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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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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 Super Cup 2014/14
    • 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
Dinamo Zagreb102
Tottenham91
Real Madrid222
Total415
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Real Madrid10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham62
Dinamo Zagreb81
Total143
Last updated: 13/08/2014 01:05 CET
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