Croatia’s Luka Modric has been crowned the best FIFA Men’s Player for 2018, ending Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold on world football’s top player trophy.
Modric who guided Croatia to the world cup final for the first time, becomes the first Croatian player to win the award.
The Real Madrid midfielder ousted Juventus’ Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize. Earlier, he had won the UEFA’s men’s player of the year award for the 2017-18 season.
Meanwhile, Salah won the Puskas Award for the best goal, France boss Didier Deschamps claimed the prize for best manager after leading les blues to their 2nd world cup title and Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois was named the best goalkeeper.