Midfielder of real Madrid and Croatia’s Luka Modric won the award “Golden ball” in 2018. 33-year-old broke the hegemony of the Argentine Lionel Messi and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who distributed among themselves the award for the past 10 years, since 2008.
So, the player of Juventus this year, got second place, and the forward of “Barcelona” finished in fifth place, according to the website of the magazine France Football.
Luka Modric has become the first Croatian winner of the “Golden ball”. It is also the first since 2004 an Eastern European to receive the award.
It is worth noting that 14 years ago the “Golden ball” went to the current head coach of the national team of Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko.
Earlier, the “real” more than ten times reduced the amount of the transfer of Modric. In August, the President of real Madrid said the amount of ransom for Modric.