Happy Birthday – September 9 – Luka Modric, Andrea Petkovic, Oscar

We look at the sporting superstars celebrating their birthdays today.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
9th September 2015

article:9th September 2015

(L-R) Modric, Petkovic and Oscar.
(L-R) Modric, Petkovic and Oscar.

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.

1976: Mattias Ohlund, is a Swedish ice hockey defenceman currently under contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning (39).

1984: Brad Guzan, is an American goalkeeper who plays for Aston Villa and the USA national team (31).

1987: Andrea Petkovic, is a German tennis player who is currently ranked 114 in the world (28).

1991: Oscar, is an attacking midfielder for Chelsea and the Brazil national team (24).


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