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06 December, 2018, 05:48 | Author: George Williams
  • Luka Modric

The Real Madrid midfielder put a stop to the duopoly which Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had on the award for the past 10 years by winning the 63rd edition of Ballon d'Or.

He was enormous as Real Madrid won the Champions League and an inspiring captain and midfield force in driving Croatia to the World Cup final.

Modric also received the best men's player prize at the FIFA Best awards in September.

Neymar - One of the reasons why Neymar moved to PSG from FC Barcelona was that he wanted to move out of Messi's shadows and possibly win the Ballon d'Or. He was voted player of the tournament. France's teen star Kylian Mbappe was fourth, with Messi fifth.

"I have two years left and hopefully one more", Modric said.

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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.

With the result widely known even before the ceremony, World Cup 2018 victor Griezmann said on his way into the building: "It's a pity that a Frenchman didn't win".

Since Brazilian Kaka was crowned the world's best player in 2007, Messi and Ronaldo have won the Ballon d'Or a record five times each - no other player has won the award more than three times.

Croatia lost 4-2 to France in Moscow in the final in July.

"There wasn't a specific moment where he told me: You can win it", he told France Football.

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"I'm a little amazed and astonished with what I'm reading on the internet, of course I didn't want to offend anyone", he said.

Monday was a big day for many people in the football galaxy.

Hegerberg played down the incident.

Ronaldo's other sister Katia Aveiro posted: 'Best player in the world... for those who understand football of course'. I don't think the respect has been there.

Feted as the best women's footballer only seconds ago, Hegerberg was asked if she knew how to twerk, a question that none of her male counterparts were asked on that particular night or earlier on any occasion.

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