Luka Modric, today has opened another clean sheet in his football career as he emerged FIFA’s Best Player of The Year on Monday 24th September 2018.
The Croatia midfielder has won a three Champions League trophies back to back and has played a vital rule in Croatia reaching the 2018 World Cup finals
Luka Modric, however, defeated Christiano Ronaldo, and Liverpool’s forward Mohamed Salah to clinch the award.
Modric, however, scored twice during the world cup and also scored a penalty shootout wins over Denmark and Russia. Nevertheless, it was his playmaking skills that earned him the Golden Ball for best player at the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Modric, who was full of excitement, has issued in a statement saying thiis was the best season of his life.
LUKA MODRIC STATEMENT READS:
” It was an unbelievable season, the best season in my life,” said Modric.
” I’m still not realizing how good a year I had collectively, individually, and I’m very proud for everything I achieved this year, and it will be remembered forever.”
However, this will be the first time in about 12 years that Messi is missing out of the final lists with third place going to M.Salah, for his amazing 44-goal debut season with Liverpool that uplifted the club to the Champions League final.
World Cup-winning French coach Didier Deschamps emerge the best coach of the year award in recognition for his work, to have led Les Bleus to success in Russia.
Deschamps, who became just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and coach, beat off competition from Dalic and his former France team-mate Zinedine Zidane, who won a third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid before resigning in June.
Thibaut Courtois won the best goalkeeper award for helping Belgium reach the World Cup semi-finals as well as the FA Cup with Chelsea before a summer move to Madrid.
Brazil’s Marta was crowned best women’s player for a record sixth time for her role in winning the Copa America to beat out Lyon duo Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Marozsan.
Lyon boss Reynald Pedros did win the award for best women’s coach, though, after winning the Champions League with the French giants.