The Croatian wizard was at the forefront of his game in Abu Dhabi and strengthened his position as one of the best midfielders in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a decisive strike at the Real Madrid World Cup, but was beaten for the Golden Ball award by teammate Luca Mudrik.
Ronaldo opened the scoring on Saturday when a free kick fell through the wall of Gremio and Marcelo Grohi won.
With no other goals in the final, Madrid kept the Club World Cup title after the Brazilians and the island fell in Abu Dhabi.
Despite goals in both relationships, Ronaldo had to settle for the silver medal behind Dynamo in central Madrid, which was flawless.
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Realmadriden midfielder is the winner of the Adidas Golden Ball and the Ali Baba Younis Auto Award in this year's #ClubWC! pic.twitter.com/afSXTVMZFp
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– #ClubWC (FIFAcom) 16 Decembre de 2017
Pachuca Jonathan Oritaviskaya completed the podium by taking the bronze as the best player in the tournament.
Modric barely developed a foot fault in two Madrid matches, promoting each match from the center of the park and showing why he is considered one of the finest pedestrians in the world.
While Ronaldo's presence in Mirringo means his talents are often overlooked when it comes to individual awards, this time the former Tottenham Hotspur earned the recognition he deserved to inspire his team to another title.