It is a World Cup year as France won the 2018 edition in Russia after 20 years they won it last beating Croatia in the final.

However, there are some players that performed incredibly well in the year 2018, and we take a look at the top 10.

1. Luka Modric

Since Real Madrid star Luka Modric began his football career, the year 2018 will be his most successful year winning the Champions League title and also the Ballon d'Or award.
He also helped his national team reached the final of the 2018 World Cup losing against France.

2. Ronaldo Cristiano

Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo also performed well in the year 2018 winning the Champions League title before he left Real Madrid for a move to Juventus.


3. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi was not happy that his national team did not go far at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but he will be glad for winning the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona.

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4. Kylian Mbappe

At the age of 20, Frenchman Kylian Mbappe is already a World Cup winner as he was part of the French team that emerged champions in Russia.


5. Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah did not win any title for his club and country this year, but he won the golden boot award at the 2017/18 Premier League season.


He also steered his club Liverpool to the final of the 2017/18 Champions League where they lost against Real Madrid.

6. Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann was great in the year 2018 winning the World Cup title with France and also the 2017/18 Europa League title with his club.


7. Eden Hazard

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard steered his country to the semifinal of the 2018 World Cup before they lost and went on to win third place beating England in Russia.


8. Kevin De Bruyne

Belgian football star Kevin De Bruyne was instrumental in helping Manchester City to win the 2017/18 Premier League title. He is still doing fine this season in the English topflight.


9. Harry Kane

Englishman Harry Kane was superb at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as he guided his nation to the semifinal of the championship.


He also won the golden boot award in Russia after finishing as top scorer scoring 6 goals.

10. N'Golo Kante

Chelsea star N'Golo Kante was the engine room of the French national team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as his superb game in the midfield helped France to win the title.


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