Modric makes history to break Messi-Ronaldo Ballon d’Or duopoly

Модрич получил Золотой мяч. Он прервал 10-летнюю гегемонию Месси и Роналду

Модрич получил Золотой мяч. Он прервал 10-летнюю гегемонию Месси и Роналду

Real Madrid and Croatia star Modric was crowned the victor in Paris on Monday night, the first time since Kaka in 2007 that the prize has not gone to Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

The 33-year-old Modric - who was also named FIFA's Best Men's Player this year - helped Croatia to the World Cup final in Russian Federation having guided Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown.

Kerr also helped Australia reach the AFC Women's Asian Cup final, which the Matildas lost to Japan in April, and has scored eight goals in 19 worldwide appearances this calendar year.

He's won the Ballon d'Or five times in his career.

"2018 is a dream year for me", Modric said. He was also voted the European Best Player earlier in the year. Kylian Mbappe, France's teenage star, was fourth and also collected the Kopa award for the best under-21 player.

Many will say that I say this only because I am his friend, but no. And Salah scored 44 goals in his debut season for Liverpool as well as reaching the Champions League final.

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"But, like I told you, I would change all of this for a World Cup".

But he finished third in the voting for the Ballon d'Or, with Cristiano Ronaldo in second while Luka Modric became the first Croatian to win the honour.

Under the current format, the list of nominees is drawn up by weekly magazine France Football, with journalists from around the world voting on the final victor. "I want to end this speech with a message to all young girls in the world".

French disc jockey Martin Solveig appeared to embarrass Hegerberg when he asked her if she would "twerk" after she collected the trophy.

Monday was a big day for many people in the football galaxy.

The outspoken 23-year-old Hegerberg said she won't play for Norway at the Women's World Cup in France next June. I don't think the respect has been there. "I let them know, quite clearly, what I found wasn't working".

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