Luka Modrić selected in FIFA World 11
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
The 7th FIFA The Best awards took place on Monday in Paris and once again Croatia captain Luka Modrić was honoured.
Modrić was named in the 2022 FIFA FIFPRO Men’s #World11 by footballers worldwide.
The 37-year-old was the oldest player named in the 11, which also featured Thibaut Courtois, Joao Canelo, Vrgil van Dijk, Achra Hakimi, Casemiro, Kevin DeBruyne, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Benzema and Erling Haaland.
The footballers’ choice: #Croatia captain @lukamodric10 is selected in the 2022 FIFA @FIFPRO Men’s #World11! 🇭🇷✨#Family #Vatreni❤️🔥 https://t.co/3ySISBx0XE— HNS (@HNS_CFF) February 27, 2023
Other awards given on the night were:
The Best men’s player: Lionel Messi
The Best women’s player: Alexia Putellas
The Best men’s goalkeeper: Emiliano ‘Dibu’ Martinez
The Best women’s goalkeeper: Mary Earps
The Best men’s coach: Lionel Scaloni
The Best women’s coach: Sarina Wiegman
The Best Puskas award: Marcin Oleksy
The Best Fan award: Argentina fans
The Best Fair Play award: Luka Lochoshvili
✨ The 2022 FIFA FIFPRO Men’s #World11:— FIFPRO (@FIFPRO) February 27, 2023
🇵🇹 Joao Cancelo
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi
Chosen by the players, for the players.#World11 | #TheBest pic.twitter.com/2ubkx98Hrh
Back in 2018, Modrić won The Best men’s player award after he guided Croatia to the final of the World Cup and won the UEFA Champions League in the same season.