FIFA’s BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017-18:
LUKA MODRIC ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s best player of the year on Monday.
The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time.
Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for a fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading Croatia to its first World Cup final where it lost to France. Messi and Ronaldo were the only winners of world soccer’s main individual award from FIFA in various guises since 2008, both winning five titles each.
Luka Modrić born 9 September 1985 is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Croatia national team.
Modrić is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, and among the greatest Croatian footballers of all-time.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for “International Federation of Association Football”) is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer.
FIFA is responsible for the organization of football’s major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women’s World Cup which commenced in 1991.
FIFA was founded in 1904.