UEFA Player of the Year Award: Luka Modrić Named 4th Best in Europe
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
Croatian captain Luka Modrić has finished 4th in the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid) are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award named by UEFA today, with Modrić being named the 4th best player in Europe last season.
The players who made up the rest of the top ten were:
4: Luka Modrić (Croatia, Real Madrid)
5: Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid)
6: Paulo Dybala (Argentina, Juventus)
7: Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid)
8: Kylian Mbappé (France, Monaco)
9: Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern München)
10: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden, Manchester United)
The winner out of Messi, Ronaldo, and Buffon will be named on 24 August 2017.
UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year Award recognizes 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.
The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.