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3/12/201833-year-old Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is named winner of the 2018 men's Ballon d'Or. Modric helped Real Madrid win a third successive Champions League title in May and also captained Croatia to their first World Cup final, being named player of the tournament despite his side losing 4-2 to France. Ada Hegerberg, who helped Lyon to the French title and Champions League, won the first Ballon d'Or for women and Kyllian Mbappe won the first Kopa Trophy.
3/12/2014International footballer Kostas Linoxilakis dies at the age of 81. He began his career at Asteras Athens, and then played with Panathinaikos for 13 years (1950-1963). With PAO, he participated in 101 league matches, scoring seven goals in the League and five in the Cup, and five times in European competitions. He won four championships (1953, 1960, 1961, 1962) and a Cup title (1955). His debut with the national team was on 12/13/1950, when he was chosen by Kostas Negreponti to participate in the home game against the second team of France, for the Eastern Mediterranean Friendship Cup held in “Alexandra Avenue” Stadium. With the national team he played in 28 games, scoring once. He was also a member of the Olympic national team that participated in the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. In 1956 he participated in the film "Masters of the Football Field", alongside major players of the era, such as Andreas Mouratis, Lakis Petropoulos, Stathis Mantalozis, Kostas Poulis and others.
3/12/200532-year-old Brazilian Olympic equestrian Alvaro Afonso de Miranda marries Athina Roussel Onassis at Sao Paulo, Brazil
3/12/2004Victor Conte, founder and owner of BALCO, a food supplements company, admits, during an interview with Martin Bashir of ABC, that he had personally given Marion Jones five different illegal performance enhancing drugs before, during and after the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Three years later, on 5/10/2007, Marion Jones will admit that she had taken steroids
3/12/200024 year-old Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten defeats Andre Agassi in the Lisbon tournament final and becomes the first southamerican tennis player to take over no1 ranking
3/12/1998AEK coach Giorgos Kalafatakis and his players welcome the basketball team of handicapped children ''Megas Alexandros '94'' at OAKA
3/12/1998Brazilian top basketball player Oscar Smidt completes 41.000 points in his career
3/12/1997Pele visits London as Minister of Sports of Brazil to be knighted by Queen Elisabeth
3/12/1994American cyclist Greg Le Mond (3 times Tour de France champion) announces his early retirement due to a muscle disease
3/12/1989Real Madrid center Fernando Martin dies in a car accident in Madrid. Two days after his funeral Real beat PAOK 92-71
3/12/1967Australian runner Derek Clayton is the first athlete to run the marathon in less than 2 hours and 10 seconds time (2:09.36)
3/12/1964Brondby FC is created by the union of two football clubs, Brondbyoster and Brondbyvester
3/12/1956Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game. He scores 52 points
3/12/1924Jack Sharkey is banned for life from boxing after hitting the referee Eddie Purdy during a match
3/12/1855The longest recorded boxing match (6 hours and 15 minutes) with no gloves- James Kelly vs Jonathan Smith, in Melbourne, Australia


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