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Ramos: Modric Deserved To Beat 'Aliens' Messi & Ronaldo

After Luka Modric became the first player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win FIFA's Player of the Year award since 2008, Sergio Ramos insisted the Croatian deserved the accolade ahead of the "two aliens".

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The two superstars have been crowned FIFA's Best Men's Player five times each over the past decade, but were both beaten to the award by Modric on Monday.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is delighted a player who is not a striker won the accolade this year, following Ronaldo and Messi's 10-year reign.

"We knew we were surrounded by two aliens that were just sharing these awards," he said, according to Give Me Sport.

"But I think it is also very positive to recognise the work, the career and the season of players that are not just strikers.

"I am really happy for Luka Modric."

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Modric won four trophies with Real last season, and also helped Croatia reach the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Do you think midfielders, defenders and goalkeepers deserve more recognition? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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