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Facts about Luka Modric

A look at the Top facts about Luka Modric, including his career, childhood and love life as well as his most interesting quotes.

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has had a moderate year in 2020, considering all he has achieved in his career. the Croatian was below par in the 2019-20 season, although at the end Real Madrid were able to win the La Liga title. Yet their disappointing campaign in the Champions League and a bad start to the 2020-21 campaign has had a bad taste for Zidane and his players.

Modric played 40 games and scored 5 goals across all competitions for Los Blancos in 2019-20 season. although

Real Madrid

were trailing Barcelona by two points before the re-start of La Liga after a three month suspension due to COVID-19 Pandemic, they made amends by winning ten games in a row and clinched the title at the end.

The 2020-21 season has started two months ago and Real Madrid has not yet hit their best form. Two back to back defeats at the hands of Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk has put them in an early crisis, but the Croatian ace and his team mates have what it takes to turn things around.

Luka Modric football story is nothing short of a fairy tale. He has come all the way from shepherding at childhood in a war stricken Croatia to the summit of the world football and his life journey has all a fan needs to get inspired. Here are all the interesting

facts about Luka Modric

you would probably enjoy to read.

Top facts about Luka Modric you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Luka Modric. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Luka Modric

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 9 September 1985, Zadar, SR Croatia

  • Height & Weight:

    Luka Modric height is 1.72 m and he weighs 68 kg

  • Family Members

    : Stipe Modric (Father), Rodojka Modric (Mother)

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife/Girlfriend

    : Vanja Bosnic

  • Children

    : two (Ivano and Emma) with Vanja Bosnic

  • Current team

    : Real Madrid

  • Jersey Number

    : 10 at Real Madrid and Croatia National team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Virgo

  • Instagram account:

    Luka Modric instagram account is currently active

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Luka Modric Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on facts about Luka Modric is about his birthday.

Luka Modric Birthday

is at 9 September 1985. He was born in Zadar,


. Luka Modric nationality is Croatian.

Luka Modric zodiac sign is Virgo He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 9th of September are:


: Oscar, Brad Guzan, Alex Song /

Actors and Actresses

: Hugh Grant, Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams/


: Leo Tolstoy

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Luka Modric Childhood and Parents

At this part we will look at the facts about

Luka Modric Childhood

and the family and background he grew up in.

Luka was born in the village of ‘Modrici’ in Croatia. He had a sweat childhood and often went shepherding in the nature until war stroke their village and made life very difficult for Luka and his family.

His father Stipe Modric worked as an aeromechanic and joined the Croatian Army when the family were forced to flee the area, whilst his mother Rodojka worked as a textile worker.

In 1991, when Modric was just six-years-old, the village in which he was born was captured by local Croatian Serb rebels and his grandfather was murdered by them in cold blood when attending to the cattle.

It was a horrific experience for a child to be subjected to and the Modric family had to consequently flee the area and stay as refugees in a large hotel in Zadar.

Years later Luka described the war situation in his childhood in an interview, saying:

"I had a nice childhood, even though I grew up in hotels. When the war started, we became refugees, and it was a really tough time. I was six years old. These were really hard times. I remember them vividly, but it's not something you want to remember or think about."

"My father fought for me to play football. He never had to make me shin pads, but it was a lot of money to send to me to a soccer school. And to provide boots and things."

Despite the difficult circumstances, Luka began playing football at an early age, mostly at the hotel parking lot. In 1992, he simultaneously entered the primary school and a sporting academy, the latter paid for with the little money the family had, sometimes helped by Modrić's uncle. As a boy he was inspired to play football by Zvonimir Boban and

AS Roma

legend, Francesco Totti.

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Luka Modric girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

The first known

Luka Modric girlfriend

is Vanja Bosnic whom Luka married in 2010 following four years of dating. The couple have two children, Ivano and Ema together and their relationship has ever been strong.

Luka is one of those footballers who enjoy spending as much time as possible with his family.

"Madrid is a big and beautiful city with great parks where I like to walk. There are a lot of squares and museums, historic monuments. But I'm more a home guy; I feel most comfortable there with my wife and kids. We play, watch cartoons, like all families do."

Luka Modric Career

Luka Modric career

started in 2005 when he signed for Croatia giants,

Dinamo Zagreb

.  He secured a place in Dinamo's first team, contributing 7 goals in 31 matches to help win the league. In the 2006–07 season, Dinamo again won the league, with Modric making a similar contribution.

Modric became Dinamo's captain in his third season with the club and guided to them further glory including a league title with a record 28-points margin. He finished his four-year tenure at Dinamo with a tally of over 31 goals and 29 assists in four league seasons.

