Luka Modric is the Ballon d’Or 2018 winner leaving the last decade legacy of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Croatia midfielder was red hot running far from the two after winning European Best Player, also being voted the FIFA World Best Player. He also won the Golden Ball during the World Cup. This is the Modric’s 4th individual award of the stunning season he had.
Luka Modric had an incredible 2017-18 season, helping Real Madrid to win 3rd consecutive UEFA Champions League, being the frontman and guiding National team to World Cup runners up in Russia 2018.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo came in second-place, with World Cup winners Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe finishing third and fourth respectively. Barcelona captain Messi surprisingly finished in a distant 5th.
Ronaldo and Messi’s fans unite as the Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or. But isn’t fair.? Just to accept Croatia was the most underrated team and reaching the World Cup finals and leading them from the front Luka Modric deserves some credit for it.
While Lionel Messi didn’t have a good World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo was good in the World Cup scoring hattrick against Spain, scored a winner against Morocco, but both couldn’t pass Round of 16 stages but Modric carried till finals and he was there stand out player.
— #ballondor (@francefootball) December 3, 2018
Here’s how twitter reacts to Ballon d’Or
— Yathurshanan (@kvyathu) December 4, 2018
— Peña Madridista de Nagpur (@RMNagpur) December 3, 2018
Puskas: I’m the worst award given in 2018
— 👑I_O_J👑 (@D_one_above_all) December 3, 2018
— Am!t (@am9tg9) December 4, 2018
— Mesut (@Tvvittergod1) December 3, 2018
— Faxe Axelsson (@FaxeAxelsson) December 3, 2018
How can you name a whole LIONEL MESSI the 5th best player in the world
Such DISRESPECT 🤦🏾🤦🏾
Ballon D’or just bi some shit awards#Ballondor
— 🇬🇭 Kwabena Shaggy 🇬🇭 (@KobbyShaggy) December 3, 2018
— Vinny (@BlackVinnyMac) December 3, 2018
• Cristiano Ronaldo – 55 games, 54 goals and 11 assists.
• Lionel Messi – 54 games, 46 goals and 18 assists.
• Luka Modrić – 59 games, 5 goals and 11 assists.
There’s only one deserved winner and that is Cristiano Ronaldo.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) December 3, 2018
— Chris (@_chrisnjogu) December 3, 2018
— ⚡HoodRaikage⚡ (@thia6o2) December 3, 2018
This might do some clarification
We shouldn’t give the Ballon d’Or to the most talented player. Otherwise, it would be boring. It’s as if we gave all 100 meters trophies to Usain Bolt. It doesn’t work like that. If a guy runs faster than Bolt on once occasion he should win the trophy.
— Munch ⭐️⭐️ (@MnMunch) December 3, 2018
But Luka Modric win Ballon D’Or pic.twitter.com/KZMVExTjai
— Lionel Sumon Talukder (@lionel_sumon) December 3, 2018
— PRoCRaSTiNaToR (@Blueremmmy) December 3, 2018
— Ahsan Ayaz (@AhsanAyazPTI) December 3, 2018
What troubles me is that a great player like Luka modric got all this awards in one year, but those two magisterial amazing players didn’t win the ballon d’or once, we all know that we live in an unfair world! Football owns them a lot! #BallonDOr #FranceFootball pic.twitter.com/YidUADFxel
— jadismail (@jadismail) December 4, 2018
Imagine been supporting Real Madrid watching Luka Modric helping the club so much over the past five years and still not feeling excited for him..
— MÖ (@LasaetaRubia9) December 3, 2018