The UEFA Best Player 2018 winners have been announced. Real madrid’s Luka Modric has been awarded the UEFA Player of the year award. The Croatian midfielder is a deserving winner. He had a very successful 2017/2018 season. He won the UEFA champions league with Real Madrid and led his country, Croatia to the World Cup Final. Here is the list of all UEFA Best Player 2018 Winners.
Modric was paired against Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah. It is quite obvious that his world cup exploits where we won the best player of the World cup tilted the vote to his favour. And surely, few will begrudge him this award that his performances over the years has warranted.
UEFA Best Player 2018 Winners
Apart from the the best player award, there were other prizes that were dished out to other players before the Champions league group stage draw. The award for best players in all positions were also dished out. And quite as expected, Real Madrid players won all the individual players awards.
Alisson Becker (Roma/Liverpool)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/PSG)
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) – Winner
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – Winner
Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) – Winner
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus) – Winner
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Modric featured 11 times as Madrid continued their dominance of the Champions League, scoring once and adding a single assist. But it was his conviction in possession and ability to turn defence into attack with just one pass that made him so vital to Los Blancos’ success.
Champions League winners Madrid dominated the individual awards, winning every single one for the men’s game. Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo won the respective accolades for best goalkeeper, defender and forward, while Modric took the prize for most impressive midfielder.