Breaking – Football: Luka Modric Trumps Ronaldo; Wins FIFA Best Player Award
In a surprising turn of events, the Croatian team captain and Real Madrid’s midfielder, Luka Modric won the award over his former teammate, Ronaldo and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah.
Luka Modric has finished a UEFA and FIFA double of individual awards in the wake of gathering the Best Men’s Player award.
Modric was incorporated on a 3-man shortlist, and triumphed against rivalry from Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and previous Real Madrid colleague Cristiano Ronaldo.
🇭🇷 @LukaModric10 in 2018:
🏆 Champions League Winner
🥇 World Cup Golden Ball
🇭🇷 World Cup Finalist
🏆 UEFA Player of the Year
🏆 UCL Midfielder of the Season
🏆 FIFA Player of the Year
😍 Phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/9ui20hQMtn
— SPORF (@Sporf) September 24, 2018
The 33-year-old was a star entertainer as Croatia achieved their first World Cup final, and his exhibitions at Russia 2018 saw him win the Golden Ball for the competition’s best player.
Lionel Messi was an eminent non-attendant from the last 3-man waitlist, as neither he or Ronaldo were available at the function in London.
After a 10-year subscription by Cristiano and Messi, the little magician from Croatia breaks the spell. Congrats to Luka Modric for becoming the world’s best player. First Croatian player to win it as well – so proud! 🇭🇷 #TheBest
— Ivan Lapanje (@Hashtag_Boras) September 24, 2018
Modric is tipped to end Messi and Ronaldo’s decade-long predominance of the Ballon d’Or, with the champ of that award declared later in the year.
Anyway, whatever else you/we think, for all the debates and whatnot, Luka Modric is a lovely player and it feels like quite a nice shift for his *type* of player to win it.
— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) September 24, 2018
Congratulations to the official Best Player in the World and to the man that ended a decade-long period of dominance by the two undisputed G.O.A.T.’s, Luka Fucking Godrić. @lukamodric10 pic.twitter.com/nkVLZwgjWH
— Managing Madrid (@managingmadrid) September 24, 2018
Real Madrid midfielder and Croatia national team captain @lukamodric10 wins #FIFA Men’s Player of the Year. “Dedicated to everyone who loves football,” the captain said on Twitter after winning the award. https://t.co/YyT4dDwdk9 pic.twitter.com/vZrtnefAUK
— China News 中国新闻网 (@Echinanews) September 25, 2018
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