Luka Modrić, born in Zadar, Croatia on September 9, 1985, is a Croatian football player who serves as a midfielder, nicknamed “Magic Flute”. He currently plays for La Liga Real Madrid Football Club and is also the captain of the Croatian national men’s football team.
Modric made his debut in the Croatian League Football Club Dinamo Zagreb, and was awarded the Croatian Footballer of the Year during his playing time in the Croatian League. In April 2008, Modric transferred to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and began to play in the Premier League. In August 2012, Modric joined Real Madrid Football Club. In May 2014, Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid. In the 2015-16 season, Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid for the second time. In January 2016, Modric was selected for the FIFA Team of the Year for the first time. In the 2016-17 season, Modric helped Real Madrid win the La Liga and Champions League championships, and also won the La Liga championship for the first time in his career. In August 2017, Modric was selected by UEFA as the best midfielder in the 2016-17 season. In the 2017-18 season, Modric helped Real Madrid achieve three consecutive Champions League titles, won UEFA’s best player by virtue of season performance, and defended UEFA’s best midfielder. In September 2018, Modric was elected as the World Footballer, breaking the 10-year monopoly of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In December of the same year, Modric won the Golden Globe Award, achieving the annual personal honor grand slam.
In terms of the national team, Modric has represented Croatia in the 2006, 2014, 2018, 2022 World Cup and the 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 European Cup, and became the Croatian national team on August 29, 2016. team leader. In the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Modric helped Croatia win the runner-up and created the best World Cup record in team history. He also won the World Cup Golden Globe Award.