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2018 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best international player from the previous year.

Below are the nominees in the final order after voting for the 2018 award. The winner was Luka Modrić. He was the first Croat to win the award, and he won easily over previous winner Cristiano Ronaldo. The 2018 award was the first time since Kaká in 2007 that a player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won, ending a 10-year dominance by those two players. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

The Kopa Trophy for the world's best young men's player was first awarded in 2018. 2018 was also the first time the women's Ballon d'Or award was presented (called the Ballon d'Or Féminin).

Final order for the men's 2018 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Club Nationality Points
1 Luka Modrić Real Madrid Croatia 753
2 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid /  Juventus Portugal 478
3 Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid France 414
4 Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain France 347
5 Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina 280
6 Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt 188
7 Raphaël Varane Real Madrid France 121
8 Eden Hazard Chelsea Belgium 119
9 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Belgium 29
10 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur England 25
11 N'Golo Kanté Chelsea France 24
12 Neymar Paris Saint-Germain Brazil 19
13 Luis Suárez Barcelona Uruguay 17
14 Thibaut Courtois Chelsea /  Real Madrid Belgium 12
15 Paul Pogba Manchester United France 9
16 Sergio Agüero Manchester City Argentina 7
17 Gareth Bale Real Madrid Wales 6
  Karim Benzema Real Madrid France 6
19 Roberto Firmino Liverpool Brazil 4
  Ivan Rakitić Barcelona Croatia 4
  Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Spain 4
22 Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Uruguay 3
  Sadio Mané Liverpool Senegal 3
  Marcelo Real Madrid Brazil 3
25 Alisson Roma / Liverpool Brazil 2
  Mario Mandžukić Juventus Croatia 2
  Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid Slovenia 2
28 Diego Godín Atlético Madrid Uruguay 1
29 Isco Real Madrid Spain 0
  Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur France 0

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