The Croatian midfield maestro
THE MAIN MAN
Modric has been the heartbeat of two incredibly successful teams in 2017/18:
CROATIA & REAL MADRID
He helped Los Blancos to a third successive Champions League title and second consecutive Club World Cup win. He claimed the adidas Golden Ball at UAE 2017.
At Russia 2018, he didn't stop running. He covered 72.3km in seven games, an average of more than 10km per match. He led his team to the Final v France and won the adidas Golden Ball.
Modric's big moments in russia
GOAL v ARGENTINA
Modric is from a different planet and came to play football with us mortals. Not only is Luka the best Croatian player ever, but he is a great person, a leader.
Ivan Rakitic, Croatia team-mate
I can't think of a better player to succeed Ronaldo and Messi. He leads by example and makes everybody around him a much better player.
Zlatko Dalic, Croatia coach
WILL MODRIC BE THE BEST?
ALL THE AWARDS