Modric's recognition was reward for a fine 12 months during which he helped his club to lift the Champions League for the third successive season in May before playing a key role in Croatia's surge to the World Cup final.
After a shortlist of 3o players was selected by France Football magazine, a jury of worldwide journalists voted on the players they considered first, second and third.
In 2018, Modric won his third consecutive Champions League trophy with club side Real Madrid and led Croatia to their first World Cup final, losing 4-2 to France.
Modric, 33, broke the 10-year Ronaldo and Messi stronghold on the award.
"Facts that speak for themselves and that, however much they would like Cristiano not to win, they could never go over the numbers in football history and close their eyes to who really was the best player in the world for another year".
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Hegerberg has said she will not play for Norway at the Women's World Cup in France next June.
Mario Mandžukić, who retired from global football after the World Cup, was ranked 25th. I want to thank my teammates and coaches at Real Madrid and those with the national team. Hegerberg refused and quickly left the stage. "I want to end this speech with a message to all young girls in the world".
'I held back the tears, it's been an exceptional night to form part of these players who have won this prize'.
Monday was a big day for many people in the football galaxy.
"A lot of things need to be done to make the conditions better for women who play football", she said. I don't think the respect has been there.