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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: 08/12/2016 01:07 CET
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
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-0CroatiaCroatia7100
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia9000
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia3-0BulgariaBulgaria4601
12.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageTurkeyTurkey0-1CroatiaCroatia9010
17.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-2CroatiaCroatia6200
25.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16CroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal12000
09.08.2016UEFA Super CupFinalReal MadridReal Madrid3-2SevillaSevilla5400
27.08.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-1CeltaCelta6900
05.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-1TurkeyTurkey9000
10.09.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-2OsasunaOsasuna6310
14.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid2-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
18.09.2016Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
24.09.2016Spanish LigaLas PalmasLas Palmas2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
27.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDortmundDortmund2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
06.11.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0LeganésLeganés2800
12.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland4500
19.11.2016Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético0-3Real MadridReal Madrid9000
22.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSporting CPSporting CP1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
26.11.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón9000
03.12.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-1Real MadridReal Madrid9001
07.12.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid2-2DortmundDortmund6300

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 (31)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 65kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • 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
Croatia396
Croatia U-21101
Croatia U-1960
Total557

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb102
Tottenham91
Real Madrid443
Total636
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Real Madrid20
Total20
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Tottenham62
Dinamo Zagreb81
Total143
Last updated: 08/12/2016 01:07 CET
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