Checkout how journalists voted Modric as he beats Ronaldo with over 250 points

Checkout how journalists voted Modric as he beats Ronaldo with over 250 points

- Luka Modric emerged winner for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award on Friday night in Paris

- The 33-year-old Modric entered the record books as the oldest recipient of the award

- Modric is also the first player in history to receive the World Cup Golden Ball, UEFA Men's Player, FIFA Best Men's Player awards in a year

Croatian playmaker Luka Modric was declared the winner for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award on Monday, December 3, in Paris.

According to sportbible.com citing Sport Witness, the Real Madrid star claimed the prestigious award with over 250 points from second placed Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award.

A further breakdown of the results showed that the Croatian, who emerged the FIFA Best Men's Player in September, was voted the best across different continents before he was handed the prize at the ceremony in Paris.

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Interestingly, the 33-year-old Modric has entered the record books as the oldest recipient of the award, and also the first player in history to receive the World Cup Golden Ball, UEFA Men's Player, FIFA Best Men's Player and Ballon d'Or in the same year.

In addition, the Los Blancos midfielder has also ensured that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10-year hold of the award, was finally brought to an end on Monday night.

The Ballon d'Or has been awarded by France Football magazine since 1956 and sees their editorial staff put together the 30-man shortlist.

However, there were some shocking votes by some journalists, who had the privilege to be among the voters.

According to Sport Witness, a graphic representation revealed how the various country voted as per their one representative.

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Even journalists from, St Kitts, Central African Republic and Kyrgyzstan were not left out as they also exercised their franchise.

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