Luka Modric (Croatian midfielder) wins men's Ballon d'Or award. He played a crucial role in Croatia reaching FIFA world cup final and Real Madrid club winning the third straight Champions League trophy. With this, he ended the dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in winning this award. Norway's Ada Hegerberg wins women's Ballon d'Or. It is the inaugural edition of Women's Ballon d'Or.