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Luka Modric

Born: September 9, 1985 (age 32)

Height: 5'8.5" (174cm)

Hometown: Zadar, Croatia
Nationality: Croatia Croatian

Position: Attacking midfielder
Team: Real Madrid (no. 10)
Luka Modric for Real Madrid on September 27, 2014
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Career History
Youth2002-2003Dinamo Zagreb
Senior→ 2003Zrinjski Mostar (loan)
2003-2008Dinamo Zagreb
→ 2004NK Inter Zapresic (loan)
2008-2012Tottenham Hotspur
2012-Real Madrid
International2006-Croatia
Sports Mole has 1,002 articles about Luka Modric. Articles 1 to 40:
Mario Mandzukic scores an own goal during the World Cup final between France and Croatia on July 15, 2018
Luka Modric: 'Croatia were the better team in World Cup final'
Luka Modric believes that Croatia were unfortunate to lose to France in the 2018 World Cup final after a couple of big calls went against them.
Jul 16, 14:34
Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring his side's fourth during the World Cup final between France and Croatia on July 15, 2018
Kylian Mbappe rules out Paris Saint-Germain exit
Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe rules out talk of a move to Real Madrid or Manchester City as he wants to continue his career at Paris Saint-Germain.
Jul 16, 10:22
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Croatia captain Luka Modric wins 2018 World Cup Golden Ball
Croatia captain Luka Modric is the winner of the Golden Ball award at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 15, 18:38
Kylian Mbappe scores the opener during the World Cup group game between France and Peru on June 21, 2018
Team News: France, Croatia teams as expected for 2018 World Cup final
There are no surprises in either the France or Croatia team for Sunday's 2018 World Cup final in Moscow.
Jul 15, 14:32
 Croatia's Ante Rebic celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal in the game against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Live Coverage: World Cup 2018 final
Sports Mole brings you all the latest news ahead of the 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow.
Jul 15, 12:00
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric 'not concerned' about winning Ballon d'Or
Luka Modric puts team honours above individual accolades ahead of Croatia's World Cup final showdown with France in Moscow.
Jul 14, 22:25
France defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of his side's World Cup semi-final with Belgium on July 10, 2018
Preview: World Cup final: France vs. Croatia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview of the 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Jul 13, 15:46
Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates with Sime Vrsaljko after scoring their second goal against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Croatia captain Luka Modric: 'English press underestimated us'
Croatia captain Luka Modric accuses the English media of underestimating his team ahead of Wednesday's 2018 World Cup semi-final with England.
Jul 12, 14:54
Croatia's Dejan Lovren gestures at the end of the match against Brazil on June 3, 2018
Dejan Lovren: 'I am one of the best defenders in the world'
Croatia and Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren claims that he should be regarded as one of the best defenders in world football, having reached the World Cup final.
Jul 12, 11:55
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic scores the winning goal in the World Cup semi-final against England on July 11, 2018
Zlatko Dalic: 'We were better than England'
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic insists that his team deserved to make the final of the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 12, 09:12
England manager Gareth Southgate watches on during training ahead of the 2018 World Cup
Gareth Southgate "immensely proud" of young England side at World Cup
Gareth Southgate says that he is "immensely proud" of how his young England side played at the 2018 World Cup following their semi-final defeat to Croatia.
Jul 11, 22:49
Croatia players celebrate with Mario Mandzukic after scoring the winning goal in their World Cup semi-final with England on July 11, 2018
Result: England suffer semi-final heartbreak at hands of Croatia
England crash out in the semi-finals of the World Cup courtesy of a 2-1 defeat after extra time at the hands of Croatia, who will face France in the final.
Jul 11, 21:37
England manager Gareth Southgate on June 2, 2018
Preview: Croatia vs. England - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview ahead of England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia in Moscow.
Jul 10, 12:07
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric: 'Playing England in World Cup semi-final will be special'
Luka Modric is looking forward to Croatia's World Cup semi-final against England, but is wary that his team may be 'suffering more' in terms of fitness.
Jul 10, 10:38
Kyle Walker at the England media day on June 5, 2018
Kyle Walker: 'England have best chance of winning World Cup since 1966'
England defender Kyle Walker admits that the current World Cup in Russia is arguably the country's best chance of lifting the trophy since 1966.
Jul 9, 17:48
England's Ashley Young during the press conference on May 28, 2018
Ashley Young: 'England have not won anything yet'
England wing-back Ashley Young warns his teammates that they have not won anything yet, despite making an unexpected charge to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Jul 9, 17:38
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric: 'England good at set pieces'
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says that his side will be wary of England's set-piece threat when the sides meet on Wednesday evening.
Jul 8, 13:03
Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates with Sime Vrsaljko after scoring their second goal against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Luka Modric: "We were the better team"
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric insists that his teammates deserved their penalty-shootout win over Russia on Saturday.
Jul 8, 11:19
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric not convinced Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric refuses to accept that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the club.
Jul 8, 09:05
Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring during his side's World Cup Group A clash with Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow
