Ronaldo, Modric, Saleh shortlisted for UEFA player of the year award


MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have been shortlisted for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Player of the Year award for the session 2017/18.

Ronaldo, who won the award last two years, and Modric both played for Real Madrid as they won the UEFA Champion’s League for the third consecutive year. Modric also won the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup after inspiring Croatia on their run to the final.

Meanwhile, Egyptian star Salah scored 10 times as Liverpool made it to the Champions League final, before losing 3-1 to Real in Kiev.

The name of the winner will be announced alongside the winner of the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award in Monaco on August 30.

The nominees for the women’s award are France’s Amandine Henry and Norway’s Ada Hegerberg, who both won the Champions League with Lyon, and Denmark’s Pernille Harder, who lost in the final with Wolfsburg.