Luka Modric

Luka Modric

Luka Modric
Quick Facts About Luka Modric
Celebrated Name Luka Modric
Age 38 years old
Nick Name Cruyff of the Balkan
Birth Name Luka Modrić
Birth Date 1985-09-09
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality Croatian
Place of Birth Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Virgo
Father Stipe Modrić
Mother Radojka Modrić
sisters Jasmina Modric and Diora Modric
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Wife Vanja Bosnic
Net Worth $75 million
Salary €19.5 million
Market Value €10 million
Height 5 ft 8 inches
Weight 66 Kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Hair Color blonde
Eye Color Light brown
Current Team Real Madrid
Coach Carlo Ancelotti

Luka Modric, a Croatian professional footballer, is well-known for his tactical intelligence and versatility in both attack and defense, as well as his vision, interpretation of space, and work rate.  He has been widely applauded by many footballing pundits, managers, and fellow players for his swift passing and long-range shots, both often in the style of the trivial technique, as well as his composure and ability to evade tackles under pressure.

Who is Luka Modric?

Luka Modric is a Croatian professional footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and as the greatest Croatian footballer ever. He currently plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid. In his international career, he represents Croatia's national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. 

In 2002, Modric was signed by Dinamo Zagreb at age 16, after showing promise with his hometown club NK Zadar's youth team. He continued his development in Zagreb, before spells on loan to Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić. He made his debut for Dinamo in 2005 and won three consecutive league titles and domestic cups. In 2008, he moved to Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur where he led the club to the quarter-finals of the 2010–11 tournament.

In the summer of 2012, Modrić joined Real Madrid for a £30 million transfer fee. He has won twenty-one major trophies at Real Madrid, including five UEFA Champions League titles, three La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, and four FIFA Club World Cup titles.  In 2018, Modrić became the first Croatian player to win the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award, and by winning The Best FIFA Men's Player and Ballon d'Or awards. 

Where is Luka Modric from?

Luka Modric was born on 9th September 1985 in Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. His birth name is Luka Modric. He holds Croatian nationality and belongs to the South Slavic ethnic group. His star sign is Virgo. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Luka Modric was born into a middle-class family. His mother, Radojka Modrić, was once a textile worker and his father, Stipe Modrić, was once a military mechanic who repaired cars for Croatian soldiers. He was raised with his two sisters; Jasmina Modric and Diora Modric in Zadar, Croatia where he began his football career. 

Luka Modric's wife and children

Luka Modric has been married to his one and only sweetheart and love of his life; Vanja Bosnic. Bosnic who is originally from Croatia now serves as a full-time homemaker raising the child. Modric and beautiful Bosnic met in 2007 while Vanja was working at the sports agency of former Dinamo Zagreb executive director Zdravko Mamic and started dating after falling for each other. Modric's wife would later take over as his agent and secure a monumental deal to take him to Real Madrid in 2012.

But unlike many WAGs today, she prefers to keep a low profile and doesn't even have a public Instagram account. The love birds married in May 2010 in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The couple's first child, son Ivano, was born just three weeks after their wedding. Their second child a daughter was born on 25th April 2013 whom they name Ema folwed by their second daughter, Sofia, born on 2 October 2017. 

How much money does Luka Modric make?

As of November 2022, the net worth of Luka Modric is estimated to be US $75 million. He is the richest footballer plus Athlete in Croatia and is also enlisted among the richest footballer in the world. In May 2021, the central midfielder signed a contract with Real Madrid FC that nets him a whopping salary of €19.5 million annually. His current market value is €10 million. 

The football star hasn't lack behind in living a moderate lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns a Luxurious €12 million mansion in Madrid. His family has real estate property in Croatia. His car collection consists of Bentley Continental GT($225,000) and  Audi Q7 ($65,000). 

How tall is Luka Modric?

Luka Modric is 5f t 8 inches tall and his body weight is around 66 kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workouts and gym exercises to keep himself fit and active. He has a curly hairstyle that is medium Blonde in color. His eyes color are Light brown.

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Real Madrid FC football training center for warm-ups and training. 

Facts About Luka Modric

  • #1He has been named Croatian Footballer of the Year a record ten times.
  • #2He won the golden ball in the 2018 world cup final.
  • #3His childhood coincided with the Croatian War of Independence—in 1991.
  • #4He is a cousin of Australian footballer Mark Viduka.
  • #5He speaks English and Spanish fluently.
  • #6He is the godfather of Mateo Kovačić's son Ivan.
  • #7He was the winner of World Soccer Player of the Year: 2018.
  • #8He is a selfless player.
  • #9He rejected the Barcelona 2008 calling.
  • #10He played more minutes than any other player at the 2018 World Cup.