A Quick Look at FIFA The Best Awards 2018
FIFA gave out its ‘The Best’ awards for 2018 on Monday in London, recognizing all those that had performed brilliantly. Here is a quick review of the winners;
Men’s Player of the Year: Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia). This definitely broke the norm of the usual winners which were Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
At least this would quench the usual debate on who is the better G.O.A.T for a while.
Modric stood out with his performances which helped Real Madrid win the Champions League for the 3rd consecutive time. He also captained the Croatian team which reached the World Cup finals.
Women’s Player of the Year: Marta (Brazil)
Men’s Coach of the Year: Didier Deschamps (France)
He helped France win the world cup as a player and also as a coach too.
BEST GOALKEEPER – THIBAUT COURTOIS (CHELSEA/REAL MADRID, BELGIUM)
He helped Belgian team reach the Third place in the just concluded FIFA World Cup which is their all time best.
Women’s Coach of the Year: Reynald Pedros
Puskas Award: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool v Everton) … Left to me, this was more of a consolation for not winning the player of the year award and also missing a place in the World XI.
FIFPRO World XI: De Gea, Alves, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Kante, Hazard, Mbappe, Ronaldo
The only inclusion I have been questioning is Alves because he didn’t play in the world cup and was injured for most of the season.
FIFA Fan Award: Peru supporters.
I was hoping that the Senegalese supporters were going to bag this award at least but that wasn’t the case.
FIFA Fair Play Award: Lennart Thy (VVV Venlo, missed a match last year to donate stem cells to help a Leukaemia patient)