The international sports press Association (AIPS) summed up the results of 2018.
In men, the best sportsman of the year was the midfielder of real Madrid and the Croatia national team, who at club level has won the Champions League and in the national team at the world Cup in Russia has reached the final.
Modric scored a little more than 13% of votes leaving behind tennis players Novak Djokovic (10,5%) and Roger Federer (9.1%) and also player Kilian Mbappe (8.8%) and the racer of the Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton (8.3 per cent).
Luka Modric became the fourth player winning the survey of the sports press. Previously it was possible Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Kaka.
In women, the award went to 22-year-old American gymnast Simone Bails. Four-time Olympic champion at the world Championships won four gold medals.
For Bails voted for 13.4% of the representatives of the International sports press Association. Titled gymnast in the voting walked Czech snowboarder ester Ledezma (10,5%) and the ex-first racket of the world Simona Halep (10.3 per cent).