Luka Modric won Ballon d’Or 2018. After months of speculation finally, Luka Modric did it. Luka Modric got the first position with 753 points, Cristiano Ronaldo was second with 476 points and Antoine Griezmann positioned third 414 points. The World Cup played a crucial role in dictating the individual awards as Modric was better than both Ronaldo and Messi at the biggest stage of world football.
“It is difficult to express my emotion and how I feel in words. It is something unique for me. It was very special tonight.”
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#1 Luka Modric – 753 points
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo – 476 points
#3 Antoine Griezmann – 414 points.
Interesting facts of Modric’s Ballon d’Or award
- Modric is the first Croatian player to win the award.
- He is also first Spur player in history to win the award.
- He broke the duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for past 10 years.
- At the age of 33, he is the oldest player to win the award.
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