“I went to watch Zagreb to look at Corluka for Walter Smith.” “I came back & said ‘there’s a wee fella in the middle of the park... Modric.” 😲 “He was light years ahead of anything else on the pitch.” 👏 Ally McCoist reveals he told #RangersFC to sign Luka Modric! 👀
ON THIS DAY: In 2018, Modric'>Luka Modric became the first player in history to be awarded the World Cup Golden Ball, UEFA Men's Player, FIFA Best Men's Player and Ballon d'Or in the same year. The first player to win the award other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi since 2007. 😳
Lionel Messi won the 2019 Ballon d’Or Award for a record 6th time, breaking a tie with Cristiano Ronaldo. This is the 11th time in the last 12 years that either Messi or Ronaldo won the award (Modric'>Luka Modric won last year).
🗣 Modric'>Luka Modric: "It's great pride to be able to be at this gala and give the Ballon d'Or to Messi, who deserves it. We are rivals, but not enemies . In football, things are often taken to an extreme and this initiative can help improve things." #BallonDor2019
🏆 The #FIFA19 Team of the Year! 🏆 GK: De Gea DEF: Marcelo DEF: Sergio Ramos DEF: van Dijk DEF: Varane MID: De Bruyne MID: Kante MID: Modric FWD: Mbappe FWD: Messi FWD: RonaldoForwards will be available in-game from 6 pm UK! #TOTY #FUT
Strong words from Luka Modric post-match: "English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake. All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying 'ok, today we will see who will be tired'"
OFFICIAL | The nominees for #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo Kevin De Bruyne Antoine Griezmann Eden Hazard Harry Kane Kylian Mbappe Lionel Messi Luka Modric Mohamed Salah Raphael Varane For the period 3 July 2017-15 July 2018