UEFA nominates Salah, Modric and Ronaldo for player of the year award

Cristiano Ronaldo Salah and Luka Modric

Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah are the final three nominees for UEFA's Player of the Year award.

Last season, Salah had 10 goals in 13 UCL caps and 32 goals in 36 Premier League appearances for Liverpool. He has also won the award on three occasions compared to Messi's two.

Ronaldo, now with Juventus, has won the UEFA award each time Madrid has been European champion since the vote was introduced in 2011.

Luka Modrič was an inspirational figure for Croatia during this summer's World Cup, guiding them to an unlikely final berth and winning the tournament's golden ball in the process.

Modric, also part of Madrid's Champions League winning team, finished runner-up with Croatia at the World Cup, winning the best player award at the tournament in Russian Federation.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how UEFA released names of players nominated for the best attacker, midfielder, defender and goalkeeper for last season's Champions League campaign.

The shortlist was chosen by votes cast by the 80 coaches who took part in European competition last season and 55 sports journalists, with the victor to be announced at the Champions League 2018-19 draw in Nyon.

Other players who could consider themselves unfortunate not to have made the list include World Cup victor Kylian Mbappe and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, with their lack of success in the Champions League again possibly a factor.

Pernille Harder, Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry are on the women's shortlist.

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