From worn torn beginnings, Luka Modric has gone on to become one of the most gifted midfielders in world football.
His childhood coincided with the Croatian War of Independence and it was at this time he began playing football.
Celebrating his 30th birthday today, the ice cold Real Madrid man is still dictating and running the show at one of the world’s biggest clubs.
Funny then, that just months after joining Madrid from Tottenham in the summer of 2012, he was named La Liga’s biggest transfer flop of the year by sports daily, Marca.
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But after that stuttering start Modric’s influence on Los Blancos has developed to the extent that it could be argued he is the second most important ‘Galactico’ after Cristiano Ronaldo.
And he has the titles to match; Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
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