Real Madrid and Croatian midfield star Luka Modric has been named the UEFA Men’s Player of the year 2018, Modrić beat off competition from former Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who joined him on the three-man shortlist announced on 20 August. The Croatian international received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

He was also named UEFA Champions League midfielder of the season. 

1 Luka Modrić (Real Madrid & Croatia) – 313 points

2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Real Madrid & Portugal) – 223 points

3 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool & Egypt) – 134 points

4 Antoine Griezmann (Atlético & France) – 72 points

5 Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) – 55 points

6 Kylian Mbappé (Paris & France) – 43 points

7 Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium) – 28 points

8 Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid & France) – 23 points

9 Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium) – 15 points

10 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain) – 12 points