Luka Modric, considered one of the most complete and best midfielders in the world, is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid as well as captain of his national team. Does he know how to play? Do you even ask him? Luka has been instrumental in Real’s three consecutive UEFA Champions League wins between 2016 and 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo may be the top scorer with up to 50 goals in a season, and Sergio Ramos keeps the cue ball safe with his impressive defensive play, but Luka is also indispensable in midfield with his magical touch of the ball and the ease with which he moves around midfield. He is flawless, consistent, modest, and complete in every way, as the Encyclopaedia of Football says.
He is distinguished by his quick and creative playmaking skills, his ability to play with both feet, and his ability to accurately pass the ball over long and short distances. We have reported here on his biography, his wife, his age, his height, his weight, his salary, and his son. Read on.
Biography and Age of Luka Modric
Not everyone would have the ability to look beyond the unpleasant situation or the state they are in at any one time and look into a bright future that might await them. But that is exactly what Luka Modric did. He was born on September 9, 1985, in Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia, as the eldest child of his father, the aircraft mechanic Stipe, and his mother, the textile worker Radojka. He has 2 sisters, Jasmina and Diora.
His childhood was a difficult time as it was planned during the Croatian War of Independence, which became very intense in 1991. Instead of being a child whose chances of collapsing were slim, he found an outlet to make up for his losses, and football became a way of escaping the ugly reality he faced. He played wherever he could find a room, outside her room, in the parking lot, just about anywhere.
In 1992 he enrolled in a primary school and a sports academy, strongly supported by his family. He showed great potential as a youth player, although in the first years of his career he met with rejection because of his small size. Luka was finally signed by Dinamo Zagreb in 2001. There he showed great potential and quality, despite the earlier judgment that was made about him – his size and weak prospects.
His Career and Salary
His career took off when he was loaned to Zrinjski Mostar in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2003. At the end of the season, he was named Bosnia and Herzegovina’s league player of the year. He also developed a versatile playing style. Inter Zaprešic was the next team he played for, also on loan, in 2004, helping the team reach second place in the Croatian Premier League and a place in the UEFA Cup (now Europa League) preliminary round. Luka, who is known for his talent and exceptional playing style, won the “Croatian Football Hope of the Year” award in 2004.
In 2005, he returned to his mother club Dinamo, where he demonstrated the experience and skills he had gained during his absence. Luka helped the team win the league in two consecutive seasons, 2005 to 2007. He ended his four-year tenure at Dinamo with over 31 goals and 29 assists in four league seasons, proving himself not only an outstanding midfielder but also a playmaker.
After his winning streak and exceptional playing style, he became a hot target for various clubs such as Chelsea, Arsenal, and Barcelona. Finally, on 26 April 2008, he signed a six-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur for £16.5 million. During his time there, he helped the club achieve so many victories, including reaching their first Champions League appearance in almost 50 years in 2011 and reaching the quarter-finals of the tournament. He was also voted Player of the Year by Tottenham Hotspur F.C. at the end of the 2011-2012 season.
Although he has been criticized mainly for his low character, his club manager saw this as an advantage and does not hesitate to praise him for his efforts. He had so much confidence in Luke’s abilities. He once praised him as an incredible, great and amazing footballer who knows how to take the ball in the tightest of spaces with people around him and how to get out of situations, and who could play in any team in the world.
After the 2011-2012 season, Luka moved to Real Madrid for a fee of over £30 million. He helped the club win their tenth Champions League title, known as la Décima (the tenth).
His influence on the game is recognized by fans, officials, and team-mates alike, and his absence is also strongly felt. He was inducted into the FIFA World Cup XI three times and received the Silver Ball and the Golden Ball for his performances at the 2016 and 2017 FIFA Club World Cups respectively.
At the national level, he made his international debut in 2006 in a match against Argentina. Since then, Lukas has taken part in every major tournament his country has qualified for. Luka Modric has been voted Croatian Footballer of the Year six times, with Davor Šuker and a draw as the most victorious player of all time.
The small midfielder’s net worth is estimated at 7.5 million dollars on a weekly salary of 180,000 pounds (around 238,770 dollars).
Luka Modric’s Wife, Son
Unlike most athletes, Luka was only connected with one woman to whom he remained faithful. The Real midfielder is married to Vanja Bosnic, who is also his agent. They met in 2006 in a café in Zagreb when Luka was 19 and Vanja 24 years old. They got married in May 2010 after four years together. The duo now has three children together.
Their first child, a son named Ivano, was born on 6 June 2010 before moving to Spain in 2012. A daughter, Ema, joined in 2013 on 25 April, followed by a sister, Sofia, born on 2 October 2017. For the Real Madrid player, everything revolves around the two F’s – family and football.
His Height, Weight
Luka Modric, whose small frame and lightweight body have always been of great interest to both the media and clubs, is 1.72 m (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs 66 kg.