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Luka Modrić

Luka Modrić

Clubs: GNK Dinamo Zagreb, HŠK Zrinjski (loan), NK Inter Zaprešić (loan), Tottenham Hotspur FC, Real Madrid CF

• One of the most talented midfield orchestrators currently playing the game, Luka Modrić was outstanding for Croatia at UEFA EURO 2008 and UEFA EURO 2012, moving to Real Madrid CF following the tournament.

• Signed for Dinamo Zagreb as a youth but played in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Zrinjski and helped provincial outfit Inter Zaprešić finish runners-up in the Croatian top flight before rejoining the club in 2005.

• Won the Croatian title in all three of his seasons at Dinamo, including a runaway victory in 2007/08 – and a second successive domestic double − by a 28-point margin.

• A Croatian youth and Under-21 international, he made his senior debut in a prestigious 3-2 win against Argentina in Basel on 1 March 2006; played twice as a substitute at that year's FIFA World Cup and scored his maiden goal against Italy in the Azzurri's first match as world champions.

• An ever-present during Croatia's UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign under Slaven Bilić, his contributions for club and country earned him the title of 2007 Croatian league player of the year and a club record-equalling €21m transfer to Tottenham prior to the UEFA European Championship finals, where he excelled, earning inclusion in the UEFA Team of the Tournament.

• Adapted slowly but surely to English football, shrugging off persistent injury problems to become the chief creative force in Harry Redknapp's team as they qualified for the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League.

• Earned his 50th cap during a 2-0 defeat by Greece in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, guiding his side to the finals in Poland and Ukraine, but could not help them past the group stage. 

• Joined Madrid in the summer of 2012, making 33 Liga appearances in his debut season, as the club finished second, while also being a key member of the side that made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

UEFA honours
UEFA EURO 2008:
Team of the Tournament

Last updated: 03/07/13 13.19CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/04/2014 02:48 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland4-2CroatiaCroatia2000
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-0FYROMFYROM9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYROMFYROM1-2CroatiaCroatia8400
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0WalesWales9000
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia4-0Korea Rep.Korea Rep.7100
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0SerbiaSerbia9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein2-3CroatiaCroatia6600
18.08.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-1BetisBetis9000
26.08.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
01.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1AthleticAthletic9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia9000
14.09.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
17.09.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageGalatasarayGalatasaray1-6Real MadridReal Madrid7200
22.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-1GetafeGetafe1300
25.09.2013Spanish LigaElcheElche1-2Real MadridReal Madrid8100
28.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético4500
02.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn6700
05.10.2013Spanish LigaLevanteLevante2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9001
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundScotlandScotland2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.10.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-0MálagaMálaga1700
26.10.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
30.10.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid7-3SevillaSevilla1900
02.11.2013Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9001
09.11.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland8900
30.11.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0ValladolidValladolid9000
07.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundOlimpicOlimpic0-0Real MadridReal Madrid1600
10.12.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageKøbenhavnKøbenhavn0-2Real MadridReal Madrid8210
14.12.2013Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna2-2Real MadridReal Madrid6500
22.12.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9001
06.01.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0CeltaCelta9000
09.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundReal MadridReal Madrid2-0OsasunaOsasuna9000
12.01.2014Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9001
18.01.2014Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-5Real MadridReal Madrid9001
21.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsEspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
25.01.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-0GranadaGranada9001
05.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid3-0AtléticoAtlético9000
08.02.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-2VillarrealVillarreal9000
11.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsAtléticoAtlético0-2Real MadridReal Madrid6700
16.02.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-3Real MadridReal Madrid010
02.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-2CroatiaCroatia3400
09.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0LevanteLevante7400
15.03.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
23.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
26.03.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
05.04.2014Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad0-4Real MadridReal Madrid9000
12.04.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0AlmeríaAlmería9000
16.04.2014Spanish CupFinalBarcelonaBarcelona1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Luka Modrić
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 09/09/1985 (28)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 171cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    25/07/06: Ekranas 1-4 Dinamo Zagreb
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    27/10/03: Croatia 1-0 Albania

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Croatia283
Croatia U-21101
Croatia U-1960
Total444

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Tottenham91
Real Madrid192
Dinamo Zagreb102
Total385
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb81
Tottenham62
Total143
Last updated: 09/04/2014 01:05 CET
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