Luka Modric has been named the FIFA Best Men’s Player at The Best Football Awards on Monday evening in London.
The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder, who won the Golden Ball at the World Cup and was also named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year in August, fought off competition from fellow nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.
The Best Men’s Player of the year award, formerly named the Fifa World Player of the Year, has long been dominated by both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but Barcelona forward Messi failed to make the shortlist for this years award for the first time since 2006.
Juventus forward Ronaldo had won the two previous Best Fifa awards before this year, but was beaten to this years crown by his former Real Madrid teammate and also missed out of the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award to Modric last month.
Luka Modric came to the award ceremony with his family – wife and two kids.