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Messi Beaten To 2018 World's Best Playmaker Title, CR7 10th!

After winning the past three editions of the award, Lionel Messi has been beaten to the World's Best Playmaker title in 2018, while longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo landed in only 10th position.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 2018 World's Best Playmakers, according to the IFFHS.

The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has announced its annual World's Best Playmaker ranking, and Luka Modric has replaced Messi at the top.

The Croatian added another accolade to his trophy-laden year after claiming prizes such as the Ballon d’Or this week, the UEFA Player of the Year award, and FIFA's The Best Men's Player of the Year accolade, on top of being named the Player of the Tournament at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Modric finished on 272 points, awarded by football experts in 90 countries from around the world, in the IFFHS ranking while Messi came second with 144 points.

Read: Final 2018 Ballon d'Or Ranking Revealed, Messi Only Fifth

Eden Hazard completed the podium with 114 points, while further down the ranking, Ronaldo appears in 10th place with just five points.

Click through the gallery above to see the complete IFFHS' 2018 World's Best Playmaker ranking, and let us know whether or not you agree with the outcome!

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