Like Griezmann, the 19-year-old played a crucial role in France's World Cup winning team in Russian Federation, having scored 4 goals (including one in the finals) to win him the competition's Young Player Award.
The worst kept secret in football was made official on Monday inside the Le Grand Palais in the French capital as, for the first time since 2007, a player not named Cristiano or Lionel has won the Ballon d'Or.
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Me siento profundamente honrado de participar frente a los líderes de dos grandes naciones como lo son Estados Unidos y Canadá . Por fortuna el presidente de México pudo continuar con la conferencia sobre este nuevo acuerdo que sustituye al TLCAN .
Paris Saint-Germain's teenage forward Kylian Mbappe - who won the Kopa Trophy for the best young player - came fourth, leaving Messi to settle for fifth position.
Messi's Ballon d'Or wins: 5.
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Beasley injured his foot on a 3rd down conversion in the fourth quarter in which he caught a five-yard pass for a first down. Somewhat unbelievably, he went his entire career without doing something until Thursday night.
Croatia lost 4-2 to France in Moscow in the final in July.
Mario Mandžukić, who retired from global football after the World Cup, was ranked 25th.
Hegerberg scored a tournament-record 15 goals for Lyon in the Women's Champions League and netted 31 goals in 29 goals across all club competitions this season.
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Arsenal have kept their unbeaten Europa League run intact, coming away with a 3-0 win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava . The second half did not produce a goal as the Gunners ensured their passage into the next round of the Europa League .
Also on Monday, Mbappe was named the first-ever victor of the Kopa Trophy as the world's best under-21 player. I want to thank my teammates and coaches at Real Madrid and those with the national team. I don't think the respect has been there. We jest, of course: these two have dominated European football at an astonishing level for the last 10 years, justifiably hogging/sharing the Ballon d'Or during that period. "I let them know, quite clearly, what I found wasn't working".