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Luka Modric Wins Ballon d’Or 2018. (See Full List)

It caps off a memorable year for Modric, who won his third Champions League in a row at Real Madrid before inspiring Croatia to the World Cup final against all odds.

Luka Modric Wins Ballon d’Or 2018. (See Full List)

Last year’s winner Ronaldo finished in second after claiming his fifth Champions League title, while Antoine Griezmann surprisingly pipped compatriot Kylian Mbappe into third following France’s World Cup victory.

Messi came in fifth, making it the first time since 2006 that the five-time winner was not in the top three, while Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was the highest-placed Premier League player in sixth.

BALLON D’OR LIST IN FULL

1. Luka Modric (Real Madrid/CRO)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus/POR)

3. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/FRA)

4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)

5. Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ARG)

6. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/EGY)

7. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/FRA)

8. Eden Hazard (Chelsea/BEL)

9. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City/BEL)

10. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG)

11. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/FRA)

12. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain/BRA

13. Luis Suarez (Barcelona/URU)

14. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea/Real Madrid/BEL)

15. Paul Pogba (Manchester United/FRA)

16. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/ARG)

=17. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/WAL)

=17. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/FRA)

=19. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/BRA)

=19. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona/CRO)

=19. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/ESP)

=22. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain/URU)

=22. Sadio Mane (Liverpool/SEN)

=22. Marcelo (Real Madrid/BRA)

=25. Alisson Becker (Roma/Liverpool/BRA)

=25. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid/SLO)

=25. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus/CRO)

28. Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid/URU)

=29. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/FRA)

=29. Isco (Real Madrid/ESP)

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