JUST IN: Modric breaks Ronaldo – Messi over 10-year old jinx, wins FIFA Best player of the year award, Salah gets best goal award 

By John Izabi, 

Croatia and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric has won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2018 award in the just concluded FIFA BEST AWARDS 2018, thus breaking an over a decade Ronaldo – Messi jinx.

The duo of Cristiano Ronaldo who now plays for Juventus and Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona have over the years been seen picking up  the award in turns with both presently having five each.

Luka Modric with the FIFA MEN’S BEST PLAYER AWARD for 2018

Meanwhile, Other categories of awards and their winners on the night included the following highlighted as put together by NEWS FLAKES NG:

–  Brazil’s Martha won The FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Award 2018


– Lennart Thy won The FIFA Fair Play Award


– The FIFA Fan Award of the Year went to Peru Fans.


– Thibaut Courtois  of Belgium and Real Madrid won the FIFA Best Goalkeeper award for his heroics for Belgium at the World Cup.


– Lyon Women’s team coach Reynald Pedros won #TheBest FIFA Women’s Coach Of The Year award 2018.


– France coach Didier Deschamps won  the FIFA The Best Men’s Coach of the Year for leading France to the World title.


– Mohammed Salah’s strike against Everton has been voted as the FIFA #Puskás Goal of the Year.

Meanwhile the FIFA FIFPRO BEST XI for 2017/2018 saw the following line up of stars:

David de Gea

Dani Alves
Raphael Varane
Sergio Ramos

Luka Modric
N’Golo Kante

Eden Hazard
Lionel Messi
Kylian Mbappe

Cristiano Ronaldo

Recall that Luka Modric had a very successful season winning the prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy with Madrid for three times in a row and also leading his country to the Finals of the FIFA World Cup held in Russia where he equally won the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament award as well as most recently where he was Crowned UEFA’s Best Midfielder and over all Best Player respectively thus capping up what kind be indisputably described as the best season of his entire football career.

#FIFAFootballAwards #TheBest

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