Luka Modric on Monday night won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award for guiding Croatia to the World Cup final and winning a third consecutive Champions League trophy with Real Madrid!
He beat Egypt Mo Salah and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.
Speaking after winning, Modric said: “First of all I would like to give congratulations to Mohamed [Salah] and Cristiano [Ronaldo] for the seasons they have had, and I’m sure that in the future you will have another opportunity to win this trophy,” said Modric.
“This isn’t just my trophy – this is for my Real Madrid teammates, my Croatia teammates and my coaches. Without them, this would have not have been possible.
“This trophy is also for my family without whom I would not be the player that I am.”
Best FIFA Men’s Player: Luka Modric
Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Didier Deschamps
Best FIFA Women’s Player: Marta
Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Reynald Pedros
Best FIFA Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Puskas Award: Mohamed Salah v Everton