Ballon d’Or 2018: Follow Live, Nominees, start time, date, favourites, winner, shortlist, Sam Kerr, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, odds


The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Tuesday morning AEDT, with Croatia’s Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners all hoping to finally end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the award for the last decade, claiming it five times each, but the expectation is that a new name will be read out as this year’s winner at just after 8am AEDT at the Grand Palais, just off the Champs-Elysees.

Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his five Golden Balls
Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his five Golden BallsSource: Getty Images

While Ronaldo won another Champions League with Real Madrid in a typically prolific year, and Messi continues to mesmerise for Barcelona, both are now in their 30s and neither really stamped their authority on the World Cup in Russia.

Meanwhile our own Sam Kerr is one of 15 nominees vying to become the first ever winner of the newly introduced Women’s Ballon d’Or.

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