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MODRIC UEFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR AND MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR

....he must be worth at least 1 BILLION if SMS is worth 120 million?


All bow to the KING!

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsle...d=2567658.html

Why did Modrić win the vote?

Modrić's understated class was more evident than ever last season, the diminutive midfielder helping Madrid to a third straight UEFA Champions League title before then guiding his country to their first FIFA World Cup final. Though the 32-year-old is neither a prolific goalscorer nor an outright defensive shield, his dynamism and quality in possession set him apart.

"Always available to receive the ball, he is incredibly important to how the champions want to play," said the UEFA Technical Observers when selecting Modrić in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season.


Honours: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA World Cup runner-up

Modrić also claimed the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball for his performances for Croatia in Russia this summer.

UEFA Champions League
Appearances: 11
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Domestic League
Appearances: 26
Goals: 1

International
Appearances: 16
Goals: 3

How Modrić was chosen

The jury comprised the 80 coaches of the clubs that participated in the group stages of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League (32) and UEFA Europa League (48), along with 55 journalists chosen by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA's member associations.

Jury members picked their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.

Modrić testimonials
"He is a player who has a very different talent, he improves anyone who is around him. It shows when he is not on the field – Madrid are a different team without Luka."
Croatia team-mate Ivan Rakitić

Modrić also won the FIFA Golden Ball this summer

"Even if we leave trophies aside, the way he plays and the way he dominates for Real Madrid is impressive."
Former Madrid and Croatia midfielder Robert Prosinečki

"It's not easy to stop Modrić because he's such a clever player – he can read the game so well and can play in many different areas."
Former Madrid manager José Mourinho

What is the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award?
The award recognises the best players, irrespective of nationality, playing for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in all competitions – domestic, continental and international.


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Congrats, well deserved! A true wizard on the pitch and up there with the most intelligent players throughout the entire history of the game.

Big thing for WWE in general, lord knows our football needed this kind of recognition.
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"Football is played across four lines and this is where Cristiano won. He scored 15 goals in the competition, took Madrid on his shoulders and won the Champions League once again. It's simply ridicolous. A real disgrace" - Jorge Mendes.

Mendes almost never speaks publically about his players (Cristiano in this case) so the crybaby must be super pissed

Modrić is just on another level compared to other central midfielders.
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CR never showed up today

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

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UEFA 2017/18 POTY voting points:

Modrić – 313
Cristiano – 223
Salah – 134
Griezmann – 72
Messi – 55 😂
Mbappé – 43
De Bruyne – 28
Varane – 23
Hazard – 15
Ramos – 12
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If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

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Well deserved. I hope he gets Ballon d'Or as well.

Classless Ronaldo tonight.
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This is one of those awards where you can give it to either Ronaldo or Messi every year, anyone else is just filler or life time achievement like Modric.

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Sky Italia: Cristiano refused to attend the #UCLdraw Gala as he was furious with UEFA's decision to award Modric with the POTY award.

Perez: "I've never seen a club want to buy our number 10 without paying, it's the first time this has happened to me in my life."

Inter's Zanetti: "Real & Modric saga? I have not read Florentino's comments. but we will evaluate them and tackle them in the right way. "

Modric: "I am very happy to receive this award, I thank everyone who voted for me and I dedicate it to my teammates. Real Madrid & I work to get as high as possible, I am very happy in Madrid, the best club in the world. CR7? I do not know. Maybe he had other commitments."
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CR7 didn't attend because he was not invited...to win the award.
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Bravo, Luka. Well deserved
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Modric further cementing himself as the most accomplished footballer from the ex-Yu ever... a well deserved award for him after the season he had

as for CR7, still the spoiled child, i see... confidence, competitiveness, pride in one's own achievements etc. are all good things... but so is being gracious when suffering a setback and losing out to a rival... a rival that was until recently a long term teammate of yours
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....he must be worth at least 1 BILLION if SMS is worth 120 million?


All bow to the KING!

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsle...d=2567658.html

Why did Modrić win the vote?

