Footballers around the world gathered in London on Monday for the prestigious FIFA Best Award.
Events kicked off around seven o’clock Nigerian time.
Egyptian playmaker, Mohamed Salah opened the honours list with the Puskas Award for best goal scored in a premier league game against Everton.
He beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kick in the Champions league against Juventus. And the other from Gareth Bale.
Two time World cup winner, as captain and coach of the French team, Didier Deschamp, won the Best Coach award for the victorious feat Russia 2018 where he led the le bleu to their second international glory.
Belgium and Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, was voted the best goalkeeper in the night.
The coach of France’s female national team, Reynard Pedros, won the Women’s Coach of the year award.
Kyrian Mbappe was voted acknowledged as the best youth player with the Young Football Star award.
The FIFA Fair Play Award went to Lennart Thy of VV Venlo in the Dutch Eredivisie who sat out a club game to donate blood to a leukemia patient who needed an urgent stem-cell transplant.
Brazillian legend, Marta, won the Women’s Best Player award ahead of Dzsenifer Maroszan of Germany and Hederberg of Denmark.
The much awaited moment of the night, the FIFA Men’s Best Player of The Year went in favour of Luka Modric.
The 32-year-old was voted for his performance with the Croatian team at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
He beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Salah.