BALLOND’OR

 

(Spain,December 2018)

On the third of December, the gold ball ceremony was held. The winners of these awards were Luka Modric, Ada Hagerberg and KylianMbappé. The BallonD´or is given every year by the French magazine called France football, considered the highest individual honour at the world football level.

This prize has been delivered since 1956, this year edition was the number 62 and this award it also chosen by a jury formed exclusively by specialized journalists from the world’s leading sports publications.

This year there were three winners. The most important prize was won by Luka Modric, a 33 year old Croatian player.

Modric has become a reference player at Real Madrid, he has won four of the last five Champions.

The ceremony was in Paris and he was considered the best footballer of 2018, the second was Christian and  the third Griezmann. With this award he closed one of his best years in his life.

Another important point of this night was that a women, called Ada Hegerberg, won the first Golden ball in the history of this award. Kylian Mbappé won the trophy kopa, an annual prize that since this year gives the French sports magazine France Football to the best soccer player under 21 years in the world.He is the first French player to win this prize.The young PSG striker has been proclaimed the best U21 player on the planet and it also was the favourite in all bets.The attacker was the champion of Russia’s last World Cup with France, the Ligue-1 champion with his club and he has been one of the biggest breakthroughs in world football in the last years. His great talent has caused that even many people named him as the winner of the Golden Ball.

https://www.marca.com/en/football/international-football/2018/12/08/5c0b954322601dc9518b45f8.html

https://elpais.com/tag/premio_balon_oro/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Ballon_d%27Or

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