# Luka Modric

Last month
February 2023
# Speaking out
'I put on a mask for a long period of time' - Aaron Lennon
The former England international’s new goal is to help footballers suffering from mental health issues.
Last year
# like a fine wine
37-year-old Modric confirms he will not retire from international football
Croatia will now attempt to win the Nations League title next June.
# Luka Magic
Croatia win third-place playoff on Luka Modric's World Cup swansong
Josko Gvardiol and Mislav Orsic gave Croatia a 2-1 win over Morocco.
Argentina v Croatia, World Cup semi-final
Argentina faced Croatia, as Lionel Messi and Luka Modric were among those vying for a spot in the final.
Modric watches on helplessly but dream of ultimate glory lives on
Croatia triumph over Japan but star’s struggles are indication of a side who have reached their peak in the World Cup.
# Result
Modric penalty secures Croatia win as France finish run of Nations League games without win
The World Cup champions are without a victory in four outings.
# Staying Put
Luka Modric signs new one-year deal at Real Madrid
The midfielder has scored 31 goals in 436 appearances for Real since joining from Tottenham in 2012.
# Super Sunday
Modric and Benzema steer Real Madrid to Spanish Super Cup victory
Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in Saudi Arabia.
All time
# Exit
'Shattered' Scotland no match for Modric, admits McGregor
McGregor scored his country’s first goal at a major tournament for 23 years, but it proved to be just a consolation.
# line-ups
Fellaini not included in Belgium Euros squad while Modric leads Croatia
Fellaini has not played for Belgium since the 2018 World Cup.
# Hope
La Liga title race set for thrilling conclusion as Real Madrid keep up pressure
Atletico could still be crowned champions this weekend.
# like a fine wine
Real Madrid's current standout player is 35 and out of contract in the summer
Luka Modric faces an uncertain future.
# Clasico
Real Madrid ease pressure on Zidane with rousing victory over Barca
Real go six points clear of their rivals in the table.
# Looking Back
I needed Jose Mourinho’s help to escape Tottenham ‘torture’, reveals Luka Modric
The Croatian midfielder was desperate to leave Spurs for Real Madrid in 2011.
# Three and easy
Real Madrid breeze by Valencia into Supercopa final
Kroos, Isco and Modric were on target in a game controversially staged in Saudi Arabia.
# Table Toppers
Ruthless Real Madrid dismantle gutsy Getafe
Raphael Varane and Luka Modric both got on the scoresheet.
# Unpopular
Gareth Bale whistled by Real Madrid fans as they earn come-from-behind win
Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde and Luka Modric were on target in the victory.
# Award
Modric and Neymar miss out on Ballon D'Or shortlist
Megan Rapinoe is the favourite to win the women’s award.
# Keeping schtum
'It's personal' - Zidane won't divulge details of Pogba meeting
The Manchester United star has been in Dubai as part of his recovery from an ankle problem.
# big hazard
Eden Hazard scores first Real Madrid goal as Zidane's men hold on against Granada
Real Madrid held on to beat Granada 4-2 at the Bernabeu in Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash.
# Back in business
Gareth Bale bags assist upon return as 10-man Real Madrid survive Modric straight red card
Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vazquez were on target for Madrid on Saturday.
# Keeping schtum
Ronaldo refuses to answer Ballon d’Or questions after Nations League triumph
The Juventus forward would not be drawn into debate over the award when pressed by reporters.
# Recovery
Benzema scores brace as Madrid bounce back from shock Champions League defeat
Real Madrid exited the Champions League midweek but responded on Sunday by beating Real Valladolid.
# Take a Bow
Casemiro wonder goal helps Madrid defeat Sevilla
Los Blancos began the day 10 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.
# Late Late Show
Real Madrid snatch all three points thanks to 88th-minute free-kick from Ceballos
Real Betis fans were left broken-hearted as their former star man Dani Ceballos scored a late winner for Real Madrid on Sunday.
# History makers
Modric caps golden 2018 as Real Madrid lift Club World Cup
Santiago Solari celebrated his first trophy as Real Madrid’s coach with a 4-1 defeat of Al Ain in the Club World Cup final.
# Political Football
Modric has a dig at Messi and Ronaldo for skipping Ballon d'Or ceremony
The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly.
# back on the mark
Bale ends his La Liga goal drought to help Real Madrid to narrow win
The Wales international scored his first league goal in 802 minutes to help Madrid to a fourth straight win.
# Rise
The story of how a Croatian war child became the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner
The star-studded Paris ceremony could hardly be further removed from Luka Modric’s early years.
# Disappointment
'I won a Europa League, a World Cup, what else do I have to do to win the Ballon d'Or?'
Luka Modric claimed the award for 2018.
# Top Of The Tree
Luka Modric edges out French World Cup stars to win 2018 Ballon d'Or
Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe was named the best player of the year under the age of 21 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
# resolution
Modric cleared of perjury charges in Croatian corruption trial
The ruling, which closes the case, comes as the Real Madrid star is hoping to be awarded the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday.
# Preview
Modric tipped to pip French stars to Ballon d'Or and end Ronaldo-Messi era
Six members of the France side that triumphed in Russia are among the 30 nominees
# 53 and out
Kane targets Rooney's England record – 'It's definitely possible'
The former Manchester United man ended his Three Lions career as his country’s record goalscorer.
# Top Picks
'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'
The Chelsea and Belgium star believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award.
# And the award goes to
Here’s how Martin O’Neill and Seamus Coleman voted in Fifa's best player of the year awards
Luka Modric landed the individual honour last night.
# Top Prize
Croatia's Luka Modric wins Fifa best player of the year award
The Real Madrid midfielder had a brilliant year for both club and country.
# misconception
'There is an image of him that he is very individualistic, a bit self-centred... That's not true'
Didier Deschamps has defended the Man United and France star.
# Case closed
Modric given suspended prison sentence in Spanish tax case
The World Cup finalist has been hit with a fine of just over €348,000.
# Top performer
Modric pips Salah and Ronaldo to win Uefa's player of the year award
The Croatian helped Real Madrid to a 13th European crown last season.