Modric beats Ronaldo and Griezmann to Ballon d'Or award

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 04/12/2018

Real Madrid star Luka Modric edged Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to clinch the Ballon d’Or award in Paris.

The Croatian midfielder previously won FIFA's The Best and the World Cup's Golden Ball and the European Best Player award ending the ten years dominance of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Modric was on the podium with his Real Madrid former team-mate Ronaldo, who came second and Griezmann who finished in third place.

Modric was accompanied by his wife and three children, as well as Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.