Luka Modric was named Best Fifa Footballer of the Year in a London ceremony noted as much for the the players in absentia as the awards.
The Croatian beat Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the first player other than Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win since Kaka in 2007.
The award was decided by national team coaches and captains, select members of the media and online voting. Modric acknowledged both his club and national team achievements, which included winning the Golden Ball at the World Cup, as the deciding factors in claiming the award.
It wasn’t all about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for once – though both players did make the FifPro XI.
Here’s all the award winners:
Best Men’s: Luka Modric
Best Women’s: Marta
Puskas Award: Mohamed Salah
Best Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Best Men’s Coach: Didier Deschamps
Best Women’s Coach: Reynald Pedros
Fair Play: Lennart Thy
Fan Award: Peru fans