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Luka Modric Biography & Latest News

Luka Modric Biography

Luka Modrić is a Croatian footballer who plays for Real Madrid and for the Croatia national football team as a midfielder. After showing promise in hometown club Zadar's youth team, he was signed by Dinamo Zagreb as a teenager in 2002. His professional career began with loan spells at Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić. In 2005, Modrić signed his first long-term contract with Dinamo through to 2015. He secured a place in Dinamo's first team, contributing 7 goals in 31 matches to help win the league. In the 2006–07 season, Dinamo again won the league with Modrić making a similar contribution, acknowledged by the Prva HNL Player of the Year award. On 26 April 2008, Modric transferred to Tottenham Hotspur, signing a 6 year contract from summer 2008. He made his competitive debut on 16 August in the 2–1 defeat by Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium in Spurs' first match of the 2008–09 Premier League season. On 27 August 2012, Real Madrid signed Modric on a five year contract with an estimated worth of £33m. He scored his first goal for the club on 3 November 2012 – scoring in the last minute of injury time in the 4–0 victory against Real Zaragoza in the league. Modrić has also played for the Croatian national team since 2006 including participation for Croatia at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012
Basic Player Info
Full Name Luka Modrić
Nationality Croatia
Position Midfielder
Last Club Tottenham
Shirt Number 14
Career
Clubs
Tottenham Aug 2008 - Aug 2012
Real Madrid Aug 2012 - Present
GNK Dinamo Zagreb Jul 2004 - Jul 2004
GNK Dinamo Zagreb Jul 2003 - Jul 2003
GNK Dinamo Zagreb Jan 2005 - Jun 2008
NK Inter Zaprešić Aug 2004 - Dec 2004
HŠK Zrinjski Mostar Aug 2003 - Jun 2004
National
Croatia Jan 2006 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Tottenham
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2011/2012 Premier League 36 4 5 2 0 3216
FA Cup 3 0 0 0 0 226
UEFA Europa League 2 1 0 0 0 107
2010/2011 Premier League 32 3 3 3 0 2800
UEFA Champions League 9 1 1 1 0 609
FA Cup 2 0 0 0 0 134
2009/2010 Premier League 25 3 4 2 0 1915
FA Cup 7 0 0 0 0 633
2008/2009 Premier League 34 3 8 5 0 2790
UEFA Europa League 4 1 0 1 0 287
FA Cup 2 1 0 0 0 135
Total 156 17 21 14 0 12852
Real Madrid
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GNK Dinamo Zagreb
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National
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Croatia
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 8 0 3 0 0 674
2016 France EC Qualification 8 2 2 0 0 565
European Championship 3 1 0 0 0 272
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 11 0 0 3 0 984
World Cup 3 0 0 0 0 270
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 10 1 0 0 0 900
European Championship 3 0 0 1 0 270
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 6 3 0 0 0 533
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 12 1 0 0 0 1036
European Championship 3 1 0 1 0 300
2006 Germany World Cup 2 0 0 0 0 28
Total 69 9 5 5 0 5832

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Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric facing upto five years in prison
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