Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won Ballon d’Or 2018 in Paris. In the process, he broke the decade-long duopoly over the award held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The last player to win the award outside of Ronaldo and Messi was Brazilian great Kaka in 2007.
The 33-year old Croatian was awarded the FIFA’s World Cup 2018 MVP, UEFA’s Player of the Year 2018, Best FIFA Footballer of the Year and the number one player by International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
Source- BBC News
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
- The 19-year-old Mbappe (the youngest player to score in a World Cup final) won the Raymond Kopa Trophy awarded to the best young player.
- Ada Hegerberg became the first women to win Ballon d’Or in 2018.