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Luka Modric named the best player in the world – Twitter reacts

Modric played an integral role in Real’s Champions League win and then led Croatia to the World Cup final.

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has won the FIFA men’s player of the year award, beating Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize.

For the 33-year-old, the prize caps a remarkable 12 months which saw him play an integral role in Real’s third straight Champions League victory and then lead Croatia to their first ever World Cup final.

Here, we have a look at the social media reaction to Modric’s award success.

Modric was also named in the team of the year in a two-man midfield alongside N’Golo Kante with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard in front of them and Ronaldo up front.

David de Gea was named in goal, while Dani Alves grabbed one full-back spot, with Real Madrid trio Rafael Varane, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo completing the defence as world player of the year nominee Mohamed Salah missed out.

Liverpool forward Salah’s strike in last season’s Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield won the Puskas Award for the goal of the season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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