Luka Modrić

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Luka Modrić

Luka Modrić (Croatian pronunciation: [lûːka mǒːdritɕ]; born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish 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, usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker. He is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, and the greatest Croatian footballer of all-time.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 7,578,593 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 176th most popular soccer player.

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  • 85

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  • 3.39

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Among soccer players, Luka Modrić ranks 175 out of 13,233Before him are Filippo Inzaghi, Ruud Krol, Kazu Naoki, Laurent Blanc, Grzegorz Lato, and Lorenzo Buffon. After him are Allan Simonsen, Aimé Jacquet, Pedro Cea, Shoichi Nishimura, Kenny Dalglish, and Arie Haan.

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Among people born in 1985, Luka Modrić ranks 2Before him is Cristiano Ronaldo. After him are Keira Knightley, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Phelps, Wayne Rooney, Gal Gadot, Lukas Podolski, Bruno Mars, Lana Del Rey, Stromae, and Fernando Llorente.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Luka Modrić ranks 35 out of 376Before him are Dražan Jerković (1936), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934), Ivan Meštrović (1883), Miroslav Krleža (1893), Veljko Kadijević (1925), and Marko Marulić (1450). After him are Josip Juraj Strossmayer (1815), Omar Pasha (1806), Davor Šuker (1968), Rade Šerbedžija (1946), Matthias Flacius (1520), and Ljudevit Gaj (1809).


Among soccer players born in Croatia, Luka Modrić ranks 2Before him are Dražan Jerković (1936). After him are Davor Šuker (1968), Stjepan Bobek (1923), Josip Skoblar (1941), Branko Zebec (1929), Vladimir Beara (1928), Zvonimir Boban (1968), Zlatko Čajkovski (1923), Mario Mandžukić (1986), Jurica Jerković (1950), and Ilija Petković (1945).

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