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Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to Best FIFA Men's Player 2018

Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to Best FIFA Men's Player 2018

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<p>Croatian international and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named the best footballer for the year 2018 by football’s world governing body, <span class="caps">FIFA</span>.</p> <p>Modric beat off competition from Egypt and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and his former teammate and Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo.</p> <p>Modric, was an integral part of Madrid’s Champions League winning team, before leading his national side to runners-up position at the 2018 World Cup. He has adjudged the best player at the tournament in Russia.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations, Luka Modric ?<br /> Winner of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheBest?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheBest</a> <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Men's Player 2018 ?<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAFootballAwards?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAFootballAwards</a> <a href="https://t.co/D489MswXug">pic.twitter.com/D489MswXug</a></p>— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1044314696764051456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>It is the second major award that Modric has beaten the duo to. In August this year at an event in Monaco, Modric was named Europe’s best player. </p> <p>The award were presented at this season’s Champions League group-stage draw. The trophy returned to Madrid given that the holder till then was Ronaldo, who left Madrid to join Turin side, Juventus.</p> <p>The Portuguese, who has three wins in total, and is the only player to have made the shortlist every year since <span class="caps">UEFA</span> created the award in 2011.</p> <p><strong>Salah’s one win, double loss</strong></p> <p>Egyptian international Mohamed Salah won the best goal award at the 2018 <span class="caps">FIFA</span> top awards ceremony. The event took place in London on Monday evening.</p> <p>The Liverpool player’s goal against Merseyside rivals, Everton, in the Premier League was adjudged the best goal and winner of the Puskas Award.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Puskás Award is an award established on 20 October 2009 at the behest of then-president Sepp Blatter, in order to award the player, male or female, judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant, or “most beautiful”, goal of the year.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">THAT</span> sensational derby day strike… ?<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheBest?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheBest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAFootballAwards?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAFootballAwards</a> <a href="https://t.co/XOM9G9P5zD">pic.twitter.com/XOM9G9P5zD</a></p>— Liverpool FC (@LFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1044301050847596546?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p><strong>Others awards given out so far are:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Didier Deschamps, Winner of #TheBest <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Men’s Coach 2018</li> <li>Thibaut Courtois, Winner of #TheBest <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Goalkeeper 2018</li> <li>Reynald Pedros, Winner of #TheBest <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Women’s Coach 2018</li> <li>Kylian Mbappe, Winner of #TheBest <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Young Player 2018</li> <li>Peru fans, Winner of #TheBest <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Fan Award 2018</li> <li>Lennart Thy, Winner of The <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Fair Play Award 2018</li> <li>Marta, Winner of #TheBest <span class="caps">FIFA</span> Women’s Player 2018</li> </ul> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What a team ?<br /> Your <span class="caps">FIFA</span> <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFPro?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>FIFPro</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/World11?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"></code>World11</a> ?<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheBest?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheBest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAFootballAwards?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAFootballAwards</a> <a href="https://t.co/KLisY7B2y4">pic.twitter.com/KLisY7B2y4</a></p>— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1044310625583857667?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">????<br /> Tonight's winners so far!<br /> <br /> Plenty more to come…<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheBest?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheBest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAFootballAwards?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAFootballAwards</a> <a href="https://t.co/QYubkPGzax">pic.twitter.com/QYubkPGzax</a></p>— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1044304800760901632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 24, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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