The 2018 Ballon d’Or Award New Winner Luka Modric Beats Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann, And Mbappe To Win the long dominating AWARD by just two players (Ronaldo & Messi).
Meanwhile, knowing now that Luka Modric has been named the winner of 2018’s Ballon d’Or Award, is also very important you remember that Modric played an important role for his club as they won their third consecutive Champions League title, as well as captaining Croatia to second place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
2018’s Ballon d’Or Award result
The Croat 2018 Ballon d’Or Award New Winner Luka Modric beat off competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane, and Lionel Messi But
Ronaldo was second in the Ballon d’Or followed by France forward Antoine Griezmann. France’s teen star, Kylian Mbappe, was fourth in the polling. Brazil star Neymar, who was third last year, was a lowly 12th despite a domestic treble with Paris Saint-Germain.
Full Statement from The 2018 Ballon d’Or Award New Winner Luka Modric
“It’s a unique feeling, I’m happy, proud and it’s an honour,” he said as he accepted the award. “[There are] extraordinary emotions at the moment.
“I just want to thank all those who helped me to be here tonight, I thank my team-mates, my coaches, the staff and Real Madrid, all those who work there, the coaches and team-mates in the national team, the ones who voted for me and my family, which allows me to blossom as a person.
“Always have dreams, I wanted to play in a big club, win titles, the Ballon d’Or is all I could dream [about] as a child, it’s an honour to win it tonight.
“It’s a great pleasure to be here around these players. I keep thinking, I’m trying to get used to being part of this group of exceptional players who have won the Ballon d’Or in history. It’s a great pleasure to be part of this group.
“Throughout my career, I understood that work, persistence, believing in yourself, is the basis for expressing your talent. I like a saying – the best is never easy. For me, it was not easy. It was necessary to seize the opportunities.”
However, The Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg won the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or also for the first time just like Luka Modric.