Ballon d’Or 2018: Which country voted for whom

Ballon d’Or 2018: Which country voted for whom

Ballon d’Or 2018: Which country voted for whom

It was truly a fruitful year for the 33-year-old Modric. With the coveted individual award, Modric completed a clean sweep which saw him win The Best FIFA Men's Player, UEFA Men's Player of the Year and the World Cup Golden Ball as well. "It didn't happen, this is a great feeling to win at least this, and very happy for it", he added. It's hard to express my emotions by words.

Modric also won Federation Internationale de Football Association award for best men's player of the year and UEFA Men's Player of the Year award in 2018.

"As a kid we all have dreams". "The Ballon d'Or was more than just a dream for me and it is really an honour and a privilege to hold this trophy".

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has expressed the desire to remain associated with his current team Real Madrid throughout his career, saying that he would like to retire at the club.

After becoming the first Croatian to win the Ballon d'Or, Modric quickly pledged his future to three-time reigning Champions League holders Madrid amid links with Serie A side Inter.

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.

The Ballon d'Or, voted for by journalists and organized by French magazine France Football, has been dominated by Barcelona's Messi and Ronaldo, first when he was at Manchester United and subsequently with Real Madrid, since 2008. It merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year to become the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010, before the two awards were separated again in 2016.

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