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Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric breaks decade of Ronaldo and Messi dominance

This is the first time in the last 10 years that neither Ronaldo nor Messi has won the Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldo was second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann completing the podium. France's teen star Kylian Mbappe was fourth, with Messi fifth.

Another Frenchman, Modric's Madrid teammate Raphael Varane, was seventh, just behind Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah.

"As a kid we all have dreams".

'It's hard to find the words to express how I feel, ' Modric said.

Ronaldo had won the previous two Ballon d'Or trophies but his exploits for club and country were not enough for him to win an unprecedented sixth title.

Grenada also went for Manchester City striker Aguero but as their Ballon d'Or victor, not picking a single member of the French World Cup winning squad in the process.




Croatia lost 4-2 to France in Moscow in the final in July. He was also voted the European Best Player earlier in the year. Modric had never previously been in the top three.

Modric became the first player from Croatia to win the Ballon d'Or, crowning a flawless year for country and club.

Luka Modric is the most recent victor and he follows Cristiano Ronaldo, who had four of his five Ballon d'Or successes in the Spanish capital. "Good question", he replied, before adding: "I congratulate Modric as the Ballon d'Or". Hegerberg is a three-time Women's Champions League victor with the French side and scored a tournament-record 15 times last season.

"I want to say thanks to France Football".

Mario Mandžukić, who retired from global football after the World Cup, was ranked 25th. "It's a huge step for women's football", Hegerberg said.

"I said, I think last time when I won The Best, I would change all my individual awards for the World Cup, unfortunately it didn't happen", Modric told reporters.

Hegerberg answered "no" after Solveig asked her in French to do the provocative dance. I didn't really think about it at the time to be honest.

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