Ballon d’Or Votes Revealed! Who Selected England And Tottenham Star Harry Kane?

Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric breaks decade of Ronaldo and Messi dominance

Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric breaks decade of Ronaldo and Messi dominance

Modric, 33, finished ahead of 2017 victor Ronaldo of Juventus and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann for the prize, leaving Messi, who was fifth, outside the top three for the first time since 2006.

Modric's win is on the back of an extremely successful season both domestically and internationally.

Varane played every minute of France's victorious World Cup campaign, even captaining the team in the draw with Denmark that ensured they topped the Group C, while he also later scored the crucial opening goal in the 2-0 quarter final win over Uruguay.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, the world's most expensive player, dropped to 12th having been voted third best in last year's poll. Brazil star Neymar, who was third a year ago, was a lowly 12th despite a domestic treble with Paris Saint-Germain. Modric had never previously been in the top three.

As decided by France Football, the eminent magazine, criteria for Ballon d'Or selection are: individual and collective performances (honours) in 2018; player's class (skills and fair play); and player's career.

Among all the awards the victor of the women's Ballon d'Or was also announced, and Ada Hegerberg took the accolade after her performances for Lyon and Norway saw the former clinch the Champions League title.

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Hegerberg is a three-time Women's Champions League victor with Olympic Lyonnais and scored a tournament-record 15 times last season. I like to read good articles and a passionate football fan.

"I just want to enjoy it".

Mario Mandžukić, who retired from worldwide football after the World Cup, was ranked 25th.

A huge surprise was Lionel Messi's positions in his homeland Argentina and the country he has played his football in for 14 years, Spain.

"I've two years left on my [Madrid] contract, and hopefully some more than that", Modric said.

Alfredo di Stefano (1957, 1959), Raymond Kopa (1958), Luis Figo (2000), Ronaldo (2002), Fabio Cannavaro (2006) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2013, 2014, 2016 2017 ) were the previous Ballon d'Or winners from Real Madrid. I don't think the respect has been there.

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