|Luka Modric Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7¾ in|
|Date of Birth||September 9, 1985|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
Luka Modric is a Croatian professional footballer who is best known for his career as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and as the captain of the Croatia national team. He is considered as one of the greatest midfielders of all time and has played for teams like Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur, and Zrinjski Mostar in the past. During the course of his career, Luka has won several tournaments like Croatian Cup, Croatian Super Cup, Copa del Rey, La Liga, Supercopa de España, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, and has been the recipient of honors like Tottenham Hotspur‘s “Player of the Year”, La Liga‘s “Best Midfielder”, “World Soccer Player of the Year”, UEFA‘s “Champions League Midfielder of the Season”, SN‘s “Sportsman of the Year”, and many more. He was a vital member of the Croatian squads that finished as the runner-up and in 3rd place, respectively, in the 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup. In the 2018 edition of the tournament, he scored 2 goals in the group stage and a penalty each in Croatia’s shoot-out victories in the pre-quarter-final and quarter-final stages. He won the ‘Golden Ball’ award as the best player in that tournament. In the 2022 edition of the tournament, he won the ‘Bronze Ball’ award as the 3rd-best player.
Modric studied in a primary school in Zadar. At the same time, while attending primary school, he was enrolled into one of the local sports academies by his dad.
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Stipe Modric (Aeromechanic)
- Mother – Radojka Modric (Textile Worker)
- Siblings – Jasmina Modric (Younger Sister), Diora Modric (Younger Sister)
- Others – Luka Modric (Grandfather)
Luka Modric is signed to ASA International.
- Midfielder (Can also play attacking midfielder)
5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm
67 kg or 148 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Luka started dating Vanja Bosnic in 2006. The couple spent 4 years together before officially getting married in May 2010.
Luka and Vanja have two children, Ivano (born – June 6, 2010) and Ema (born – April 25, 2013).
Race / Ethnicity
Modric prefers to dye them “Light Brown.”
- Wavy hair
- Great team player
- Often wears a headband while playing
- Very skilled midfielder
- Huge sportsmanship
Modric has appeared in a TV Advert for MAXtv.
Best Known For
Modric is known for his creativity on the football ground together with his great vision and passing skills.
For many football fans and managers, Luka is considered one of the best midfielders of this era.
He is also known for leading Dinamo Zagreb to three consecutive title wins and for having a huge role in the games while playing for Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.
Luka Modric Facts
- Before he moved to Dinamo Zagreb in 2002, he was a part of the youth team of FC Zadar.
- Since he signed a deal with Dinamo Zagreb (2003 – 2008), he was loaned to Zrinjski Mostar (2003 – 2004) and later to Inter Zapresic (2004 – 2005).
- He led Inter Zapresic to second place in the Croatian league in the 2004–2005 season, reserving the spot for the preliminary round in UEFA Cup (Now Europa League).
- In 2007, Modric won the award for PRVA NHL “Player of the Year.”
- Luka moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 and to Real Madrid in 2012.
- In 2014, he won the UEFA Champions League while he was playing for Real Madrid.
- Luka debuted in the Croatian national team in March 2006 when Croatia was facing Argentina.
- Modric scored his first goal for Croatia in a friendly match against Italy.
- He grew up in Zaton Obrovacki, a village near the city of Zadar, Croatia (previously a part of SFR Yugoslavia).
- He was raised during the 1991 Yugoslav war, when his mother country, Croatia was fighting for independence. When the war began, Luka and his family were forced to leave their home.
- During the 1991 war, his father joined the Croatian Army.
- His grandfather was executed by Serbian rebels in the village of Jesenice in December 1991.
- In the quarter-final of the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup, against 5-time champions Brazil, after the match was tied at 1 goal apiece at the end of extra time, Luka scored a clinical goal in the penalty shoot-out which Croatia went on to win by a 4-2 margin. The win meant that Croatia had reached the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup for the 3rd time – after a 3rd-place finish in 1998 and a runner-up finish in 2018.