Sports world brings a shocking news about Ballon d’Or 2018 winner. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the football world for the past decade. Both of them have claimed the Ballon d’Or 5 times and they are unarguably the greatest players, the footballing world has seen. However, both of them have entered the last phase of their careers, but both have very bad news regarding Ballon d’Or 2018 winner.
Luka Modric is the player, who can end Ronaldo- Messi domination as he outclassed everyone with his performances in the World Cup. However, half the voting for the Ballon d’Or has completed and journalists have leaked the top three. The most shocking news is that neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo is on the podium. This means that they are not even top three. Modric is, however, leading the race now for Ballon d’Or 2018 winner while Varane and Kylian Mbappe on the podium.
Many former players believe that the Ballon d’Or winner must be from the World Cup winning team. Former French player and current Monaco Coach Thierry Henry believes that it would be a shame if the Ballon d’Or is not awarded to a World cup Winning player. He said:
“I think it would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d’Or, apart from Eden Hazard because he was extraordinary at every World Cup match – defensively and on the counter-attack.”
He further said this:
“But logically, a French player should win. Why not Varane? He won the Champions League, he was very strong.”
“There is the alien (extra-terrestrial) Kylian Mbappe, and also Antoine Griezmann. But I can also mention many players.”
Kylian Mbappe, who was the emerging player of the tournament, also a very strong candidate Ballon d’Or 2018. The French player became only the youngest player after The Brazilian Legend Pele, who scores a goal in World Cup Final.
Ballon d’Or winner is decided by the journalist, national teams coaches and the captains of the team. They decided the winner on the basis of past year performance by an individual for his national team and clubs. Read our article about top 5 Ballor nominee d’Or for this year.