OTD in 2018, Luka Modric becomes 1st player not Messi or Ronaldo to win Ballon d’Or since 2007
On the 3rd of December 2018, Luka Modric made history as the first player not named Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or since 20o7.
Modric was rewarded for an outstanding performance leading Croatia to the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Modric also played a pivotal role in helping Real Madrid win the 2018 Champions League.
See the 2018 Ballon d’Or voting results below
Luka Modrić had 753 points
Cristiano Ronaldo had 478 points
Antoine Griezmann had 414 points
Kylian Mbappé had 347 points
Lionel Messi had 280 points