The 2018 Balon d’Or award winner is, for the first time after 10 years, not Ronaldo, neither Messi.
It is instead Croatian footballer Lukas Modric. He has won Champions League with his club team – Real Madrid and reached the final of this year’s World Cup in Russia with the national team.
Balon d’Or is the most prestigious award a player can earn and is awarded every year.
Top three is completed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann. Messi placed as 5th.
Cristiano Ronaldo have won for the second time in a row the FIFA Ballon d’Or.
FIFA Ballon d’Or represents the player who was the best in the world under the year that have passed.
The other nominees were Lionel Messi(ARG) and Manuel Neuer(GER). These two, togheter with the winner were voted as the last three in the fight for the trophy, as the initial list of nominees featured more players than them.
Portugal captain and Real Madrid striker, Christiano Ronaldo, on Monday won the FIFA World Footballer of the Year award, the Balon d’Or.