Modric won the prize ahead of former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is now at Juventus and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah.
The numbers released by UEFA after the event, shows that the Croatia captain, finished first in the poll, 90 points ahead of Ronaldo.
Modric got 313 points, while Ronaldo garnered 223 points.
Salah finished in third place with 134 points.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has already criticized organizers of the award, calling it “a scandal”.