Luka Modrić has won the Ballon d’Or at the 2018 ceremony in Paris, ending the continual awards to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the last ten years.
The 33-year-old midfielder guided Croatia to a World Cup final in the summer after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid in May.
However, many fans vented their frustration on social media that the prize had not gone to one of the former favourites.
There was also uproar when presenter Martin Solveig asked Women’s Ballon d’Or Ada Hegerberg if she knew how to twerk.
These were the best jokes from the Ballon d’Or ceremony as Luka Modrić wins in 2018:
— ⚡ (@mbappemessi10) November 30, 2018
— Eon KId (@Neoismo) December 3, 2018
— Circumcised Goliath (@bodunde_xx) December 3, 2018
Africa :No one is better than us in terms of corruption
— King Bato (@Bato325) December 3, 2018
— Patrick Patrick's (@PatricPatricks) December 3, 2018
Huge congratulations to Luka Modric for winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or.. 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/z0Y40mBqgS
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) December 3, 2018
In a night where Messi and Ronaldo were eclipsed for the first time since 2008, and the first ever women's Ballon D'or was awarded, there was one man that knew no matter what it was going to be his night. Take a bow Martin Solveig. #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/RHC4t2Vd2c
— Thomas (@TWellsyyy) December 3, 2018
Is Sepp Blatter writing the lines?
— Gedle M. Ferede (@GedleFerede) December 3, 2018
— MKamohelo (@Kamohelo_14) December 3, 2018
— Huey P Newton. (@Mapoma_Mataka) December 3, 2018
— Amaal (@AmaalsHopes) December 3, 2018
— DASIAGO (@LarryDasiago) December 3, 2018
— larrygatari (@ziml4r) December 3, 2018
— Zweniel🍟@BikingW/Kante (@ZwebackHD) December 3, 2018
I’d like to formally apologise to 2010 Iniesta & Sneijder for getting robbed of the #BallonDor 🙃
— Fabian Smith-Vargas (@fabiansmithvar1) December 3, 2018
— sic🇳🇱 (@realftmadrid) December 3, 2018
— Kam (@KamranFCB) December 3, 2018
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) December 3, 2018
La page Wikipedia de Martin Solveig
— Paul Guyonnet (@Pauluskupa) December 3, 2018
— Keelium Lagan (@KeeliumL) December 3, 2018
So Neymar decided to stay at home to play Call Of Duty than attend the #BallonDor ceremony.
If I had seen that I ended up 12th via a leaked result, I would have stayed home to play games too.
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) December 3, 2018
— KroosT8 (@KroosT8) December 3, 2018
— Steve Voght (@voght) December 3, 2018
Luka Modric went from one of the most underrated players in the world to one of the most overrated players in the world in just a few months.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 3, 2018
How am I going to explain it to my kids that Modric won Ballon d'or and Iniesta diddn't?#ballondor
— Christopher (@Samuel14122417) December 3, 2018
Humans on this earth that believes Modric deserved to win looks like this pic.twitter.com/6lUPMCMzRK
— Mr.Realiable and 239 others (@Number1_Cuck) December 3, 2018
Tumblr is not number 1 even here lmao weak ass hoe (also what's modric) pic.twitter.com/g2WttL1trf
— laststandofdeadman (@Maricorreialol) December 3, 2018
Now apologise for the jacket.
— Phil Harris (@kingswell) December 3, 2018