Zlatan Ibrahimovic has thrown shade at Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric indicating that Florentino Perez is the reason why they won the Ballon dOr over Lionel Messi.

Luka Modric beats off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezman to win the 2018 Ballon d'Or, following an impressive UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup campaigns with Real Madrid and Croatia, respectively.

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Ronaldo who left Real Madrid for Juventus this season won the last two editions before his former teammate Modric continued the suquence of Madrid dominanance in the oldest individual award in the world lately.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who rates Lionel Messi as the greatest player of all-time believes that the fact that Luka Modric emerged the Ballon d'or winner is a clear indication that Florentino Perez was the person behind Ronaldo's triump over Lionel Messi in Ballon d'Or challenge.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won five Ballon d'Or apiece.