Real Madrid 's midfielder Croatian Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah defeated & # 39; Goal & # 39; Goal & # 39; was named the best player in the world. Since Wesley Sneijder entered this list in 2010, no other player than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi has managed to be at the top of the rankings with the names of the top 50 players in the world.
"I am very happy to receive this award. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. It is an honor to take this line and continue with these two greats.
The Uefa Player of the Year award & # 39; Best & # 39; Croatia, who won the award, is one of the main favorites of being the champion of the Golden Ball 2018.
James Dickens, the general editor of edi Goal, ın said the list was harder to choose from after the World Cup but James it's hard to refuse it when you observe how Luka Modric managed and influenced both Real Madrid and the Croatian national team. It deserves its place at the top of the list. "
In its tenth edition, the global network of the "Goal 50" list was chosen by "Goal" reporters; Cristiano Ronaldo & # 39; s third place with Mohamed Salah second place, Kylian Mbappé & # 39; Fifth, Lionel Messi. The Premier League is the 50 Gol 50 8 of the 2018 & # 39; The Spanish League has 16 players with Italy, France and Germany, respectively, with eight, five and three.
Outside of the five major European leagues, this year's 50th place is the 47th in the single player Hirving Lozano, now the Eredivisie champion PSV Eindhoven and Andrés Iniesta who want to add Barcelona. Vissel Kobe in Japan's J1 League in May.
Real Madrid is the most represented team in this year's list, seven players in "Goal 50". Manchester City ranks second with six players, while Barcelona is the third with five.