Luka Modric - Updated Jun 2024

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Zadar, Croatia
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Zadar, Croatia

Luka Modric

Luka Modric is a football player, who plays as a midfielder for Real Madrid. Luka Modric is also a central midfielder, defensive midfielder, and attracting midfielder.

Early Life

On September 9, 1985, Luka Modric was born in Zadar, Croatia. He is currently 38 years old. According to their nationality, he is Croatian.  He was to his father Stipe Modric and his mother Radajko Dopud. Likewise, his father is a textile worker and his father was an aeromechanic. He also has sisters named Jasmina Modris and Diora Madrid.  His family survived somehow and their financial condition was poor.

Luka Modric

Caption: Luka Modric’s childhood photo. Source(Instagram)

Additionally, his parents were refugees. He has spent most of his childhood with his grandparents. At the age of 5, he worked as a goat shepherd. The family was forced to flee the area and their home was burned down. Later, his father joined the Croatian army. Since his childhood, he was fascinated by football. He was very short and thin which was a disadvantage for him. Also, he was rejected at the Hajduk Split. Later, he worked very hard and no one could ignore his skill. He signed a 10-year contract with Dinamo Zagreb.

Luka Modric – Net Worth 2024

This professional footballer has earned a hefty amount of money throughout his career. The estimated net worth of Luka Modric is $50 million. And, his salary annually is $12.5 million.


In 2002, Luka Modric was signed by Dinamo Zagreb. He was selected after he performed for his hometown club NK Zadar’s youth team. Thus, in 2003, he was loaned to Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić, in 2004. Later, in 2015 he was all set to make his debut for Dinamo. Also, as a senior player for Dinamo, he scored 7 goals in 31 matches. Additionally, he helped his team win the league.

Caption: Luka Modric after winning a match. Source(Instagram)

Similarly, in his second season, he was honored with the Prva HNL Player of the Year Award. In the 4th season with Dinamo, he scored 31 goals. In 2007, he also led his team to win the Croatian Cup. He was signed by the English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur, in 2008. When he played for Tottenham, he scored 13 goals. Additionally, he led his team to their first UEFA Champions League appearance. And, the team ended up reaching the quarter-finals.
In 2012, he was a member of the best football club in the world, Real Madrid. It was the most successful part of his career. By the end of the 2013- 2014 Champion League, he was selected for the Squad of the Season. In the Champion League, he played a massive role in his team winning three seasons. Likewise, for 3 seasons, he was named part of the Squad of the Season.

Career highlight

In 2016, he won the La Liga Award for Best Midfielder. And, also the ‘UEFA Club Award’ for the ‘Best Midfielder’ in 2017 and 2018. Similarly, in 2016 and 2018 he became the first Croatian footballer to be named to the ‘FIFA World XI teams. The same year, he was also named to the UEFA Team of the Year.
In 2018, he also won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. In addition, he has also received a Ballond’Or award. Since 2006, he has played for the Croatian national football team. Also, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he led his national team. Hence, also received the ‘olden Ball Award as the best player of the tournament.

Personal Life

Luka Modric was in a relationship with Vanja Bosnic for 4 years. Later, on May 12, 2010, they finally got married. Together they have 3 children: Ivano, Ema, and Sofia. In 2018, Luka witnessed the notorious Croatian football corruption scam. Later, the former Dinamo was accused of annexing most of Luka’s transfer fee. It was said that he had given he has given financial support to Luka. Then, he tried to save Zdravko. Also, he was criticized by Croatian football fans.

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Caption: Luka Modric with his wife and children. Source(Instagram)

Body Measurements

Luka Modric stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (172 cm/ 1.72 m) and his eight is 65 kg (143 lbs). Additionally, Luke’s chest size is 39 inches and his waist is 32 inches. Likewise, his biceps size is 14 inches. He has light brown eye color and blonde hair color.

Luka Modric – Social Media

Luka Modric is active on different social media accounts. In his Instagram account, he has 19.9 million followers. And, in his Facebook account, he has 21 million followers. Likewise, he joined Twitter in July 2015 and has 1.7 Million followers.