Lionel Messi Finishes In 5th Place In Ballon d'Or Voting

Lionel Messi Finishes In 5th Place In Ballon d'Or Voting

Mbappe also clinched the FIFA World Cup "Best Young Player Award" and was named in the Ligue 1 'Team of the Year'. Modric claimed the Golden Ball as the most valuable player at the tournament, averaging 69 passes per match and logging the most minutes at the tourney of any player.

In his acceptance speech, Modric said: "It's a unique feeling". 'I'm very happy and grateful to everyone who recognised my journey.

"It is hard to express my emotion and how I feel in words".

"As a kid we have dreams".

Griezmann has responded angrily to the Ballon d'Or snub, saying, "I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do?"

He's won the Ballon d'Or five times in his career.

Ronaldo was second in the polling followed by France forward Antoine Griezmann.

Another Frenchman, Modric's Madrid teammate Raphael Varane, was seventh, just behind Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah.

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England skipper Harry Kane, who won the Golden Boot in Russian Federation, came 10th, with Wales' talisman Gareth Bale finishing in 17th place.

'I held back the tears, it's been an exceptional night to form part of these players who have won this prize'. "Most importantly congratulations to Ada".

"A disappointment? Well, from where I come, it's no problem", he said.

"I didn't really consider it as sexual harassment or anything in the moment".

How did the Ballon d'Or voting work?

Accompanied by a video apologising further to Hegerberg, Solveig wrote on Twitter: "Sincere apologies to the one I may have offended". For me, everything pointed to Modric. Watch the full sequence. "I let them know, quite clearly, what I found wasn't working".

"What questions did they ask Mbappe and Modric?". I like to read good articles and a passionate football fan.

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