Modric, Marta crowned The Best in London

Luka Modric is the first player since Kaka in 2007 to beat Ronaldo and Messi to the top prize

Luka Modric is the first player since Kaka in 2007 to beat Ronaldo and Messi to the top prize

The pair are also among the 55 names in line for the FIFPro World 11 team, which will be named at the ceremony.

Luka Modric and Didier Deschamps were awarded the leading honours for The Best FIFA Men's Player and Men's Coach respectively, after their outstanding years and notable contributions at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.

Modric enjoyed arguably the best year of his career as he won a third consecutive Champions League trophy - before reaching the World Cup final with Croatia. Without my family I would not be the player I am today. It is my team mates' from Real Madrid and Croatia.

Salah secured the Premier League Golden Boot in his first season at Liverpool and also accumulated 44 goals in all competitions as the Reds finished as runners-up in Europe's premier club competition.

"It was an unbelievable season, the best season of my life", the 32-year-old said before the event.

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah beat Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale among others to win the goal of the season.

But the Egyptian star's effort, which saw him spin past two Everton players before curling a left-foot shot into the far corner, gained 38 per cent of the more than 500,000 votes cast. The former Real Madrid "Galactico" clinched his third Champions League title in a row and fifth overall last season.

Luka Modric Didier Deschamps and Marta pose with their awards
Luka Modric Didier Deschamps and Marta pose with their awards

"I would like to thank those who voted for me".

Modric's former Spurs team-mate and fellow Croatian was the best man at the wedding.

Thibaut Courtois added the Federation Internationale de Football Association goalkeeper award to the Golden Glove he collected in Russia for helping Belgium to third place with three clean sheets.

Ronaldo was up for the top award of best men's player, while Messi received a nomination for the Puskas award for best goal.

This year marks the third edition of the annual ceremony, with Federation Internationale de Football Association gathering the biggest names in the sport's past and present to hand out its awards for the past year.

German forward Lennart Thy won the fair play award after missing a game for Dutchside VVV-Venlo to help a leukemia patient.

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