Voting for the Ballon d'Or is conducted by an worldwide panel of journalists who selected the victor from a list of 30 candidates. Modric, the diminutive maestro who runs the Croatian and Real Madrid midfield, was imperious throughout Croatia'sbest ever World Cup, in addition to Madrid's third successive Champions League.
But Sky Italia also claim the Argentine superstar is not on the top-three podium finish - his last since Kaka won the award in 2007.
Manchester City have two players in the top 30 of this year's Ballon d'Or rankings according to results that have been leaked early from the ongoing award ceremony.
The talented tyro's exploits saw him net 32 goals and register 13 assists across all competitions for club and country, as he also became the second teenager, after Brazil legend Pele, to score in a World Cup Final.
The 2018 Ballon d'Or victor will be announced by France Football on Monday 3rd December.
Karim Benzema is perhaps a surprising name to be in fourth position in the charts - 12 strikes behind Raul - but the French striker failed to add to his tally in Real's 2-0 win over Roma on Tuesday.
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 year of 2018 has been the year of Luka Modric and there is no better evidence than with the Ballon d'Or victory.
Ronaldo - who has scored over 500 career goals - has made no secret of his desire to win the Ballon d'Or again.
It will crown a big year for Modric who has already won UEFA Best Player in Europe.
As FIFA president Gianni Infantino said recently: "You could give the Ballon d'Or to half the France team for what they did at the World Cup".
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