Luka Modric

If you pick up the names of the top five midfielders of this century, the name of Luka Modric will come up. The Croatian blonde midfielder has been in charge of Real Madrid midfield for almost a decade and captains Croatia’s national team he is the greatest Croatian footballer ever.

Basically, he is a central midfielder but at the time of the team, he also plays as an attacking midfielder. He has won all club-level tournaments including Premier League, La Liga, and Champions League. But the path to achieving so much was not easy. He spent his childhood in a war-torn country during the Croatian war of independence. He was grown up in the refugee camp and began playing football at the hotel parking. From there his talent grew up on the football field in Madrid and he is the first Croatian player who had won the Ballon d’Or award.

Luka Modric’s first international match was with Argentina in 2006 and Croatia won the match, from then he became a result-oriented player in every match, and all his teammates both the club and the national team of Croatia also waited to see the appetizer.

Luka is always considered a creative playmaker with his playing strategy as a deep-lying playmaker, making passes to his teammates and creating several chances for goal. He is famous for instant passing, long array shots, and playing under pressure controlling the match from the middle of the pitch. His playing style has made him numerous nicknames as called by the media and fandom, including “the midfield Maestro, the magician, and the puppet master.

In his personal life, Luka Modric was born on 9 September 1985 in the hamlet of Modrići and he mostly spent his childhood in his paternal grandfather’s house of Modrići that’s why he was named Modric. He is a father of son Ivano and daughter of Ema.

Full nameLuka Modrić
Date of birth9 September 1985
Place of birthZadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height5 ft 8 in (1.72 m)
Current ClubReal Madrid
Jersey No10
Weight145 lbs
National TeamCroatia (2006)


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2014 Brazil3270000220
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