4 December 2018

Luka Modric wins the 2018-2019 Ballon d'Or award ends rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi

The 8 years rivalry between former Real Madrid star Cristaino Ronaldo and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has been brought to halt after Real  midfielder Luka Modric wins the 2018-2019 Ballon d'Or award.
Luka Modric wins the 2018-2019 Ballon d'Or award ends rivalry between Ronaldo  and Messi

The  Croatia star claimed the 2018 Ballon d’Or at a ceremony in Paris beating the likes of Liverpool Salah, Messi, Mbappa, Grizman and other to theres to the prestigious award.
Modric set a new record by wining the Ballon d'Or in Paris this year as it is the first time since 2007 that the award has gone to a player other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

He  described Ronaldo and Messi as “phenomenal players”, adding: “To win means I did something really special on the pitch this year, that’s why 2017-18 was the year for me.”

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Modric, the first Croatian player to win the award. “It’s a big pleasure to be here among all these players.

“I am still trying to realise that I have become part of a group of exceptional players to win the Ballon d’Or.”

“In my career I’ve realised that hard work and persistence in difficult moments sets the foundation to show your talent,” he added.

“One phrase I like to say: ‘The best things never come easy.’ For me to achieve all this, nothing was easy.”

The Ballon d'Or award arguments Modric's spectacular 13 months in European football that saw him win Champions League with his club Real Madrid and also named FIFA BEST player of the year after he helped his country reach the world cup finals.

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