The Ballon d’Or has been awarded by France Football every year since 1956.
Luka Modrić entered soccer history, winning this prestigious prize!
At the ceremony in Paris, Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann completing the podium.
“It really feels good. I am proud and honored to hold this trophy in my hands,” Modrić said.
Luka Modrić – the first Croatian player who wins the 2018 Ballon d’Or
195 journalists from around the world participated in the election. Modrić has dominated Messi and Ronaldo, who has been awarded five times in the last ten years.
This fantastic year for Luka Modrić ended by winning one of the most prestigious awards for the best football player of the year. We have to mention that Croatia won the silver medal at the World Championships, and in the jersey of Real Madrid in their opening Champions League game against Roma, they win their fourth European title in as many years.