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The first to win four football awards in the same year – World Football Golden Ball King Luka Modric

First to win four football awards in the same year
First to win four football awards in the same year

The 2018 World Cup can be said to be the most glorious year in Luka Modric's football career. In addition to leading the Croatian national team to the World Cup runner-up, he also defended the best midfielder. In the same year, he was awarded the FIFA Best Football Award, the FIFA Best Men's Player, and the Best Player in Europe. He even won the Golden Globe Award, and he was the first best player to win four awards in the same year. In this year's 2022 World Cup, Modric played as Mr. Grand Slam this time, bringing a new spark to the World Cup.

Modric practices football in a refugee camp with amazing talent

In 1991, the disintegration of Yugoslavia triggered a civil war. Modric's grandfather was shot and killed by Serbian militants while grazing on an abandoned street. The Modric family began a homeless life after the war. He lived under the camp's local inn; the open space outside the inn also became a good place for Luka Modric to practice as a child.

His good football skills not only amazed the physical education teacher at the time, but even recruited boys older than Modric to play football, but Modric was able to break through the barrier and win.

But in the team, Modric is always the thinnest player, and the jerseys of boys of the same age are very big for him, so his childhood football club finally gave up on him because of his size.

Modric practises football in refugee camp
Modric practises football in refugee camp

Officially become a professional football player to pave the way for the World Cup

At the end of 2001, Luka Modric was officially signed by Dinamo Zagreb, the strongest team in Croatia, and officially started his football career. Luka Modric, who was only 18 years old, played 22 times in the Boch Super League, scored 8 goals, and was elected as the Boch Super League Footballer for his outstanding record.

During the 2004-2005 season, Modric participated in the Croatian League in the World Cup Europe region after returning to China. That year, he successfully helped the team win the runner-up in the Croatian League with excellent strength. Modric was also in the season. He was later named Croatia's Star of Hope of the year.

■ Tottenham era

In April 2008, Modric joined the Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and played 40 times in his debut season in 2008-09, scoring 5 goals and providing 8 assists.

In September 2011, in the Premier League match between Tottenham and Liverpool, Modric scored a legendary goal for Tottenham in the opening 7 minutes, helping the team win 4-0.

■ Real Madrid period

Real Madrid Football Club took a fancy to Modric's outstanding performance in the Croatian league and officially signed Luka Modric in August 2012.

In March of the following year, in the second round of the Champions League 1/8 final between Real Madrid and Manchester United, Modric scored in the 66th minute with a football attacking technique – "World Wave", bringing the score back to a 1-1 tie; the 69th minute Modric planned the team to come up with a key goal to win, and finally helped the team win 2-1 with a total score of 3-2 and advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

During his time at Real Madrid, with excellent results of Modric, he was selected for the first time in January 2017 as UEFA's 2016 overall team of the year.

In the 2016-17 season, Modric played 39 times in various competitions, scoring 1 goal and successfully 3 assists, helping Real Madrid win the football championship in four major events of La Liga, Champions League, European Super Cup, and World Cup; Modric In the same year, he was once again selected for the Champions League best team due to his excellent performance.

As the captain of Croatia, he went to the World Cup and won the Golden Ball

Set off as the captain of Croatia
Set off as the captain of Croatia

On August 29, 2016, Modric succeeded retired player Dario Srna as the captain of the Croatian national team in the World Cup. In 2017, under the leadership of Modric, the Croatian national team qualified for the 2018 World Cup play-offs in Russia and helped the team beat Greece 4-0 to advance to the 2018 World Cup in the two-round play-offs. Qualifiers.

In the World Football Championship final, although Croatia lost to France 2-4 and missed the World Football Championship, Modric, as the captain of Croatia, started in the middle of the 7 games of the World Football Championship. He scored 2 goals and completed 1 assist, and played 17 key passes, with a pass success rate of 87%. With this wonderful performance, Modric won the World Cup Golden Ball that year.

This time, Luka Modric will lead the Croatian team to the 2022 World Cup again. If you want to see more of Luka Modric's brilliant performance, don't miss LUCKY11 Football Analysis Network.

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