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'It's Strange That Ronaldo Didn't Win Any Awards'

Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric was hailed after beating Cristiano Ronaldo to The Best FIFA Men's Player prize on Monday night, but the Croatian winning over the Portuguese did not make sense to everyone.

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The midfielder beat the Portuguese and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah to the award on Monday evening, following a fantastic year during which he won four trophies with Los Blancos and made it to the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Croatia.

With Ronaldo having also lost out on the Puskas Award to Salah, Portugal coach Fernando Santos believes the 33-year-old deserved to be recognised for at least one big prize.

"Modric is a great footballer and that's why I voted him as the second-best player (for The Best FIFA Men's Player award)," he told Marca.

"But Cristiano is undoubtedly the best one.

"He has scored 50 goals last season and when the best player in the world doesn't even win one award, then there is something strange happening."

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Ronaldo has begun life well at Juventus, scoring three times and assisting two further strikes in seven matches so far.

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