Real Madrid talisman Luka Modric returns to England with the hope of ending the world best duopoly held by Ronaldo and Messi in one decade.
This is the first time since 2007 we would see a list without the inclusion of Lionel Messi who was either second 5-times and first 5-times.
The trios were spectacular in making and unarguably deserves any hierarchical positions.
Christians Ronaldo 33, helped his teammates to win their third successive champions league, which was his 5th UCL in his curriculum before striking a deal worth £99 million with Juventus. However, he was knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16 but was spot-on against Spain when he scored his first World Cup hat-trick.
Modric was also the joint force in Real Madrid’s champions league victory.
The lads were never going to do without his top-notched crosses and creativity. He also captained his national teammates to their first ever World Cup final, after defeating Messi’s Argentina, Russia and of course England before losing 4:2 to France in the final.
Mo Salah was the man for the future who was always finding the back of the net with every single touch on the pitch.
He recorded 32 goals in 38 League appearances which was long held by Allen Shearer. Albeit, he wasn’t noticeable in Russia but he could be excused as not deemed fit following the controversial rough handling by Sergio Ramos.
If Salah gets the award, he would be the second African player after George Weah to wrap the gift from Africa.