While Luka Modric
won the 63rd Men's Ballon d'Or and Ada Hegerberg
captured the first Women's Ballon d'Or, a third award was presented at Monday's ceremonies at the Grand Palais.
Frenchman Kylian Mbappe
was the unanimous winner of the Kopa Trophy, named after the late Raymond Kopa
, the first
French winner of the Ballon d'Or and presented to the best U-21 men's player in the world.
Second place went to 20-year-old American Christian Pulisic
, who is in his fourth season
at German club Borussia Dortmund.
The voting was done by former Ballon d'Or winners, 22 players in all. Pulisic received 10 second-place votes -- including those from Cristiano
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi -- and one third-place vote for 31 votes.
2018 Kopa Trophy voting:
Mbappe (110 points)
2. Christian Pulisic (31)
3. Justin Kluivert (18)
4. Rodrygo (13)
4. Gianluigi Donnarumma (12)
6. Trent Alexander-Arnold (6)
7. Patrick Cutrone
8. Houssem Aouar (4)
9. Ritsu Doan (0)
9. Amadou Haidara (0)