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Video: Luka Modric Wins Ballon d’Or

Milos Markovic in Soccer Videos 4 Dec 2018

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Croatia international and Real Madrid midfield maestro Luka Modric was awarded the prestigious Ballon d’Or award on Monday night.

The Croat beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to lift the coveted individual prize which capped a remarkable year for the diminutive midfielder.

Modric was overwhelmed with emotion upon the announcement.

He thanked his club, country and family…

…but he also mentioned the former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane who might have been the first one to truly believe Modric could win the Ballon d’Or.

“When Zidane became Madrid coach in January 2016, he called me to his office one day after training and told me how he saw me as a player and what he expected of me. He told me that I was an important player for him and, above all, that he saw me as a player who could win the Ballon d’Or.”, Modric revealed.

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Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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