The Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d’Or duopoly is no more after Luka Modric won the award for the first time in Paris on Monday.
He said: “It seems surreal what we are achieving. We have character and quality. But without having that it would be difficult without being a family. “We will try like always to win. This is the competition of Real Madrid. Every year it gets more difficult.
Exactly three weeks after the football world was thrown into grief following the death of Fiorentina’s Davide Astori, another footballer – Bruno Boban suffered a heart attack and died on the pitch moments after a ball struck him in the chest from close range.