League wonder goal overlooked for Fifa's Puskas Award

Sherman Parsons
September 25, 2018

Croatian worldwide and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named the best footballer for the year 2018 by football's world governing body, FIFA.

Deschamps, who became just the third man to win the World Cup as a player and coach, beat off competition from Dalic and his former France team-mate Zinedine Zidane, who won a third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid before resigning in June.

Salah scooped the award with his strike against Everton, and Milner piped up on Twitter to congratulate the Egyptian for winning with his "seventh best" effort last season.

The Croatian also won the Golden Ball for the player of the tournament in Russian Federation and Midfielder of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Season award beating Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) and Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

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All three enjoyed great World Cup campaigns, with Courtois helping Belgium to a third-place finish.

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The award for best women's player went to Brazilian Marta, a runner-up in 2016 and five-time victor of the the award's previous incarnation, the FIFA World Player of the Year.

The trophy returned to Madrid given that the holder till then was Ronaldo, who left Madrid to join Turin side, Juventus.

Milner jokingly claimed that Salah scored no fewer than six better goals for the Reds after his £36.9 million move from Roma.

"I would like to thank those who voted for me. When he has an idea, he wants you to start right away", Ana said earlier.

France boss Didier Deschamps picked up the best manager award after guiding his nation to their second World Cup victory.

Real Madrid's Belgium global Thibaut Courtois won the Goalkeeper of the Year Award. I am looking forward to winning another award tonight.

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