Luka Modrić

Profile Football Stars | Luka Modrić | It was in these circumstances difficult, began playing football That Modric. After displaying some talent, Luka signed with Dinamo Zagreb as a 17 year old in 2002. After a season with Dinamo Zagreb's youth side, he was loaned out in 2003 to Zrinjski Mostar in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Modric's childhood coincided with the Croatian War of Independence. After showing promise in hometown club Zadar's youth team, he was signed by Dinamo Zagreb as a teenager in 2002.

In 2005, Modric signed his first long-term contract with Dinamo through to 2015. After a goalless first season, he managed to secure a place in Dinamo's first team, contributing 7 goals in 31 matches to help win the league. During this time, Modric rapidly established his role as playmaker or designated left winger in the team's 4-2-3-1 formation. In the 2006-07 season, Dinamo won the league again with Modric making a similar contribution, acknowledged by the Prva HNL Player of the Year award. Following the season, he led Dinamo's attempt to qualify for the UEFA cup. In the final play-off stage, Modric converted a penalty in the away fixture against AFC Ajax in a game ended 1-1 after normal That time. Dinamo then went on to win the game 3-2 in extra time after a brace from teammate Mario Mandžukić secured a win on away goals Their. However, Dinamo Zagreb still failed to advance beyond the group stage. At his last home game with Dinamo at the Maksimir Stadium, Modric was given a standing ovation and fans held up banners supportive.

In the summer of 2011, Modric was Heavily pursued by cross-town rivals, Chelsea. Tottenham president, Daniel Levy, Tottenham Stated That would not sell Modric at any price. After failing to secure a transfer, Harry Redknapp of toll Luka Modric to focus on his playing and he has been named as a starter. He scored his first goal of the season for Tottenham in a 4-0 home win against Liverpool.

Modric's first international experience at youth level CAME, playing for the Croatian U-17, U-19 and under-21 teams. With the appointment of new manager Slaven Bilic, Modric earned recognition at international level Greater, scoring his first goal in Croatia's 2-0 friendly win over Italy on 16 August 2006 in Livorno. Modric scored Croatia's first goal of Euro 2008, converting a penalty in the fourth minute of Their 1-0 victory against Austria on 8 June 2008. In the ensuing penalty shootout, Modric failed to score the first penalty off-target with his kick. Turkey went on to win the shootout 3-1.

Personal information
Full name Luka Modric
Date of birth 9 September 1985 (age 26)
Place of birth Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder

Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
Number 14

Youth career
Dinamo Zagreb 2002-2003

Senior career
years Team
Dinamo Zagreb 2003-2008 112 (31)
2003-2004 Zrinjski (loan) 22 (8)
2004-2005 Inter Zaprešić (loan) 18 (4)
2008 - Tottenham Hotspur 115 (12)

National team
2001 Croatia U15 2 (0)
2001 Croatia U17 2 (0)
2003 Croatia U18 7 (0)
Croatia U19 2003 2004 11 (1)
Croatia U21 2004 2005 15 (2)
2006 Croatia 52 (8)


Dinamo Zagreb
     Croatian First League: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08
     Croatian Cup: 2007, 2008
     Croatian Super Cup: 2006

     First Bosnian League Player of the Year: 2003
     Croatian Football Hope of the Year: 2004
     Croatian First League Player of the Year: 2007
     UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament: 2008
     Tottenham Hotspur Football Club 'Player Of The Season': 2010-11


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