Luka Modric bio: Career(World Cup), Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Updates/Facts
Who is Luka Modric?
Luka Modric is a Croatian professional footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid. And he is also the captian of the Croatia national team. Though he plays as a central midfielder but has potential to play as an attacking midfielder, usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker.
In the Early life of Luka Modric
He was born on September 9, 1985, in Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. He spent his early years in the nearby village of Zaton Obrovacki in the house of his parental grandfather after whom he was named. He stayed there until Croatia's 1990s independence was broke out. His grandfather was killed by Serb forces, the house was burned and the family was fled to the coastal town of Zadar, some 40 kilometers away from where he became a refugee and lived with his family in Hotel Kolorare for 7years. Then he later moved to Hotel Iš. In this way, the Croatian War of Independence displaced his family. His father was the Croatian Army as an aeromechanic.
In those years, thousands of bombs fell on the city and as a child, he found football as a way to escape reality, a hobby which later went on to shape his future. He began playing football, mostly at the hotel parking lot. In 1992, he entered a primary school and also a sporting academy that later paid for with little money the family had, sometimes held by Modric's uncle. As a boy, he was inspired to play football by Zvonimir Boolean and Francesco Totti.
In the Career(World Cup) of Luka Modric
Fig: Luka Modric as a professional player
At the age of 16, he was signed by Dinamo Zaberg in 2002 after showing promise with his hometown club's youth team. He began his international career at a young level playing for Croatia under 17, under 19 and under 21 teams. He made all his full international debut for Croatia in 2006 in a friendly match against Argentina in Basel in which Croatia won 3-2. He made 2 appearances at 2006 FIFA World Cup finals as a substitute in the group fixtures against Japan and Australia. He scored his first goal in Croatia's 2-0 friendly win over Italy in 2006. He scored the first goal of Euro 2008, converting a penalty in the fourth minute of their 1-0 victory against Austria. It was the fastest penalty ever awarded and scored in European Championship history. In the quarterfinal against Turkey, he scored a goal but Turkey won the shootout 3-1.
He was included in the UEFA team of tournament becoming only the second Croatian to
achieve this honor, at the end of the game. After that he appears in all of their UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier matches and scored a goal against Israel, again he moved to all 3 of Croatia group stage matches against Republic of Ireland, Italy, and Spain but the team failed to win as Croatia didn't pass the group stage, Modric wasn't included in the team of tournament. They entered Group A with Brazil, Mexico, and Cameroon. Croatia played the opening game against Brazil but they lost 3-1. In second game Croatia won 4-0 against Cameroon but didn't progress to the knockout stage after losing 3-1 to Mexico. He scored the first goal for Croatia in three years that was against Malta and then again scored a penalty against Azerbaijan, in Euro 2016 qualifying rounds. On 3 March 2015, he became the captain of the national team. He scored the game-winning goal in Croatia's opening group stage match against Turkey.
In Croatia's 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, he scored a penalty against Greece enabling his team to qualify for world cup. Croatia was placed in Group D with Argentina, Iceland, and Nigeria. He again scored in the game against Argentina and the there team won by 3-0 and became the Man of the Match for the second time. In a round of 16 against Denmark, Croatia won the round by 3-2 on penalties. Modric scored in the penalty shootout which leads the game to draw of 2-2 in quarterfinals against Russia and was named Man of the Match for the third time. His team advanced to the world cup for the first time in their history through the 2-1 victory against England in semifinals. Although Croatia was beaten 4-2 by France in finals, Luka Modric was awarded the Golden Ball, being named as the best player of the tournament.
In the Personal life of Luka Modric
Fig: Luka Modric with his wife Vanju Bosnic
After 4 years of dating and a year later in church, Luka Modric married Vanju Bosnic in May 2010 in the Croatian capital Zagreb in a primitive ceremony. On 6 June 2010, the couple was blessed with a baby boy, Ivano. On 25 April 2013, Bosnic gave birth to a daughter and they named her Ema. Similarly, on 2 October 2017, he had his second daughter, Sofia. Luka Modric generally maintains a low people outside of football.
How much is the net worth of Luka Modric?
Fig: Luka Modric with his Audi
According to Celebrity Net worth, Luka Modric's net worth 2019 is thought to be about $8 millions. Like other professional athletes, Modric also makes his money from football contacts as well as endorsement deals. He earns an annual income of $2 million dollars. As he went on playing and improving his game, from last few years his net worth has seen a hike of 75%. Though he has small number of car collection but owns few of the best luxury cars in the world. The car brands owned by Luka Modric include Range Rover and Lexus. He recently bought a brand new luxury car for $100,000.
Facts and Updates of Luka Modric
Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti offered Lucka Modric a big transfer. He also had said that he will leave Real Madrid for Inter Milan and had recently made Inter Milan admission after Real Madrid complaint.
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