Luka Modrić

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Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdritɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and captains the Croatia national team. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a defensive midfielder. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and as the greatest Croatian footballer ever.Born in Zadar, Modrić's childhood coincided with the Croatian War of Independence which displaced his family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luka Modrić has received more than 10,148,804 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Luka Modrić is the 396th most popular soccer player (down from 175th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Croatia (down from 35th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Croatian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Luka Modrić ranks 396 out of 16,923Before him are Youri Djorkaeff, Zvonimir Boban, Oliver Bierhoff, Marco Materazzi, Kinjiro Shimizu, and Jan Koller. After him are Elías Figueroa, Seishiro Shimatani, Edinson Cavani, Pedro Rocha, Gyula Zsengellér, and Thomas Tuchel.

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Among people born in 1985, Luka Modrić ranks 4Before him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Keira Knightley, and Lewis Hamilton. After him are Gal Gadot, Wayne Rooney, Lukas Podolski, Michael Phelps, Bruno Mars, Mohammad bin Salman, Mario Gómez, and Nico Rosberg.

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Among people born in Croatia, Luka Modrić ranks 67 out of 518Before him are Miklós Zrínyi (1620), Pavle, Serbian Patriarch (1914), Marin Držić (1508), Milka Planinc (1924), Zvonimir Boban (1968), and Ivo Josipović (1957). After him are Fausto Veranzio (1551), Vladko Maček (1879), Roberto Ferruzzi (1853), Zlatko Čajkovski (1923), Branko Lustig (1932), and Archduke Wilhelm of Austria (1895).


Among soccer players born in Croatia, Luka Modrić ranks 8Before him are Davor Šuker (1968), Josip Skoblar (1941), Ilija Petković (1945), Stjepan Bobek (1923), Vladimir Beara (1928), and Zvonimir Boban (1968). After him are Zlatko Čajkovski (1923), Branko Zebec (1929), Mario Mandžukić (1986), Bernard Vukas (1927), Ivan Perišić (1989), and Ivica Olić (1979).

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