Team News: Russia recall Denis Cheryshev against Croatia
Russia recall Denis Cheryshev for their World Cup quarter-final clash with Croatia.
Jul 7, 17:51
 Croatia's Ante Rebic celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal in the game against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Result: Croatia hold nerve to beat Denmark on penalties in World Cup last 16
Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time to set up a World Cup quarter-final against Russia.
Jul 1, 21:50
Iceland and Croatia line up for the match on June 26, 2018
Team News: Mario Mandzukic leads Croatia line against Denmark
Mario Mandzukic leads the Croatia line in Sunday's 2018 World Cup last-16 clash with Denmark.
Jul 1, 18:06
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric: 'We are full of confidence'
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric insists that his teammates are "full of confidence" ahead of their World Cup last-16 clash with Denmark on Sunday.
Jul 1, 12:48
Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates with Sime Vrsaljko after scoring their second goal against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Luka Modric hails "world-class" Christian Eriksen ahead of last-16 tie
Luka Modric talks up the threat of Christian Eriksen in Denmark's midfield and admits that Croatia must attempt to stop the playmaker in his tracks.
Jun 30, 20:25
 Croatia's Ante Rebic celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal in the game against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Preview: Croatia vs. Denmark - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the World Cup last-16 clash between Croatia and Denmark.
Jun 30, 18:35
The Iceland team lines up prior to their international friendly with Norway in June 2018
Team News: Iceland make three changes against Croatia
Iceland make three changes to their starting XI for their World Cup group decider against Croatia.
Jun 26, 17:55
Argentina's Diego Maradona lifts the World Cup trophy after helping his team to the 1986 title
Diego Maradona 'requests meeting with Argentina players before final group game'
Diego Maradona reportedly asks for a meeting with the Argentina national team before their final group game against Nigeria on Tuesday.
Jun 24, 20:58
Croatia's Ivan Rakitic in action with Nigeria's Odion Ighalo in the World Cup group-stage match on June 16, 2018
Report: Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic on Manchester United radar
Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Barcelona and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic this summer.
Jun 23, 13:47
Croatia's Luka Modric celebrates with Sime Vrsaljko after scoring their second goal against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Luka Modric: 'Croatia must stay focused'
Croatia captain Luka Modric insists that his side must remain focused after reaching the World Cup knockout stages with a 3-0 defeat of Argentina.
Jun 22, 10:51
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Jorge Sampaoli: 'I cost Argentina victory'
Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli takes responsibility for his side's 3-0 defeat to Croatia, saying that the result was down to his tactical decisions.
Jun 22, 10:40
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic reacts during the match against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Zlatko Dalic praises Croatia performance against Argentina
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic is full of praise for his side after their comfortable 3-0 victory against Argentina on Thursday evening.
Jun 21, 22:02
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Pablo Zabaleta: 'Argentina were really poor and disappointing against Croatia'
Former Argentina international Pablo Zabaleta slams his country's performance in their 3-0 defeat to Croatia on Thursday night.
Jun 21, 21:44
 Croatia's Ante Rebic celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal in the game against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Result: Croatia humiliate Argentina to progress into second round of World Cup
Croatia produce a standout performance in Group D at the 2018 World Cup in order to beat Argentina 3-0 and qualify from the second round of the tournament.
Jun 21, 20:53
Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli on May 30, 2018
Live Commentary: Argentina 0-3 Croatia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia as Argentina fall to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia in Group D.
Jun 21, 18:00
Sergio Aguero misses a penalty during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Preview: Argentina vs. Croatia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted XIs and a full match preview as Argentina look to bounce back from their draw with Iceland against Croatia in Group D.
Jun 20, 15:37
Mateo Kovacic celebrates after winning the Champions League final with Real Madrid on May 26, 2018
Mateo Kovacic 'asks to leave Real Madrid'
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic reportedly tells the club that he wants to depart the Spanish capital.
Jun 20, 12:57
Croatia's Luka Modric in action with Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during the World Cup group-stage match on June 16, 2018
Luka Modric: 'Pressure is on Argentina'
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says that all of the pressure will be on Argentina when the two teams meet in their second Group D clash at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 17, 14:59
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric: 'Croatia confidence boosted'
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says that his side's confidence has been boosted after their 2-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday.
Jun 17, 11:08
Croatia's Luka Modric in action with Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during the World Cup group-stage match on June 16, 2018
Result: Croatia ease past lacklustre Nigeria
Croatia kickstart their 2018 World Cup campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Nigeria in Group D at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Russia.
Jun 16, 21:53
John Stones in action with Odion Ighalo during the international friendly between England and Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
Team News: Odion Ighalo leads line for Nigeria against Croatia
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo leads the line for Nigeria's 2018 World Cup opener against Croatia in Kaliningrad.
Jun 16, 19:03

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