Modrić's understated class was more evident than ever last season, the diminutive midfielder helping Madrid to a third straight UEFA Champions League title before then guiding his country to their first FIFA World Cup final. Though the 32-year-old is neither a prolific goalscorer nor an outright defensive shield, his dynamism and quality in possession set him apart.

"Always available to receive the ball, he is incredibly important to how the champions want to play," said the UEFA Technical Observers when selecting Modrić in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season.


Honours: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA World Cup runner-up

Modrić also claimed the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball for his performances for Croatia in Russia this summer.

UEFA Champions League
Appearances: 11
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Domestic League
Appearances: 26
Goals: 1

International
Appearances: 16
Goals: 3

How Modrić was chosen

The jury comprised the 80 coaches of the clubs that participated in the group stages of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League (32) and UEFA Europa League (48), along with 55 journalists chosen by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA's member associations.

Jury members picked their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.

Modrić testimonials
"He is a player who has a very different talent, he improves anyone who is around him. It shows when he is not on the field – Madrid are a different team without Luka."
Croatia team-mate Ivan Rakitić

Modrić also won the FIFA Golden Ball this summer

"Even if we leave trophies aside, the way he plays and the way he dominates for Real Madrid is impressive."
Former Madrid and Croatia midfielder Robert Prosinečki

"It's not easy to stop Modrić because he's such a clever player – he can read the game so well and can play in many different areas."
Former Madrid manager José Mourinho

What is the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award?
The award recognises the best players, irrespective of nationality, playing for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in all competitions – domestic, continental and international.


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All hail the best player in the world, Luka Modric.


Ivan Rakitic: "We have this special bond. When you put the sacred Croatia shirt on you become another person...this is something all of us have in us, and it will be in us to the very last moment.”

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Well deserved. I hope he gets Ballon d'Or as well.

Classless Ronaldo tonight.
..and Mendes too, but that's expected from them, especially CR7 or whatevs ... ZERO CLASS
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GOAT Modric.

Ronaldo and his camp are a bunch of bitches.
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Isn't this a bit political though? The same year Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, he suddenly doesn't win the award?

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Of all his achievements, Luka also manages to make Ronaldo, his manager, his sister and his fanboys humiliate themselves like the sore losers, or at least that's if you believe our media.

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Dick move from Ronaldo...not going to lie, as a RM fan, was a big fan of the guy. I remember when Portugal knocked us out at Euro, Ronaldo didn't celebrate as he said he couldn't when his "brother" Luka was hurting. He seemed sincere.

They were teammates for so long, and Ronaldo can't bother to show up to the award show to congratulate Luka...classless move. F him.
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MONACO -- It was all set up. A private helicopter to whisk him and his entourage from Turin to Monaco in around 40 minutes. Half a dozen seats reserved for his entourage, including his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, who had rushed back from the Venice Film Festival.

Wealthy Monegasques (and those who merely summer there) for once reduced to waiting patiently behind barriers at the Grimaldi Forum, like mere civilians. His agent, Jorge Mendes, and his wife, dutifully in attendance in between late transfer deals.

And then came the call. Or, more likely, two calls. One -- a leak, according to multiple sources -- informing Cristiano Ronaldo that he had not won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year (that honour would belong to Luka Modric). The other a call to Juventus officials, including CEO Beppe Marotta, who were waiting for him at the Meridien Beach hotel, a brief walk from the Grimaldi Forum. This was just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, with the draw and Player of the Year ceremony set to begin at 6 p.m.

Ronaldo wasn't getting on the helicopter to Nice. Which meant he wouldn't be getting on the helicopter to Monaco. Which meant he would not be on the red carpet outside the Grimaldi Forum and he certainly would not be at the awards ceremony.

The Juve contingent huddled together and tried to come up with a plan. Some of his people -- friends, advisors and folks who have known him for years -- tried to convince him too. When it became obvious that he was not going to change his mind, they advised UEFA that he'd be a no-show.

"No [he did not tell us]," said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Friday morning. "We got the information from Juventus that he's not coming and that's it."

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

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