Register Login Live

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Barca Boss Comments On Messi Not Winning FIFA's The Best Award

With Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric being crowned the 2018 Best Men's Player by FIFA on Monday night, FC Barcelona's boss has provided his opinion on who he believes deserved the award.

8 High-Profile Stars Comment On Modric Winning World's Best Prize

The Croatian beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to the prestigious individual prize earlier this week, while Lionel Messi finished fifth in the voting.

Asked what he thought of Modric winning the accolade, manager Ernesto Valverde insisted the best player in the world did not pick up the award this year.  

"Everyone has their own opinion," he said, according to Sport.  

"It's not the moment to compare players. Modric had a great year, but it's an award which says The Best and the best is not there… For us, it's Leo (Messi)."

Messi Still Trails CR7's Free-Kick Record

Modric ended Messi and Ronaldo's 10-year dominance at the FIFA award in London on Monday, with the superstars having each won the award on five occasions previously.

Do you believe Modric deserved the prize? Let us know in the comments section below. 

FIFA Reveals Reserve World XI

CR7 & Messi To Join Forces As Judges For New Award

Players Who Are Still On The Hunt For A Club

4 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

30 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

125 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Ball Boy That CR7 Gave Shirt To Will Be Punished

9 Apr 14, 2021 10:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mendu's Chiefs Transfer Wish List

55 Apr 17, 2021 03:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

15 Ex-Downs Stars Who've Simply Just Disappeared

5 Apr 15, 2021 08:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

30 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates