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

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

Salah won last season's England's Players' Player of the Year Award and the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year Award.

Ronaldo and Modric won the Champions League for Real Madrid against Salah's Liverpool in the final, while Hegerberg and Henry scored against Harder's Wolfsburg in Lyon's triumph in the Women's Champions League.

Ronaldo, now with Juventus, won the Champions League with Real Madrid, scoring 15 goals in the competition to add to his 27 in La Liga.

Modric's standout performance comes from his success with Real Madrid, but more importantly for guiding Croatia to the World Cup final.

Ronaldo also took centre stage at the World Cup this summer, scoring a hat-trick against Spain to rescue a point and also notching one goal against Morocco before Portugal were knocked out by Uruguay.




While this is the first nomination for both Modric and Salah, it would be the fourth time Ronaldo has picked up this award, if he goes on to win. The tournament in Russian Federation could prove to be Croatia's current golden generation last major worldwide appearance, and Zlatko Dalić's side shocked fans across the globe by reaching the final.

Major Club Honours Last Season: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.

However, the Argentine was overlooked as UEFA on Monday reeled out their final three nominees for UEFA Player of The Year award for the 2017/18 season. And Salah stood out for Liverpool at the Champions Cup.

The Norway global scored 15 goals in Lyon's Champions League winning campaign last season.

The award will be presented during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 30 August.


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