Ballon d'Or rankings: Messi finishes 5th, Ronaldo runner-up
The race for the 2018 Ballon d'Or has concluded, and so has a decade of dual dominance.
France Football magazine revealed the official ranking of the 30 finalists for the prestigious individual award, releasing the names in batches throughout Monday.
Ronaldo finished as runner-up to his former Real Madrid teammate Modric, while Messi placed fifth, his lowest ranking since he finished joint-20th as a 19-year-old back in 2006.
Here's how the 30 finalists stacked up:
Rank Player Club National Team 1 Luka Modric Real Madrid Croatia 2 Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Portugal 3 Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid France 4 Kylian Mbappe PSG France 5 Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina 6 Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt 7 Raphael Varane Real Madrid France 8 Eden Hazard Chelsea Belgium 9 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Belgium 10 Harry Kane Tottenham England 11 N'Golo Kante Chelsea France 12 Neymar PSG Brazil 13 Luis Suarez Barcelona Uruguay 14 Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid Belgium 15 Paul Pogba Manchester United France 16 Sergio Aguero Manchester City Argentina 17e Gareth Bale Real Madrid Wales 17e Karim Benzema Real Madrid France 19e Roberto Firmino Liverpool Brazil 19e Ivan Rakitic Barcelona Croatia 19e Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Spain 22e Edinson Cavani PSG Uruguay 22e Sadio Mane Liverpool Senegal 22e Marcelo Real Madrid Brazil 25e Alisson Liverpool Brazil 25e Mario Mandzukic Juventus Croatia 25e Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid Slovenia 28 Diego Godin Atletico Madrid Uruguay 29e Isco Real Madrid Spain 29e Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur France
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