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Luka Modrić

Luka Modrić

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

• 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. Became a fixture in Carlo Ancelotti's midfield in 2013/14, featuring in all but two of the Merengues' matches in their triumphant UEFA Champions League campaign.

UEFA honours
UEFA EURO 2008:
Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 2014
UEFA Super Cup: 2014

Last updated: 15/08/14 18.41CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/02/2016 02:22 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-0CyprusCyprus6000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0MaltaMalta9010
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan6011
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia2800
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia5-1NorwayNorway9000
23.08.2015Spanish LigaSporting GijónSporting Gijón0-0Real MadridReal Madrid9000
29.08.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0BetisBetis7500
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-0CroatiaCroatia7100
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
12.09.2015Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-6Real MadridReal Madrid5601
15.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk9000
19.09.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid1-0GranadaGranada9000
23.09.2015Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
26.09.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-0MálagaMálaga9000
30.09.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMalmöMalmö0-2Real MadridReal Madrid2300
04.10.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia3-0BulgariaBulgaria4601
21.10.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis0-0Real MadridReal Madrid2100
24.10.2015Spanish LigaCeltaCelta1-3Real MadridReal Madrid8000
31.10.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1Las PalmasLas Palmas4500
03.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid1-0ParisParis9000
08.11.2015Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla3-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
21.11.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
25.11.2015UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-4Real MadridReal Madrid6210
29.11.2015Spanish LigaEibarEibar0-2Real MadridReal Madrid9001
05.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-1GetafeGetafe6200
13.12.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0Real MadridReal Madrid7800
20.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid10-2Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9001
30.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad8800
03.01.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
09.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0DeportivoDeportivo9000
17.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón9000
24.01.2016Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
31.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid6-0EspanyolEspanyol6301

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 (30)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 171cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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
Croatia365
Croatia U-21101
Croatia U-1960
Total526

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb102
Tottenham91
Real Madrid333
Total526
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Real Madrid10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham62
Dinamo Zagreb81
Total143
Last updated: 07/01/2016 10:22 CET