How fans reacted to Messi and Ronaldo's votes for FIFA's Best Men's Player Award

How fans reacted to Messi and Ronaldo's votes for FIFA's Best Men's Player Award

- Real Madrid star Luka Modric was named as the best player by FIFA

- Ronaldo and Messi voted Varane and Modric respectively as their best player

Croatian Luka Modric defeated Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to win the award. In a ceremony held in London on Monday night, September 24, he was named by FIFA as the best footballer in 2018.

Luka Modric's performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup helped his national team to reach the final and playing for Galacticos he won the Champions League 2017/18.

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Despite, Ronaldo becoming the best scorer in UCL 2017/18 and helping his former team Real Madrid win the cup for the third time in a row too, he collected insufficient votes.

Modric was presented the top award with 29.05% of the votes in his favour. Ronaldo received 19.08 % of the votes while Salah stood at 11.23%.

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READ ALSO: Real Madrid star Luka Modric wins 2018 FIFA Best Award

The two 5-time Ballon dÓr winners were both named in the FIFPro World XI but neither were in attendance to receive their prizes for the first time in more than a decade.

The FIFA award gives every national team captain and coach the opportunity to vote for who they think deserves the accolade and now on their website the top three players that Messi and Ronaldo voted for have been revealed.

Ronaldo picked two of his former Real Madrid teammates in his top three. The first vote went to Raphael Varane, the second to Luka Modric followed by Atletico Madrid and French star Antoine Griezmann as his final pick.

Meanwhile, Messi's top three had the eventual winner Luka Modric in the first place, Paris Saint Germain and World Cup star Kylian Mbappe in second and Cristiano Ronaldo in third place.

These are fans reactions on top-three from both of them:

Earler, NAIJ.com had reported how Didier Deschamps went ahead of his fellow countryman Zinedine Zidane to win FIFA the Best Coach of the Year award.

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