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Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdrit͡ɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder but can also play as an attacking and defensive midfielder.After showing promise with his hometown club Zadar's youth team, Modrić was signed by Dinamo Zagreb in 2002. His professional career began with spells on loan to Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić.

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  • Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdrit͡ɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder but can also play as an attacking and defensive midfielder.After showing promise with his hometown club Zadar's youth team, Modrić was signed by Dinamo Zagreb in 2002. His professional career began with spells on loan to Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić.
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  • Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdrit͡ɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team. Modrić plays mainly as a central midfielder but can also play as an attacking and defensive midfielder.After showing promise with his hometown club Zadar's youth team, Modrić was signed by Dinamo Zagreb in 2002. His professional career began with spells on loan to Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić. While he was playing for Dinamo Zagreb, they won three consecutive league titles and three domestic cups and Modrić was named the Prva HNL Player of the Year of 2007. In 2008, he moved to English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Alongside Gareth Bale, he led the Spurs to its first UEFA Champions League appearance in almost 50 years, reaching the quarter-finals of the 2010–11 tournament. After the 2011–12 season, he moved to Real Madrid, where he became a key contributor under coach Carlo Ancelotti and helped the team to win La Décima. In 2016, he won his second Champions League with the squad and was elected to UEFA's Team of the Season.Modrić made his debut as a Croatian international player against Argentina in March 2006, and he has since participated in every major tournament that Croatia qualified, including the 2006 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Italy. At the 2008 Euros, he was elected to the Team of the Tournament, becoming only the second Croatian to ever achieve this honour. He was elected 4 times the Croatian Footballer of the Year, the second-most by any player in history. For his 2015 playing, Modrić became the first Croatian player to be included in the FIFA World XI.
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