UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin presents Modric with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco after his Champions League exploits.Modric, whose success sets him up as a favorite to win the Ballon d'Or world player of the year accolade, saw off former Real teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah for the overall award.Real Madrid's achievement in winning the Champions League for the third season running was further recognized as Modric also won the UEFA award for the best midfielder of last season.
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