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:
— Sep_ (@J_Tember) December 3, 2018
Is Sepp Blatter writing the lines?
— ገድለ | Gedle (@EldeGuevara) December 3, 2018
— Huey P Newton (@Mapoma_Mataka) December 3, 2018
— Aamaal (@Amaalshopes) December 3, 2018
— Penandes (@_dasiago) December 3, 2018
— sic (@realftmadrid) December 3, 2018
— Fake Carlton (@_CarltonCole9) December 3, 2018
La page Wikipedia de Martin Solveig
— Paul Guyonnet (@Pauluskupa) 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
Humans on this earth that believes Modric deserved to win looks like this pic.twitter.com/6lUPMCMzRK
— Mr.Realiable (@Jurgxit) December 3, 2018
Tumblr is not number 1 even here lmao weak ass hoe (also what's modric) pic.twitter.com/g2WttL1trf
— laststandofdeadman | Godzilla rights | (@Maricorreialol) December 3, 2018
Now apologise for the jacket.
— Phil Harris (@kingswell) December 3, 2018