Modric Ends Ronaldo, Messi Dominance, Wins FIFA World Footballer Award

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s Best Player of the Year on Monday, AFP reports. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Real  won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for the first time. He beat Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Egypt’s  Mohamed Salah to the prize. Modric’s success means Ronaldo remains tied with Messi having won FIFA’s award in different guises five times each. At 33,…

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Ronaldo Says He Is Incomparable

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo believes “no one will be compared” to him because there are not many who can rival his “talent” or “dedication”, Goal reports. Ronaldo came through the ranks at Sporting CP before joining Manchester United in 2003, developing into one of the world’s best under Alex Ferguson. He claimed his first Ballon d’Or while at United in 2008, but he has undoubtedly enjoyed the best years of his career at Real, creating an incredible legacy at the club. His long personal duel with Lionel Messi has…

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