2018 Ballon d'Or

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2018 Ballon d'Or
Date3 December 2018 (2018-12-03)
LocationParis, France
CountryFrance
Presented byFrance Football
Highlights
Ballon d'OrCroatia Luka Modrić
(1st award)
Ballon d'Or FémininNorway Ada Hegerberg (1st award)
Kopa TrophyFrance Kylian Mbappé (1st award)
Websitewww.francefootball.fr

The 2018 Ballon d'Or was the 63rd annual award ceremony recognizing the best footballer in the world for 2018. The winners were announced on 3 December 2018[1][2] and, for the first time in its history, the Ballon d'Or Féminin and Kopa Trophy were awarded to the best female and male under-21 footballer, respectively.[3]

Shortlist[edit]

The nominees for the awards were announced on 9 October 2018.[3]

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

Ballon d'Or Féminin[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Points
1 Norway Ada Hegerberg France Lyon 136[5]
2 Denmark Pernille Harder Germany Wolfsburg 130
3 Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán France Lyon 86
4 Brazil Marta United States Orlando Pride 77
5 Australia Sam Kerr United States Chicago Red Stars
Australia Perth Glory
61
6 England Lucy Bronze France Lyon 51
7 France Amandine Henry France Lyon 34
France Wendie Renard France Lyon 34
9 United States Megan Rapinoe United States Seattle Reign 30
10 United States Lindsey Horan United States Portland Thorns 28
11 Netherlands Lieke Martens Spain Barcelona 26
12 Japan Saki Kumagai France Lyon 25
13 France Amel Majri France Lyon 9
14 England Fran Kirby England Chelsea 5
15 Canada Christine Sinclair United States Portland Thorns 4

Kopa Trophy[edit]

Rank Player Club(s) Points
1 France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 110
2 United States Christian Pulisic Germany Borussia Dortmund 31
3 Netherlands Justin Kluivert Netherlands Ajax
Italy Roma
18
4 Brazil Rodrygo Brazil Santos 12
Italy Gianluigi Donnarumma Italy Milan 12
6 England Trent Alexander-Arnold England Liverpool 6
7 Italy Patrick Cutrone Italy Milan 5
8 France Houssem Aouar France Lyon 4
9 Japan Ritsu Doan Netherlands Groningen 0
Mali Amadou Haidara Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0

Controversy[edit]

Shortly after winning the Ballon d'Or Féminin, Ada Hegerberg was asked by broadcast host, Martin Solveig to twerk on stage. Solveig later apologised for the remark, noting that it was a joke, but it was cited as an example of enduring sexism in sports.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le classement final du Ballon d'Or France Football 2018". France Football (in French). Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  2. ^ "Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric and Ada Hegerberg win awards – as it happened". Guardian. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Ballon d'Or 2018: contenders for football's global honour revealed | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  4. ^ "The definitive Ballon d'Or list: Modric, 753 points..." Marca. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  5. ^ Ballon D'Or 2018 Results: Modric, Hegerberg Win; Mbappe Takes Kopa Trophy
  6. ^ "Ballon d'Or: DJ Martin Solveig sorry for Ada Hegerberg 'twerk' question". BBC Sport. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Ada Hegerberg Won a Top Soccer Prize. Then She Was Asked About Twerking". The New York Times. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.