Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

The draw for the group stages of the Champions League will take place at 5pm this afternoon, as 32 sides learn who they'll be facing in the most prestigious competition in club football.

There was also an award for David Beckham, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England star collecting the UEFA President's Award for his achievements in the game and his work since retiring as a player.

When one considers the strength of some of the other groups, the City staff may feel satisfied with our fate.

"The Champions League is always hard". Manchester City will be in Pot 1, Manchester United and Tottenham will be in Pot 2 and Liverpool, last year's runners-up, will be in Pot 3.

Real goalkeeper, Keylor Navas won the award for the best shot-stopper in the continent, and Sergio Ramos took home top defender while Modric won midfielder honors.

Agent Jorge Mendes has criticised the decision to award Luka Modric the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award over Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Champions League has been dominated by Spanish teams in recent times, with Real Madrid and Barcelona sharing the last five titles between them, but Crespo believes that could soon change.

Group C: Paris St-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade.

That voice belonged to Katia Aveiro, sister of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was rendered totally aghast that her sibling was passed over by UEFA. Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray.

Modric adds the UEFA award to the title of Best Player at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, and must now be considered a strong candidate to break the Messi/Ronaldo stranglehold which has dominated the Ballon d'Or in recent years.

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