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Luka Modric named best male player at Best Fifa Football Awards

Earlier, he had won the UEFA's men's player of the year award for the 2017-18 season.

The Croatia global defeated Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to win the UEFA award in Monaco.

Yet the 33-year-old looked down towards Salah from the Royal Festival Hall stage during his acceptance speech and told him he will get another opportunity in the future. "And for this I am happy that people recognise me as the best for this year".

Modric enjoyed a stellar season, winning a third consecutive Champions League with Real before leading Croatia to the World Cup final, where they lost to France.

Gareth Bale lauded his Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric as "an unbelievable player" after the midfielder clinched the FIFA Best Men's Player award. It is my teammates' from Real Madrid and Croatia.

"I would change all my individual trophies for that trophy of World Cup champion", Modric said, reflecting on the 4-2 loss to France in the final in July.

"This trophy is also for my family without who I would not be the player and person that I am", he said.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is presented with the FIFA Puskas award by Noel Gallagher and Didier Drogba
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is presented with the FIFA Puskas award by Noel Gallagher and Didier Drogba

"I've nothing much to say about this", Salah responded after accepting his award from fellow African Didier Drogba and English musician Noel Gallagher. "Hopefully we can be the same for next generations", said Modric.

FIFPro World XI in full: David de Gea, Dani Alves, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo.

France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps won the best coach of the year prize in recognition for his work in leading Les Bleus to success in Russian Federation.

Lyon have been European champions for the past three years, while they have won the French title every year since 2006.

Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois has won the Best Goalkeeper award.

After a long winded and wearing ceremony, Luka Modric was crowned Best FIFA men's player to cap off a brilliant year and further his chances of picking up the Ballon D'or in December.

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