Real Madrid's Luka Modric Set To Become 17th Winner Of The Golden Foot Award
Luka Modric is set to be awarded the 2019 Golden Foot - a prestigious individual award that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have yet to win.
The Golden Foot award is handed out to the best performing players over the age of 29 and it's in its 17th year.
Past winners include Ronaldo Nazário, Ronaldinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among many others. But both Messi and Ronaldo have failed to be crowned the Golden Foot winner.
Though Modric, who won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, will be awarded the Golden Foot according to Spanish outlet Marca.
The Croatian midfielder has had an underwhelming past 12 months, but he'll add one of the sport's most coveted awards to his trophy cabinet at a ceremony in Monaco on Thursday.
This year presenters Jose Altafini, Paulo Roberto Falcao, Carolina Morace and Patrick Vieira will hand the 34-year-old Real Madrid man the accolade.
The past 17 winners of the Golden Foot award are listed below:
2003 - Roberto Baggio
2004 - Pavel Nedved
2005 - Andriy Shevchenko
2006 - Ronaldo Nazário
2007 - Alessandro Del Piero
2008 - Roberto Carlos
2009 - Ronaldinho
2010 - Francesco Totti
2011 - Ryan Giggs
2012 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
2013 - Didier Drogba
2014 - Andres Iniesta
2015 - Samuel Eto'o
2016 - Gianluigi Buffon
2017 - Iker Casillas
2018 - Edinson Cavani
Will Ronaldo and Messi win the Golden Foot award before they both call it a day?