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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 footballer and male under-21 footballer, respectively.[3]

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



Ballon d'Or FémininEdit

Kopa TrophyEdit


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]


  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.