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Sam Kerr named fifth best player in football’s Women’s Ballon d’Or

05 December 2018, 06:40 | Pamela Mathis

Luka Modric

Luka Modric

Modric, 33, ended the decade hegemony of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the coveted individual honour awarded by France Football on Monday.

Modric won the Uefa Champions League with Madrid and then guided Croatia to the Fifa World Cup final in July.

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, the world's most expensive player, dropped to 12th having been voted third best in last year's poll.

Ronaldo's former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric was awarded the gong ahead of the Portuguese at last night's ceremony.

Among all the awards the victor of the women's Ballon d'Or was also announced, and Ada Hegerberg took the accolade after her performances for Lyon and Norway saw the former clinch the Champions League title.

So, although very rare, there was a reason for Ronaldo and Messi fans to team up to air their frustrations at the organisers of the award.

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It can be argued that, though Ronaldo and Messi have been the best two players on the planet for the whole ten year period. they weren't always the best player in a single year and could have easily not won a few of those Ballon d'Ors.

The 23-year-old won the Ballon d'Or Feminin in fine style and was joined on stage by a number of her team-mates including England star Lucy Bronze, as she made an inspirational and powerful speech asking for "every young woman to believe in themselves". He wanted me to open myself more.

The win was slightly overshadowed when the host DJ Martin Solveig asked Hegerberg to twerk on stage in celebration. I didn't really think about it at the time to be honest.

He tweeted: "I explained to @AdaStolsmo the buzz and she told me she understood it was a joke".

"People who have followed me for 20 years know how respectful I am especially with women".



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