As expected, Real Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modric has won the Ballon d'or ending the reign of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Rabat – After an amazing season, Luka Modric and his team Real Madrid have won their 3rd consecutive Champions League. Modric played an instrumental role leading Croatia to the world cup final.
However after defeating Argentina on the group stage and England in the semi-final, They lost to France in the final on a match that a lot of experts deemed controversial.
Nevertheless, the football world has recognized the midfielder who won the Ballon d’or after 10 years of dominance from the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina Lionel Messi.
The prize comes after 5 years of leading the Madrid midfield.Despite being named by Spanish football outlet Marca as the worst transfer in Spain during his first year, that didn’t keep him from winning the most acclaimed individual trophy in football.
Modric is the first Croatian to ever win the Ballon d’Or, taking it from his former team-mate Ronaldo, who holds 5 Ballon d’or.
Atletico Madrid’s forward Antoine Griezmann came in the third place.
The ceremony also celebrated Ada Hegerberg the winner of the women’s ballon d’or and young French Kylian Mbappe who was awarded the Kopa trophy as the best under 21 player of the year..