FULL LIST: How the players ranked in 2018 Ballon d’Or

FULL LIST: How the players ranked in 2018 Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or award for the best player of the year.

Mbappe, who will turn 20 later this month, picked up the consolation prize of the Kopa Trophy for the best young player.

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

"It's a unique feeling".

Modric stated this after winning the 2018 Ballon d'Or in Paris on Monday night.

"It feels incredible. I'm proud to win this lovely award".

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has disclosed that he will like to end his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.

But the diminutive playmaker began to demonstrate the quality he had shown at Spurs when Jose Mourinho deployed him in a deep-lying role in Real's midfield rather than the attacking role he had been given at the start of that campaign.

"However, many people and I will see so much more, especially justice".

Ronaldo and arch-rival Lionel Messi have won the award five times each over the past 10 years.

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.

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.

For the first time in history a Croatian is the proud owner of the most prestigious individual award in football, the Ballon d'or.

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