Salah enjoyed a sensational 2017-18 season as his goals propelled the Reds into the Champions League final, while he also led Egypt to a first World Cup appearance since 1990.
Modric and Ronaldo helped Real Madrid clinch the trophy in that final in Kiev, with the Croat also leading his nation to a maiden World Cup final.
After bowing out of the Russia finals with Portugal, Ronaldo made a surprise switch to Juventus, where he is bidding to become only the second player to win the Champions League with three different clubs.
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Wolfsburg’s Pernille Harder and Lyon pair Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry are up for the women’s award.
The winners will be announced at the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus and Portugal)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)
- Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg and Denmark)
- Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)
- Amandine Henry (Lyon and France)
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