Messi and Ronaldo fans slam organisers of Ballon d'Or

06 December, 2018, 05:49 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Luka Modric

Modric, who has won the Champions League four times with Madrid, was fifth in Ballon d'Or polling previous year.

Luka Modric said he wants to retire at Real Madrid after beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the Ballon d'Or.

Modric, meanwhile, received the World Cup Golden Ball as the tournament's best player and won the Champions League with Real Madrid.

Juventus forward Ronaldo, the victor of the past two awards, finished second and Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann was third.

France Football has awarded the prestigious prize to the best male player every year since 1956, adding a women's award this year.

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French disc jockey Martin Solveig appeared to embarrass Hegerberg when he asked her if she would "twerk" after she collected the trophy. "They are the future". Stats-wise, the midfielder was nowhere near Messi and Ronaldo, but his performance in the World Cup seems to have swayed the votes in his favour.

No player other than Ronaldo and Messi had claimed a Ballon d'Or since 2008, with both players winning five apiece over the past decade.

France Football and Solveig have brought a bad name for Women's Ballon d'Or in its inaugural edition.

Disgusted by the uncalled-for question, Hegerberg kept her cool and brushed off Solveig with a flat "no", which he and some others laughed off.

"You've seen that I prepared a little celebration for Kylian (Mbappe) so we said we're going to do something similar".

As far as his role with Real Madrid is concerned, the 25-year-old was an ever present in the Champions League knockout stages. I didn't really think about it at the time to be honest.

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