Ballon d’Or rankings reveal massive margin Luka Modric won by
Messi didn’t even break the top three
Monday night signaled the end of an era, as for the first time since 2007 someone not called Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or.
Real Mardrid’s Luka Modric picked up the award instead.
The Croatian won the Champions League for the third time in a row this year, but it was his keystone performances for the Croatian national team, dragging them into the final, that were crucial to securing the win.
Now the rankings for the award have been revealed, and it shows that Modric won by an absolutely massive margin.
The midfielder received 753 points in the voting – over 300 more than the 478 points Cristiano Ronaldo got.
Antoine Griezmann was third on 414 points.
Surprisingly, Lionel Messi only came fifth, behind Kylian Mbappé.
Read the full Ballon d’Or rankings below:
1 Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid), 753 points
2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid and Juventus), 478 points
3 Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico Madrid), 414 points
4 Kylian Mbappé (France, PSG), 347 points
5 Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona), 280 points
6 Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool), 188 points
7 Raphael Varane (France, Real Madrid), 121 points
8 Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea), 119 points
9 Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City), 29 points
10 Harry Keane (England, Tottenham), 25 points
11 N'Golo Kanté (France, Chelsea), 24 points
12 Neymar (Brazil, PSG), 19 points
13 Luis Suárez (Uruguay, FC Barcelona), 17 points
14 Thibaut Courtois (Belgium, Chelsea and Real Madrid), 12 points
15 Paul Pogba (France, Manchester United), 9 points
16 Sergio Agüero (Argentina, Manchester City), 7 points
17 Gareth Bale (Wales, Real Madrid), 6 points
17 Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid), 6 points
19 Roberto Firmino (Brazil, Liverpool), 4 points
19 Ivan Rakitic (Croatia, FC Barcelona), 4 points
19 Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), 4 points
22 Edinson Cavani (Uruguay, PSG), 3 points
22 Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool), 3 points
22 Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid), 3 points
25 Alisson (Brazil, AS Roma and Liverpool), 2 points
25 Mario Mandzukic (Croacia, Juventus), 2 points
25 Jan Oblak (Slovenia, Atlético Madrid), 2 points
28 Diego Godín (Uruguay, Atlético Madrid), 1 point
29 Isco (Spain, Real Madrid), 0 points