The midfield star becomes the first ever Croatian to win the Ballon d'Or.
The Real Madrid player recently bagged the prestigious Ballon d'Or, ending the ten-year dominance of Argentina striker Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal. He has won the Champions League four times with Madrid.
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Modric won his third UEFA Champions League in May and played in Croatia to help his team to reach their first World Cup final. "God takes his time but he doesn't fail", she wrote with an image of Ronaldo holding one of the five Ballon d'Or awards he has won in his illustrous career.
Modric, however, admitted he would give up all his individual accolades - including the Ballon d'Or - to win the World Cup.
"But, like I told you, I would change all of this for a World Cup". "This success we achieved at the World Cup for such a small country like Croatia is something wonderful. I'm happy proud and honored, I have a lot of emotions right now, it's hard to describe in words", said Modric, wearing a tuxedo as he collected the award from presenter and former France forward David Ginola after a glamorous ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Modric will hope to lead Madrid to victory when they tackle Melila on Thursday in the Copa del Rey fixture.