Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

FULL LIST: How the players ranked in 2018 Ballon d’Or

FULL LIST: How the players ranked in 2018 Ballon d’Or

At a gala ceremony in Paris last night the Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modrić picked up the Ballon d'Or and broke a decade of dominance from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Founded in 1956 by France Football magazine, the Ballon d'Or honors the player with the best performance over the previous season based on voting by football journalists.

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.

"I said, I think last time when I won The Best, I would change all my individual awards for the World Cup, and unfortunately it didn't happen".

Modric guided Croatia to the World Cup final against France
Modric guided Croatia to the World Cup final against France

Modric, 33, helped Real Madrid win a third successive Champions League title in May and also captained Croatia to their first World Cup final, being named player of the tournament despite his side losing 4-2 to France.

Luka Modric a deserved victor, some thinking that Lionel Messi should have been higher after Barcelona's brilliant La Liga season. "My dream was to play for a big club and win important trophies", Modric said. The top 20 list for this year's Ballon d'Or is as follows.

French World Cup star and Paris Saint-Germain teenage striker Kylian Mbappe came fourth, leaving Messi in fifth position. "God takes his time but he doesn't fail", she wrote with an image of Ronaldo holding one of the five Ballon d'Or awards he has won in his illustrous career.

Luka Modric was announced the 2018 Ballon d'Or victor ahead of five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on Monday.

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The Indian wedding will take place on December 1 and on December 3, the couple will tie knot in a Christian wedding ceremony. While Priyanka wore a traditional off-white suit , Nick was seen in a lether jacket, white tee and pants .

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