The Croatian midfielder, Luka Modric, nicknamed “Cruyff of the Balkans or David Guetta”, has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Luka Modric Biography and Net Worth
Luka Modric Biography and Early Life
The Croatian footballer Luka Modrić was born on September 9th of 1985 in Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. With the circumstances that surrounded his birth, he had a very harsh upbringing.
Luka Modric was born to his aeromechanic father, Stipe, and his textile worker mother, Radojka. Luka lived with his grandfather, who was a shephard.
Later on, due to the Croatian independence war, his home got burned down and his grandfather was killed.
This led them to become refugees. This didn’t discourage him from pursuing his athletic dream as he played handball and basketball before deciding to settle with football.
Despite his petite size, he trained to develop his football skills. Read along to see his growth process.
Luka Modric Career and Net Worth
Luka Modric played with NK Zadar at a young age. He progressed to join the Dinamo Zagreb youth team in 2001.
Owing to his brilliant performances, he was loaned out to Zrinjski Mostar in 2002.
Luka’s exceptional performance earned him the Bosnian League’s “Player of the Season.” Luka got a series of loans later on and, as usual, did wonderfully well.
He took part in numerous intra-competitions, including the 2007 UEFA Cup Group D match at Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium.
Luka scored a total of 12 goals in 40 matches for Zrinjski and Zapresic, after which he signed a 10-year deal with the Zagreb club.
Luka helped the Dinamo Zagreb team win the league in the 2005-06 season by scoring 7 goals in 31 matches.
He didn’t stop his exceptional performance as he repeated the same the following season by scoring six goals and ten assists, retaining the league title.
Dinamo Zagreb also won the Croatian Cup. After a lot of success, the midfielder signed a deal worth $21.6 million with Tottenham.
The team made its first UEFA Champions League appearance in 50 years. In 160 matches, Modric scored a total of 17 goals in four seasons.
Seeking for better opportunities, Modric Read signed $38.2 million deal with Real Madrid in 2012 till date. He plays as a midfielder for the Liverpool club.
The deal is expected to last for five years. He started on a good note by his team’s winning a 1-0 victory over Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana final, some hours after signing the deal.
Among his accomplishments are
- From 2015 to 2017, the club won three Champions League titles.
- tournament’s squad of the season three consecutive times.
- La Liga: Best Midfielder (2016)
- Best UEFA Club Midfielder (2017, 2018)
- FIFA World XI teams (2016, 2018)
- UEFA Team of the Year (2016, 2018)
- The best player in the world in 2018, winning the Ballon d’Or award.
- The first Croatian to win the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
His commitment to the Real Madrid club might extend his stay to 2023.
Luka Modric joined his national team in 2008 and has scored a total of 14 goals in 112 appearances.
Modric is a hard-working footballer who has certainly left his footprints in the sand of time. He still does well and is named among the best players in the world.