Luka Modric Named ‘Croatian Sportsman Of The Year’

Luka Modric Named ‘Croatian Sportsman Of The Year’

Luka Modric has been named Croatian sportsman of the year on Wednesday after a successful 2018 thus added to his collection of awards.

Sandra Perkovic, five times European champion in discus, won the women's award.

The football squad, runners-up in the World Cup, were named Croatian team of the year after a vote by 322 journalists.

The midfielder led Croatia to the final in Russia in July and played a key role as Real Madrid won a third straight Champions League title in May.

Modric was rewarded with the Golden Ball for best player at the World Cup, the Best Men's Player award by FIFA in September, and the Ballon d'Or as the world's best player at the start of December, thereby ending a decade of domination by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the world player of the year awards.

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