FIFA Ballon d’Or 2018 in pictures – Real Madrid’s Luka Modric ends 10-year dominance of Ronaldo and Messi

Luka Modric won Ballon d’Or for the first time as FIFA Ballon d’Or 2018 award show was held past night. The 33-year-old Croatian midfielder had an unreal year (2018) as he won Champions League with Real Madrid and got Croatia to FIFA World Cup 2018 finals. He was voted ‘Player Of The Tournament’ in World Cup 2018.

Ronaldo was one position behind his ex-teammate Luka Modric while Barcelona’s Lionel Messi finished on the 5th spot.

‘As a kid we all have dreams. My dream was to play for a big club and win important trophies. Ballon d’Or was more than just a dream for me and it is really an honour and a privilege to hold this trophy’ said Luka Modric after winning the trophy.

Lyon’s forward Ada Hegerberg who also plays for Norway won the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or.

Here are some pictures from the award show held last night –

PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 03: Luka Modric of Croatia and Real Madrid wins the 2018 Ballon D’Or at Le Grand Palais on December 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 03: Ada Hegerberg of Sweden and Olympioque Lyonnais wins the 2018 Ballon D’Or at Le Grand Palais on December 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 03: Kylian Mbappe of France and Paris Saint-Germain wins the Kopa Trophy for best young player at the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Le Grand Palais on December 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 03: Luka Modric of Croatia and Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe of £France and Paris Saint-Germain and Ada Hegerberg of Sweden and Olympioque Lyonnais pose with their trophy during the 2018 Ballon D’Or ceremony at Le Grand Palais on December 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 03: Antoine Griezmann of France and Atletico Madrid attends the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Le Grand Palais on December 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 03: Florentino Perez attends the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Le Grand Palais on December 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE – DECEMBER 03: Luka Modric of Croatia and Real Madrid poses with his wife Vanja Bosnic and their children Ivano and Ema after he won the 2018 Ballon D’Or at Le Grand Palais on December 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

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