Luka Modric wins Ballon d'Or

06 December, 2018, 06:15 | Author: Amy Huff
  • 1) Luka Modric | Modric finally managed to end the 10-year stranglehold that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had on the Ballon d’Or. The diminutive Croatian midfielder picked up his third consecutive Champions League trophy with Real Madrid this year

Cristiano Ronaldo finishing runner-up to Luka Modric in the race for the Ballon d'Or may have been a widely anticipated result but it has expectedly not gone down well with the Portuguese's fans. The Atletico Madrid striker won the Europa League in May before going on to lift the World Cup with France.

33-year-old footballer won the award for the first time and he became the third player to claim the award after Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in a decade.

Modric, who attracted interest from Inter at the beginning of the season, was quoted by Goal as saying: "I have two years left and hopefully one more".

Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday, Dec. 3, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on the prestigious award.

3) Antoine Griezmann | The Atletico Madrid striker won the Europa League in May before going on to lift the World Cup with France. However he finished behind both Ronaldo and Modric despite scoring a brace in the Europa final and a goal in the World Cup
Luka Modrić wins the 2018 Ballon d'Or

"My family enjoy it and I want to keep enjoying this huge club". Messi, who has won Ballon d'Or five times, finished fifth. Griezmann could be forgiven for giving vent to his frustration post the Ballon d'Or ceremony when he said, "I won an Europa League, a World Cup - what else I have to do, I do not know". He guided the Croatian team to the World Cup final, only to see the side ultimately losing 2-4 to France. "It didn't happen, this is a great feeling to win at least this, and very happy for it", he added.

"The change of position helped me a lot in my career".

Modric and Real Madrid are back in action on Thursday against Melilla in the Copa del Rey.

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