Luka Modric is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real Madrid in La Liga and captains the Croatia national team. He is primarily a central midfielder, but he can also play as an attacking or defensive midfielder. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, as well as the greatest Croatian footballer of all time.
Modri was born in Zadar and his childhood coincided with the Croatian War of Independence, which forced his family to flee. At the age of 16, he was signed by Dinamo Zagreb after demonstrating promise with his hometown club NK Zadar’s youth team. He continued to develop in Zagreb before loan spells with Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprei. Luka made his Dinamo debut in 2005 and went on to win three consecutive league titles and domestic cups, earning him the. Prva HNL Player of the Year award in 2007. He joined Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 for a club-record fee of £16.5 million. Where he led Spurs to their first UEFA Champions League appearance in nearly 50 years.
Luka Modri was born on September 9, 1985, in the hamlet of Modrii, which is part of Zaton Obrovaki. A village located on the southern slopes of the mountain Velebit, north of Zadar in SR Croatia, then a republic within SFR Yugoslavia. He is the eldest son of Stipe Modri of Modrii and Radojka Dopu of Kruevo near Obrovac, both of whom began their careers in a knitwear factory. Modri spent most of his childhood in the stone house of his paternal grandfather. After whom he was named, located on the road above the hamlet of Modrii, and was shepherding goats by the age of five.
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With James Rodrguez’s departure to Bayern Munich, Modri inherited the team’s coveted number 10 jersey for the 2017-18 season, replacing his previous number 19 jersey.
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Luka Modric Net Worth and Salary
Croatian soccer player Luka Modri has a net worth of $75 million. Modri will play for Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga in 2021. Modri is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time. He is widely regarded as the greatest Croatian player ever to put on a pair of soccer boots.
Net Worth of $75 million.
Yearly Salary 19.69 million EUR
Modri began his international career as a youth player, representing Croatia in the under-15, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 teams. He made his debut in March 2001 for Martin Novoselac’s under-15 team, but despite his talent and psychological maturity. Luka did not become a regular starter and leading player until. He was physically strengthened and debuted for the under-18 team. Novoselac regards him as a role model for all young players because his success is the result of hard work and dedication, as well as talent. Modri made his full international debut for Croatia in a friendly match against Argentina in Basel on March 1, 2006. Which Croatia won 3-2.
Croatia advanced to the World Cup final for the first time in their history after a 2-1 extra-time victory. Modri was reported two days before the final match to have run the most miles of any player and was third in created chances. As well as having the most dribbles per match and completed passes in his team’s half. Despite Croatia being defeated 4-2 by France in the final on July 15. Modri was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament, and was named to the Tournament Team.
Style of play
Modri, a diminutive and technically gifted midfielder, is usually used as a creative playmaker. Who sets the tempo of the game by controlling possession from the center of the pitch. Many football pundits, managers, and teammates have praised him for his quick passing and long-range shots. Which are frequently in the style of the trivela technique. As well as his calmness and ability to evade tackles under pressure. He’s also known for his tactical intelligence and versatility in both attack and defense. As well as his vision, spatial interpretation, and work rate. Modri, a former attacking midfielder, is regarded as an expert in “pre-assist” or build-up play. Frequently creating space and time for his teammates to shoot or deliver goal-bound passes to other players. He’s also good at taking set pieces, especially corners and wide free kicks.
Modri agreed to terms with Tottenham Hotspur on April 26, 2008. He was the first of many summer signings for manager. Juande Ramos, as well as the Premier League’s first summer transfer. When Manchester City and Newcastle United expressed interest, club chairman Daniel Levy flew to Zagreb immediately. After signing a six-year contract, Tottenham confirmed the transfer fee paid was £16.5 million, equaling the club’s record fee set by Darren Bent’s move in 2007. He was given the number 14 jersey and later stated that he wore it in honor of Johan Cruyff. Modri made his competitive Premier League debut on August 16 against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium in Spurs’ first match of the 2008-09 season.
Real Madrid announced on August 27, 2012, that they had reached an agreement with Tottenham for a fee of approximately £30 million. Modri agreed to a five-year deal with the Spanish club. Two days later, he made his Real Madrid debut against Barcelona in the second leg final of the 2012 Supercopa de Espaa at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, coming on in the 83rd minute to replace Mesut zil. Madrid won the game, giving Modri his first trophy with the club just 36 hours after signing. Despite his strong debut, Modri struggled to settle into the team under manager José Mourinho due to a lack of pre-season training, which he missed due to ongoing transfer negotiations.
Ballon d’Or & Golden Ball of the 2018 World Cup
In August and September, Modri won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award and the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award for his club and national team performances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Where he also received the Golden Ball.
Luka Modric was crowned football’s king in 2018. The Real Madrid midfielder was unanimously voted the best player in the world. After winning FIFA’s The Best award and UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year 2017/18. The Croatian was named Ballon d’Or winner in Paris.
Modri married Vanja Bosni in a private ceremony in Zagreb, Croatia, in May 2010 after four years of dating, and a year later in church. On June 6, 2010, their son, Ivano, was born. Ema, their daughter, was born on April 25th, 2013. Sofia, their second daughter, was born on October 2nd, 2017. Modri has a low profile outside of football. Modri speaks English, Spanish, and Croatian, and is a Roman Catholic.