Is Modric a worthy victor? Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe finished fourth to round out the top five. If the Bianconeri can break their jinx and win the Champions League then the little Argentine magician will definitely be in the reckoning to win the award.
Modric managed to win by a huge margin of 267 votes, but not every nation picked the 33-year-old at all let alone as their victor.
Has continued to play a chief role for Los Blancos despite poor start to campaign.
World Cup winners N'Golo Kante (11) and Paul Pogba (15) finished in the top 20 after being recognised for their performances in Russian Federation.
France Football magazine has been awarding the Ballon d'Or since 1956, and created a women's award for the first time this year.
But Varane has played a crucial role in winning the two biggest trophies in world football in 2018 and if that isn't enough for a defender to get Ballon d'Or recognition, nothing will be.
The Croatian capped a successful year with the award after he won the Champions League and was a finalist in the 2018 World Cup. He scored a hat trick against Spain at the World Cup but he failed to make an impression when Portugal lost to Uruguay in the round of 16.
The award, which began in 1956, was selected by a panel of global journalists, which included just one representative from each country.
Harry Kane propped up the top ten while Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah also represented the Premier League ninth, eight and sixth respectively.
Speaking after picking up the award, Modric said: "It is a unique feeling". I can't find words.
Kylian Mbappe, who dazzled for France as Les Bleus triumphed in Russian Federation in the summer, won the newly-formed Kopa award for the best young player. "The Ballon d'Or was more than just a dream for me and it is really an honour and a privilege to hold this trophy". Maybe the European Cup is more important than the World Cup. The 19-year-old became the second-youngest to ever score in a World Cup final as he helped France to their second title this summer.
The Syrian military has reportedly shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles, over the country's southern region. A military source did not specify the targets but dismissed earlier reports that an Israeli war plane had been downed.
With the game tied and the ball at midfield with 3 minutes left, Georgia could've punted the ball and pinned the Tide deep. The Crimson Tide is the only team to advance to all five College Football Playoffs since the inaugural tournament in 2014.
Trade Minister Liam Fox said May's attempts to win over public support by touring the country to sell her deal was working. May's comments came after lawmakers proposed an amendment that could stop Brexit if Parliament rejects her agreement.
Stone told ABC News on Sunday he would not testify against Trump and has not discussed a pardon with the president. In late 2016, the two allegedly spoke about the US sanctions imposed on Russian Federation .
The couple asked police for help , and emergency service officers tried unsuccessfully to locate the sparkler. After seeing the footage officers managed to rescue the ring, clean it up and now want to find its owners.
After the hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that there is zero chance the crown prince wasn't involved. She said her office doesn't have the mandate to conduct a criminal investigation, however.
Maryland's governor has declared that state government agencies and offices will close in honor of former President George H.W. Hundreds of members of the public began quietly filing into the Capitol late Monday to pay their final respects.
Ten-man Huddersfield saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the John Smith's Stadium. Vote in the Irish Independent Sport Star Awards and you could win the ultimate sports prize.
Trucks move almost $385 billion in goods between the US and Mexico, and $336 billion in trade between the USA and Canada. Kester says the agreement brings the trading relationship with US neighbors into the 21st-century.
He will have woken up this morning thanking his lucky stars that he still has that green and gold belt, which belongs to me'. Listen, I'm not going to take anything from Wilder , he's a great champion and a great man.
Manchester United's draw left them in seventh place in the Premier League table and 16 points behind leaders Manchester City . The players they don't understand that simplicity is genius, especially in some parts of the pitch.
Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 855 Processor for 5G Phones
That said, a number of reports have said the OnePlus 7 will include the latest Snapdragon chipset but it won't be capable of 5G. Qualcomm is expected to reveal more details about the Snapdragon 855 and its features over the next few days from the summit.
The College Football Playoff is officially set
No. 1 Alabama (13-0) will meet No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) in the other semifinal in the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida. The wild card was Georgia beating the mighty Tide, which could have meant two SEC teams for the second straight season.
White House contradicts Trump, says there's no deal with China
Trump tweeted: " China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. now the tariff is 40%". He then referred to his plan for escalating 10% duties on Chinese imports to 25%, tweeting: "Remember I am a Tariff Man ".
Tijuana shuts down migrant caravan shelter
The new shelter is a former outdoor concert venue with walls and buildings on all four sides to create a single entry and exit. He was with a 12-year-old boy who he took under his wing after the boy's parents left the caravan to return to Honduras.
Israeli police recommend indicting PM for bribery
The prime minister insists that he and his wife have done nothing wrong or illegal and that he intends to remain in office. They are suspected of interfering in regulatory decisions that favoured Bezeq and its majority shareholder Shaul Elovitch.
UEFA Draw Euro 2020 Qualification Groups
You could say the group is less hard because Germany are not there but that would not be true. The hosts of Sunday's draw were paired with Switzerland, Denmark , Georgia and Gibraltar.
'Battle' over as Trudeau, Trump, Pena Nieto sign 'new NAFTA'
The awful NAFTA will soon be gone. "We've taken a lot of barbs and a little abuse and we got there", Trump said after the signing. During a speech Friday, the president called the new agreement one of the largest deals to re-balance trade in recent history.