Modric's father pays moving tribute to Ballon d'Or victor

Modric's father pays moving tribute to Ballon d'Or victor

Modric's father pays moving tribute to Ballon d'Or victor

WA soccer superstar Sam Kerr has been named the world's fifth-best female player in the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or.

Grenada also went for Manchester City striker Aguero but as their Ballon d'Or victor, not picking a single member of the French World Cup winning squad in the process.

Kyrgyzstan went left field with Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as their top pick while Mongolia's pick was slightly more conventional in French wonder kid and Kopa award victor Kylian Mbappe.

Griezmann won both the Europa League and World Cup in 2018, the striker inspirational in the respective triumphs of Atletico Madrid and France.

Kevin Keegan twice won the top award in the two seasons after leaving Liverpool for Hamburg in 1977.

The 33-year-old broke Cristiano Ronaldo's and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on the prestigious award, becoming the first victor other than Ronaldo or Messi since Brazil's Kaká in 2007. I want to thank my teammates and coaches at Real Madrid and those with the national team.

After a shortlist of 3o players was selected by France Football magazine, a jury of global journalists voted on the players they considered first, second and third.

French disc jockey Martin Solveig appeared to embarrass Hegerberg when he asked her if she would "twerk" after she collected the trophy.

"A disappointment? Well, from where I come, it's no problem", he said. It was a really special year for me.

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.

Mbappe and Griezmann scored in the 4-2 World Cup final win against Croatia.

"People who have followed me for 20 years know how respectful I am especially with women".

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