In 2009 Modric Joined Tottenham despite strong interests from


and Arsenal. Modric made his competitive Premier League debut on 16 August in a 2–1 defeat to Middlesborough at the Riverside Stadium in Spurs' first match of the 2008–09 season.

Modric start in London was far from happy. He suffered from many injuries and it took a while for the gifted midfielder to prove himself in the Premier League. Modric left


after four seasons. He scored 17 goals in 159 games in his time in London.

Next move for Modric was joining Real Madrid in 2012. He made his Real Madrid debut against Barcelona in the second leg final of the 2012 Supercopa de Espana at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Modric has won every possible trophy in his 7 seasons with Los Blancos, including three league titles and four Champions League trophy. His best season was the 2017-18 season in which he won the Champions League with Real Madrid and guided his country all the way to the World Cup final.

Croatia was beaten 4-2 against


and ended up as the World Cup Runners-up. But Modric was voted the competition's best player and later won the prestigious Ballon d'Or, becoming the only player in the last 12 years to win the award ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

On the international stage, Modric played his first game or the Croatia National team in 2006. He has scored 16 goals in 130 games for his country. His most important international goal was probably against


in Croatia's 3-0 win at 2018 FIFA World Cup. His last goal for the national team was in October 2019 against Hungary at UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.

Luka Modric Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Luka Modric net worth is estimated to be 7.5 million Dollars in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings. Luka Modric market value is at 10 million Euros. He is ranked number 17 among all Real Madrid players.

Luka Modric salary

in 2020 is reportedly 20 thousand Euros weakly.

Luka Modric Transfermarket stats

According to

Luka Modric Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 582 games for three clubs. He has scored 67 goals and has provided 103 assists for his team mates Luka Modric Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best Midfielders in the history of football.

On the international level Luka Modric has scored 16 goals in 130 games for Croatia.

Some Short top facts about Luka Modric

The most interesting facts about Luka Modric tattoos is that unlike many of his fellow superstar footballers, he has no tattoos on his body.

Luka Modric religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

Luka Modric is active in social media.

Luka Modric Instagram account

has around 18.8 followers

Luka Modric Height is 1.72 meters. Luka Modric Lewin weight is 68 kg. Luka Modric position is attacking midfielder. Luka Modric age is 33.

Modric has worked under the stewardship of four different managers; Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez and, currently,

Zinedine Zidane

. Despite recently praising the Frenchman for his work at the club, the Croatian admitted in an interview with the BBC that Ancelotti remains the best manager he has played under.

Modric one played in a game with teams only consisting of refugee players. The anti-discrimination football network known as ‘FARE’ put together a line-up of players who were formerly refugees to celebrate ‘World Refugee Day’. The team also included the likes of brothers Granit and Taulant Xhaka, Christian Benteke and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Barcelona wanted to sign Modric before he signs for Tottenham, but instead opted to invest the money on his youth system.

Luka Modric Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on facts about Luka Modric is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his father influence on his game:

"My father is strong in his legs, and I think I get that from him. I am stronger there than in my upper body, but that is what gives me a low center of gravity. It makes it harder for opponents to get me off the ball."

On his only regret in football:

"My one regret is that I didn't win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football."

On Cristiano Ronaldo's relationship with Real Madrid fans:


Cristiano Ronaldo

respects the fans - it's like a marriage. There are good days and bad days, but the important thing is that they love each other."

On his move to Real Madrid:

"When I first heard Madrid were interested, nothing else mattered. I just wanted to come here. This is the best club in the world, with the best coach and great players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Gonzalo Higuain, and Angel Di Maria... so many great players."

On winning the Champions League 3 times in a row:

"When you win something, once, twice, three times, and you have that feeling that pushes you forward again. You want to win more and more and more."

Luka Modric achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Luka Modric with a list of his most notable achievements at club and international level.

With Dinamo Zagreb:

Prva HNL (3 seasons), Croatian Cup (2 seasons), Croatian Super Cup: 2006

With Real Madrid:

La Liga

(2 titles), Copa del Rey: 2013–14, Supercopa de España (3 titles), UEFA Champions League (4 titles), UEFA Super Cup (3 titles), FIFA Club World Cup (3 titles)

With Croatia National team:

FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2018

Individual Honors:

Champions League Team of the Season (4 times), UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2008, Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year: 2010–11, La Liga's Best Midfielder: (2 times), La Liga's Team of the Season: 2015–16, FIFA Club

World Cup

Silver Ball: 2016, UEFA Team of the Year (3 times), FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2017, FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2018, The Best FIFA Men's Player: 2018, Golden Foot: 2019, Ballon d'Or: 2018

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