Luka Modric beats Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammad Salah to win the FIFA world best male player's award

Luka Modric received the world's best male player's award at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London.
Modric the Real Madrid and Croatian midfielder 33 beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to win the title.

Modric helped Croatia to their first World Cup final in July and also won the Champions League title three times in a row with Real Madrid the third on may.
Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's dominance of the best individual Awards in the world of football.

Modric made 56 appearances for Country and club as he reached the World Cup final and won the Champions League in what he admitted before the ceremony was his "best season ever".
“It was an unbelievable season, the best season in my life,” said Modric.
“I’m still not realising 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".

In Modric's acceptance speech he paid tribute to Zvonimir Boban his hero and captain of the 1998 Croatian side who excelled in France to finish third in the World Cup.
"He was my big inspiration and that team gave us belief that we could achieve something great in Russia. Hopefully we can be the same for next generations," said Modric.
"This award shows that we all can become the best with hard work, dedication and belief. All dreams can come true."

Modric expressed his gratitude to all the coaches he has worked with for getting him to this stage.
He said "This award is not just mine. It is my team-mates from Real Madrid and Croatia. Without my coaches, I would not have won this and without my family I would not be the player I am today," said Modric.

Marta the Brazil and Orlando Pride forward won the best female player award.
Didier Deschamps of France whose side beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final - was named best men's coach.
Mohammed Salah grabbed the Puskas award for the best goal, for his effort against Everton in the Premier League at Anfield last December.
Peru's supporters won the Fifa Fan Award after many thousands of them flew to Russia in support of their national team.
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