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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.

Congratulations, Luka Modric 👑Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men\'s Player 2018 🏆#FIFAFootballAwards

— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018

🏆 THE BEST⚽ FIFA Men\'s Player 2018🇭🇷 @lukamodric10 👏 CONGRATULATIONS! 👏#TheBest | #HalaMadrid

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 24, 2018

🏆 #LukaModric is #TheBest! Congratulations! 🔥#BeProud #FIFAFootballAwards

— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) September 24, 2018

Congratulations to Luka and Marta on winning the #TheBest awards tonight. It\'s been a privilege to see you both play this season. // Parabéns, @lukamodric10 e Marta, por vencerem o prêmio de Melhores Jogadores da FIFA. Foi um privilégio ver vocês dois jogarem nesta temporada.

— Pelé (@Pele) September 24, 2018

Congratulations my friend! An unbelievable player and an unbelievable season @lukamodric10 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 24, 2018

@lukamodric10 , čestitke na velikoj nagradi – zaslužio si to svojim znanjem, radom i ovogodišnjim uspjesima. Svaka čast!@lukamodric10 , congratulations for #TheBEST award – you earned it with your skill, effort and achievements this year. Proud of you! 🏆👏🏻🇭🇷

— Mario Mandžukić MM17 (@MarioMandzukic9) September 24, 2018

Enhorabuena Lukita👏🏼!! #TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards @lukamodric10

— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) September 24, 2018

Just #thebest! Nobody deserves this more than you! Our #captain 🇭🇷

— Mateo Kovačić (@Mateo_Kova23) September 24, 2018

Algunos sabíamos hace mucho que llegarías a la cima del mundo aunque no por eso nos alegramos menos. 'MEJOR JUGADOR DEL MUNDO'.¡Enhorabuena, @lukamodric10!

— Álvaro Arbeloa (@aarbeloa17) September 24, 2018

Well deserved! Congratulations @lukamodric10, best player of the year 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #FifaFootballAwards

— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) September 24, 2018

#TheBEST FIFA Men's Player 2018 – LUKA MODRIĆ! Ajmooooo! 🎉🥂👑🏆🥇🙌🏻👏🏻💪🏻⚽️💙 Place in the @FIFPro #World11! 🎉 Congrats @lukamodric10 #FIFAFootballAwards 🤗👍🏻 #Hrvatska #Croatia @FIFAWorldCup

— GNK Dinamo (@gnkdinamo) September 24, 2018

#TheBest @lukamodric10 @VladaRH 🇭🇷🏆

— UEFA Nations League (@EURO2020) September 24, 2018


— AS (@diarioas) September 24, 2018

🥇 Congrats, Luka Modrić – #TheBest FIFA Men\'s Player 2018! 👏👏👏

— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 24, 2018

🏆 The Best FIFA Men\'s Player 2018 – @lukamodric10👔 @RealMadrid president Florentino Pérez#TheBest | #HalaMadrid

— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) September 24, 2018

No digas @lukamodric10...

🥇✨ ¡Di #TheBest! ✨🥇

— LaLiga (@LaLiga) September 24, 2018

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.

Congratulations @HNS_CFF! 🎊🎉 @lukamodric10 has been voted in the #World11!#TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards

📖 👉

— FIFPro (@FIFPro) September 24, 2018

What a team 💪Your FIFA @FIFPro @World11 🙌#TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards

— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018

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.

Congratulations, 🇪🇬@MoSalah 💪The Egyptian wins the FIFA #Puskás Award 2018 💥#TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards

— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018

YES MO!! 🔥👑@MoSalah\'s stunning strike against @Everton has been voted as the FIFA #Puskás Goal of the Year. #TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 24, 2018

THAT sensational derby day strike... 🚀#TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 24, 2018

#puskasaward has lost a lot of credibility for me tonight! Not even the best premier league goal of the season from Salah.... How was this overlooked? Arguably one of the best ever CL goals

— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) September 24, 2018

Mohamed Salah\'s derby day goal against Everton has won the Fifa Puskas Award.#TheBest #FifaFootballAwards live:

— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) September 24, 2018

🏆 #TheBest Prix Puskas déjà un trophée pour @MoSalah

— L\'UEFA (@UEFAcom_fr) September 24, 2018

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