Croatia and Real Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modrić has been named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2017/18.

Modrić received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw. He beat off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah who were named in the 3-man shortlist.

Modrić led Croatia to the final of the World Cup for the first time at Russia 2018. The team lost to France 2 – 4.

Modrić was also named UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season.

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