Luka Modric Wins FIFA’s Best award 2018
FIFA Best Award winners in full
Modric, Deschamps, Courtois take home top prizes
Best FIFA Men’s Player: Luka Modric
Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Didier Deschamps
Best FIFA Women’s Player: Marta
Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Reynald Pedros
Best FIFA Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Puskas Award: Mohamed Salah v Everton
What a night! 🔥
Modric: “My dreams have come true”
Modric responds to being the first winner since Kaka in 2007 who isn’t Messi or Ronaldo.
“I’m not thinking about that right now. There are so many great players in the world, like the two you mentioned. It makes you feel proud, that your work is paying off. With this, all my dreams have come true!”
Football legends take swipes at Messi & Ronaldo for snubbing ceremony 😳
Fabio Capello, Diego Forlan and Davor Suker criticised the striking pair for missing the awards ceremony in London.
“The absence of Ronaldo and Messi? It is a lack of respect, for the players, for FIFA and for the world of football,” Capello told TVE ahead of the ceremony.
“It’s a pity. Messi attended the gala last year and he didn’t win,” added Forlan. “It’s a pity if it happens the same with Ronaldo than in the UEFA gala.”
Ronaldo famously chooses to opt out of attending award ceremonies in which he doesn’t claim the top prize – failing to appear at the UEFA Player of the Year ceremony in Monaco after Modric won the award and only turning up at Ballon d’Or ceremonies that involve him as the winner.