Luka Modric has been the king of football in 2018. The Real Madrid midfielder was unanimously acknowledged as the world's best player. Having already picked up FIFA's The Best award, and UEFA's Men's Player of the Year 2017/18, the Croatian was crowned as winner of the Ballon d'Or in Paris. France Football Magazine, who present the prestigious award, recognised his excellent year at a gala which was replete with Whites representation, heading by club president, Florentino Pérez.
Modric saw off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo, Griezmann and Mbappé in a vote completed by journalists from around the world. “It's a special feeling, it's been a huge year for me", he stated as he collected the award. The midfielder had a special mention for the madridista squad: "Thank you to my Real Madrid teammates and to everyone who works for the club".
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