Luka Modrić wins the 2018 Ballon d'Or

The Men's Ballon d'Or - first presented in 1956 - was won by Croatia and Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric.

Florentino Perez took over the Real Madrid presidency in 2000 and he signed Luis Figo that summer, with the Portuguese player going on to win that year's Ballon d'Or award.

For the first time, France Football is also giving out a women's Ballon d'Or award in addition to the Kopa Trophy, named for French great Raymond Kopa and given to the world's best player under 21.

The pair were also nominated for this year's award in a 30-strong shortlist that also featured the likes of France's World Cup winners Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann and Modric's Croatian teammates Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic. He wanted me to open myself more. The 33-year-old midfielder was voted player of the tournament.

Modric became the first player from Croatia to win the Ballon d'Or, crowning a flawless year for country and club. "I want to end this speech with a message to all young girls in the world".

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The win was slightly overshadowed when the host DJ Martin Solveig asked Hegerberg to twerk on stage in celebration. Yesterday, the Croatia global was announced as the victor of the award, to the surprise of many football fans.

"My son, I am the happiest and proudest father in the world", he said.

He tweeted: "I explained to @AdaStolsmo the buzz and she told me she understood it was a joke".

The DJ was the subject of criticism on social media following his exchange Hegerberg and quickly apologised for his comments with a video posted on Twitter. I didn't really think about it at the time to be honest.

Mbappe and Griezmann scored in the 4-2 World Cup final win against Croatia. "I do not know".

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