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Luka Modric Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Luka Modric claimed FIFA's The Best award for 2018 to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long hold on world football's top player prize.

The Champions League overhead kicks of former Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Ronaldo were two of the most memorable goals of the past year - but came up short of an award.

"He deserves it because he was the best player in the Club World Cup and the best player in the World Cup".

Lyon boss Reynald Pedros did win the award for best women´s coach, though, after winning the Champions League with the French giants. "Hopefully we can be the same for next generations", said Modric.

"We are nothing without our players and I want to thank my whole team who worked to get me here and get me this trophy tonight".

Ronaldo and Messi boast 10 Ballon d'Or titles between them, but could find their stranglehold over the top individual honors broken this time around, at least if the recent UEFA Player of the Year award is anything to go by.

The Liverpool player's goal against Merseyside rivals, Everton, in the Premier League was adjudged the best goal and victor of the Puskas Award.

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Looking dapper in their suits, they stopped by at the green carpet to take a snap shot before heading into the hall for the event proper.

Modrić was also named in the Fifa Fifpro World XI.

The Matildas are now ranked eighth in the world, but went unbeaten in the Tournament of Nations last month and will take on France next week as they prepare for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup.

France manager Didier Deschamps took home the prize for Coach of the Year after winning last summer's World Cup.

Interestingly Thibaut Courtois - who changed tack and thanked both his current club Real Madrid and former team Chelsea, from whom he left under a slightly dark cloud - won Best Goalkeeper, but was excluded from the overall "dream team".

The nominees are voted for by national team coaches (25%), national team captains (25%), select media representatives (25%) and via an online vote (25%).

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