Why Luka Modric won the balloon d & # 39; Or saved Man Utd from a £ 7.2 million payout

Why Luka Modric won the balloon d & # 39; Or saved Man Utd from a £ 7.2 million payout

Luka Modric, who won the balloon d & # 39; Or, unavoidably saved Manchester United from having to part with £ 7.2m.

The Real Madrid midfielder won the coveted award for the first time on Monday evening following a brilliant season in which he won the Champions League trophy and led Croatia to the World Cup finals.

Modric won the "Best FIFA Player of the Year Award" award and was also the favorite to win the balloon d & # 39; Or.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial never stood in the race for the award. The five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo was second in the race and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann finished third.

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