Modric beats Messi to win world best playmaker of 2018 award

Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois have been recognized by the International Federation of History and Statistics in Football (IFFHS) for their accomplishments in 2018.

Modric was named the best playmaker and Courtois the best goalkeeper at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas preparing ground on Friday morning.

As a major aspect of a vote between football specialists from 90 nations, Modric earned 272 votes, in front of Lionel Messi (144), Eden Hazard (114), Kevin De Bruyne (36) and Neymar (18).

Real Madrid’s Belgian goalkeeper got 181 votes, in front of Hugo Lloris (109), Gianluigi Buffon (59), Keylor Navas (58), Jan Oblak and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (both 49).

This is the most recent real respect to add to Modric’s award of The Best and the Ballon d’Or that he won a year ago.

Courtois was likewise named best goalkeeper in FIFA’s The Best and at the World Cup in Russia.

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