Luka Modric

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has congratulated Luka Modric for winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday.

Modric’s efforts for Madrid and for World Cup finalists Croatia in 2018 were rewarded with football’s top individual honour on Monday as he pipped former Santiago Bernabeu favourite Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.

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The Madrid president also expects that the Croatian will not be the last star from Los Blancos to win the prestigious award.

Perez said, “Real Madrid have a very important affair with this prestigious trophy. It’s a beautiful love story between the Ballon d’Or and Real Madrid and I’m sure it’s going to continue.”

It was the 10th time in history a Real Madrid player has won the award, while Modric became seventh individual player from the club to win it.