Victor of 2018 Ballon d'Or revealed

Victor of 2018 Ballon d'Or revealed

With five Ballon d'Ors each, their domination began in 2008 with the Portuguese attacker winning as a Manchester United player.

Ronaldo, 33, is a contender to win the individual honour for a record sixth time after leading Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League crown earlier this year.

The ex-Real Madrid ace, who move to Juventus in the summer, bagged the Old Lady's second goal in their 3-0 win over Fiorentina this weekend.

The award, which began in 1956, was selected by a panel of worldwide journalists, which included just one representative from each country.

With Cristiano Ronaldo drawing a blank against Valencia, Lionel Messi reduced the gap between first and second to 15 goals with a brilliant strike in Barcelona's 2-1 away to PSV Eindhoven.

Those also in contention for the award included World Cup winners Antoine Griezmann, N'Golo Kante, Hugo Lloris, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane, but it was the pint-sized pivot who capped off a memorable year by scooping the award.


"It's a unique feeling".

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Croatia midfielder Luka Modric will reportedly emerge victor of 2018 Ballon d'Or award, according to reports.

According to Italian media, the Croatian playmaker makes a clean sweep of the awards this year winning both UEFA and FIFA's player of the year awards.

The 19-year-old fended off stiff competition from Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic, Roma's Justin Kluivert and AC Milan duo Gianluigi Donnarumma and Patrick Cutrone among other young stars.

Messi's Ballon d'Or wins: 5.

"There is only one player that has won the Champions League and the World Cup and he is called Varane", three-time Ballon d'Or victor Michel Platini said last month.

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