohamed Salah.
7 Raphael Varane.
8 Edin Hazard.
9 Kevin De Bruyne.
10 Harry Kane.
If you will like to know the past winner’s Ballon d’Or from 2003 to date, all you need to do is to look into the box right below.
|Year||Winner||Second place||Third place|
|2017||Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi||Neymar|
|2016||Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi||Antoine Griezmann|
|2015||Lionel Messi||Cristiano Ronaldo||Neymar|
|2014||Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi||Manuel Neuer|
|2013||Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi||Franck Ribery|
|2012||Lionel Messi||Cristiano Ronaldo||Andres Iniesta|
|2011||Lionel Messi||Cristiano Ronaldo||Xavi|
|2010||Lionel Messi||Andres Iniesta||Xavi|
|2009||Lionel Messi||Cristiano Ronaldo||Xavi|
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi||Fernando Torres|
|2007||Kaka||Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi|
|2006||Fabio Cannavaro||Gianluigi Buffon||Thierry Henry|
|2005||Ronaldinho||Frank Lampard||Steven Gerrard|
|2003||Pavel Nedved||Thierry Henry||Paolo Maldini|
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