- Luka Modric has been named as the 2018 best player by FIFA
- The Croatian international won the award on Monday, September 24
- He defeated Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to win the award
Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric has won the FIFA 2018 Best player of the year award in a ceremony held in London on Monday night, September 24.
The Croatia international defeated Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award in London on Monday night.
Luka Modric's performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup helped him win the award as he captained his national team to the final of the championship where they lost to France.
He was also superb for his club Real Madrid last season in the Champions League beating Premier League giants Liverpool in the final in Kiev.
Meanwhile, Brazil international Marta was named as the best Female player of the year after winning the 2018 women's Copa America with her country.
She defeated Ada Hegerberg of Lyon and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany to win the award in London.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Real Madrid star Luka Modric was also named as the UEFA Champions League player of the year at a ceremony held in Monaco, France on Thursday evening, August 30.
The Croatia international defeated Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to win the UEFA award in Monaco.
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