Luka Modric wins FIFA Best Player of the Year award

Modric won the Golden Ball at this summer's World Cup

Modric´s success means Ronaldo remains tied with Messi having won FIFA´s award in different guises five times each. Though a female has yet to win the award, Irish professional Stephanie Roche was shortlisted to the top three in 2014.

"He gave us belief that we could achieve something great in Russian Federation, and hopefully we will do the same for the next generation", Modric said.

Luka Modric took the overall title as The Best men's player.

Modric beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to win the best men's player award, while Brazilian global Marta added a sixth title to her collection.

Salah's solo effort beat the likes of Gareth Bale's Champions League final overhead kick and Ricardo Quaresma's incredible effort against Spain at the World Cup.

Ronaldo's blast was marked for the improbable levitation achieved by the striker from distance, while Bale's broke open a tense 1-1 draw in the second half of the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Tonight at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank however, previous winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi failed to attend, giving some indication as to how some of the votes would sway this evening, with some shocks and surprises expected.

Despite scoring in each of his two appearances in Russian Federation, he bowed out with the Pharaohs bowed at the group stage with three defeats.

'Not even the best premier league goal of the season from Salah.

The Fifpro World XI were David de Gea, Dani Alves, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe, and Messi and Ronaldo.

Former Chelsea man Thibaut Courtois was awarded the best goalkeeper award, after his Golden Glove-winning World Cup tournament with Belgium.

The Real Madrid midfielder won the Best FIFA Men's Player award for guiding Croatia to the World Cup final and winning a third consecutive Champions League trophy with Real Madrid.

His compatriot Reynald Pedros picked up the women's coach award after leading Lyon's women's team to a league and Champions League double. "In life you have to be good when you win and when you lose".

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