Luka Modric ‘honoured’ after winning men’s 2018 Ballon d’Or – video

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric said he was ‘happy, proud and honoured’ after being named winner of the 2018 men’s Ballon d’Or on Monday.

The 33-year-old broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold on the prestigious award, becoming the first winner other than Ronaldo or Messi since Brazil’s Kaká in 2007.

Modric helped Real Madrid win a third successive Champions League title in May and also captained Croatia to their first World Cup final, being named player of the tournament despite his side losing 4-2 to France.

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via Football | The Guardian

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