Modric is a first of many, he’s a workaholic, a brilliant reader of the game, probably the best passer around and a wonderful gentleman. He carried an inexperienced Croatia team to the Final of the World Cup 2018 and is the first player apart from Ronaldo and Messi to win the Ballon d’Or.
Modric comes from a rugged background and has his abilities all embedded in his workmanship. The midfielder has played for Prague, Tottenham Hotspurs and now Real Madrid. He’s scored goals that we’ll remember for generations. We take a look at the Top 5 goals by the magician that is Luka Modric.
5. Israel v Croatia, 2012 UEFA Euro Qualifiers
Croatia weren’t still a dominant force in world Football and qualifying for the 2012 Euros in Germany was critical in all respects. The Qualifiers were underway and Croatia were badly looking to hot back after conceding early against a defensively strong Israel team.
The midfielder, who’s always looked a notch apart playing for his nation, stepped up and finished off a wonderfully constructed attack with a smashing shot from 30 yards. The right-footer saw the ball find the top corner in what was a welcome relief for the hosts.
4. Manchester United v Real Madrid, 2013-14 UEFA Champions League
Back in England and back in familiar territory, having served for Tottenham Hotspur, Luka Modric made sure 10-men Manchester United remembered him with a delightful hit from 30 yards outside.
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The Red Devils were leading 1-0 and the away goal was as important as it was beautiful. The goal came after a brilliant inter-play between Modric, Sami Khedira and former United man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Luka Modric's second half cameo V Manchester United.
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3. Bolton v Tottenham Hotspur, 2009-10 Premier League
Modric scored one of the most delightful goals of his career while he was still with the Spurs, against Bolton in an away Premier League contest. The goal came with the match locked at 1-1 and the Spurs needing a breakthrough to break away.
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Even the likes of Bale and Crouch were not able to unlock the defense before this stunning strike from the Croatian came along.
2. Real Madrid v FC Copenhagen, 2013-14 UEFA Champions League
Champions League nights call for special stars, for special moments and this was one such as Champions League minnows FC Copenhagen were on the receiving end of a brilliant piece of technical play from the Real Madrid midfielder.
Playing on the right of a central two man midfield, Luka Modrid received the ball from the right touchline, dummied a shot on his left foot and twisted to shoot on his right. The ball flew into the top corner, giving fans an idea of what Modric could be in the years to come.
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1. Real Madrid v Mallorca, 2013-14 La Liga
Luka Modrid scored the best goal of his life on a night when Real were horrible defensive wise and had finished the first half of a tense match tied 2-2 against lower table Mallorca.
The goal came in controversial circumstances as many in the stadium believed Gonzalo Higuain was already fouled, but the ref allowed play to proceed and Modrid’s rocket from almost 35 yards out found the top corner to make it 3-2 to Jose Mourinho’s side.