Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric has been named the victor of the 2018 Ballon d'Or award beating Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Paris on Monday night, December 3.
Remember the Real Madrid star has won a lot of individual awards already this year, including the Golden Ball at the 2018 World Cup and the FIFA Best Player award.
He's won the Ballon d'Or five times in his career.
Modric managed to win by a huge margin of 267 votes, but not every nation picked the 33-year-old at all let alone as their victor.
Paris St Germain's France forward Kylian Mbappe, who also collected the Kopa award for the best under-21 player, came fourth, with Barca forward Messi finishing fifth.
Modric, who attracted interest from Inter at the start of the season, said: "I have two years left and hopefully one more".
Following her triumph, Solveig said, "You have seen that I prepared a little celebration for Kylian (Mbappe), so we said we are going to do something similar".
Modric is the first Croatian player to ever win the award and only the second of his homeland to place in the top three after Davor Suker finished as a runner-up to Zinedine Zidane in 1998 while plying his trade for Real Madrid.
Varane played every minute of France's victorious World Cup campaign, even captaining the team in the draw with Denmark that ensured they topped the Group C, while he also later scored the crucial opening goal in the 2-0 quarter final win over Uruguay.
"I think it's a victory for football tonight".
Women's fight for recognition on the biggest stage, meanwhile, took a big step with the award of Hegerberg, who plays for French side Olympic Lyonnais.
"I just want to enjoy it". To be made uncomfortable in front of hundreds in the crowd and millions on the screen, proves all that's wrong with the treatment of women's football. "I do not know".