The prestigious Award Ballon d’Or is something to be proud of, in the field of football. It holds a great significance to the players. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: the football legends had previously kept dominance over the Award. The year 2017-18 turn out to be an exciting year as Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Modric was awarded Ballon d’Or.
Who is Luka Modric?
Luka Modric with outstanding performance in World Cup 2018 led Croatia to a first World Cup final as well as won his third successive Champions League in May aced the top position among others Ballon d’Or nominees including famous name Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Luka Modric, 33, was born on 9th September 1985, born in Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia, is the best midfielders of his generation.
Top 4 players Entitled on the List
Ronaldo who recently entered to Juventus from Real Madrid secured the second position. The players of France who helped to grab World Cup 2018 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid-frontman) and Kylain Mbappe(PSG-attacker), a name to worth remembering for a long time came third and fourth in the list. Whereas, the sensational forward player of Barcelona grabbed the fifth position respectively.
Ballon d’Or: An Award Everyone Craves for?
The award Ballon d’Or is a popular title handed by the France Football Association to a player with a spectacular performance. The practice of entitling the awarded was started from 1956, being Stanley Matthews, the first winner.
From the same year, the title was awarded to players all over Europe. The editorial staff of the French magazine compiles the 30-man list of nominees, where the winner is voted by the journalist around the globe representing only one nation.