Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s dominance in the men’s awards while Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg took the first ever women’s award in Paris
Here are some quotes from Modric: “It’s an unbelievable feeling, and 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 means I did something really special on the pitch this year, that’s why 2018 was the year for me.”
Luka Modric, Ada Hegerberg and Kylian Mbappé pose with their awards. Photograph: Benoît Tessier/Reuters
Martin Solveig really asked Ada Hegerberg, the first ever Ballon D’Or winner, to twerk. The absolute disrespect bruh. pic.twitter.com/Mtc5DBjS7a
— A West (@ayyy_west) December 3, 2018