Here's the list of the last 9 Player Of The Tournament at the FIFA World  Cup (1986-2018).

2018-  Luka Modrić Croatia was on a dream run under the leadership of Modrić. He literally led his team from the front.

2014- Lionel Messi GOAT Messi took his team to the finals & almost won it for them until a goal by Germany’s Gotze ended  their dream.

2010- Diego Forlán Forlan scored five brilliant goals in the tournament & helped Uruguay  to reach Semi-Finals.

2006- Zinedine Zidane It's Zidane who took France to the finals & it's Zidane who was awarded the best player award that edition.

2002- Oliver Kahn The German goalkeeper was on a mission in 2002, however failed  to win it for the country but  won the Golden Ball.

1998- Ronaldo Ronaldo missed to win the 5th WC for Brazil but he didn’t miss to win  the best player award.

1994- Romário Forward striker from Brazil scored 5 goals in the tournament & thus won the golden ball award that edition.

1990- Salvatore Schillaci The Italian striker scored 6 goals & thus he was awarded the best player award in the 1990 WC.

1986- Diego Maradona Maradona won the World Cup as well as the best player award for scoring  5 brilliant goals.