Luka Modric named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year after leading Real Madrid to their third successive Champions League title while La Liga side make clean sweep of best player categories
- Luka Modric was named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year on Thursday evening
- Cristiano Ronaldo was picked as the best forward in the Champions League
- Modric also picked up the gong for the best midfielder at the Monaco ceremony
- Sergio Ramos was named best defender and Keylor Navas as best goalkeeper
- Wolfsburg’s Penille Harder also won the UEFA Woman’s Player of the Year
Luka Modric has been named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year after leading Real Madrid to their third successive Champions League title,
The Croatian, who had enjoyed a surreal year for club and country, beat fellow nominees Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.
Ronaldo picked up as the Champions League’s best forward last campaign with Real Madrid after becoming the top scorer in the competition for a sixth-year running.
Luka Modric collects his Champions League best midfielder award from Reshmin Chowdhury
Cristiano Ronaldo was voted as the best forward after finishing as the competition’s top scorer
Sergio Ramos collects his award as the best defender in the competition last season
UEFA AWARD WINNERS
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year: Luka Modric
UEFA Woman’s Player of the Year: Penille Harder
Goalkeeper of the Year: Keylor Navas
Defender of the Year: Sergio Ramos
Midfielder of the Year: Luka Modric
Forward of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo
Sergio Ramos was voted as the competition’s best defender last season while Modric collected his second award after he was named as the best midfielder for his incredible tournament.
Real and Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas made it four out of four award categories after he was named as the best goalkeeper of last season’s Champions League with Real Madrid.
Wolfsburg’s Penille Harder also won the UEFA Woman’s Player of the Year.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star and football icon David Beckham received the president’s award for his work outside of football and the impact he had made throughout and after his career.
Real and Costa Rica international Keylor Navas was named the competition’s best goalkeeper
Ramos and Salah dressed to impress at the awards ceremony in Monaco on Thursday evening
Liverpool forward Salah also arrived in style for the ceremony in Monaco on Thursday
Real Madrid duo Ramos (left) and Luka Modric (right) arrived at the ceremony by helicopter