Luka Modric's net worth, wife, height, Ballon d'Or, photos

Luka Modric's net worth, wife, height, Ballon d'Or, photos

Helix Odhiambo
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

Luka Modric is a football midfielder who plays for Real Madrid and Croatia's national team. His skills and vision have made him one of the best players in the world. Join us as we look into Luka Modric's net worth, salary, and other exciting details about him.

Luka Modric's height
Real Madrid's Modric training at Valdebebas on 10 April 2022 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Antonio Villalba
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What is Luka Modric's age? The creative midfielder was born on 9 September 1985 in Zadar, Croatia. As of April 2022, he is 36 years of age. According to sources, he grew up in a harsh environment during the Croatian War of Independence. How did this affect his family?

  • Full name: Luka Modric
  • Nicknames: Cruyff of the Balkan, David Guetta
  • Date of Birth: 9 September 1985
  • Place of birth: Zadar, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
  • Nationality: Croatian
  • Age: 36 (as of April 2022)
  • Height: 1.74 m
  • Weight: 65kg
  • Profession: Football player
  • Current teams: Real Madrid, Croatia national team
  • Past teams: Dinamo Zagreb, Zrinjski Mostar, Inter Zaprezic, Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 10
  • Parents: Stipe Modrić, Radojka Dopud
  • Spouse: Vanja Bosnić
  • Children: Ivano, Ema, Sofia
  • Facebook: @ModricLuka10
  • Instagram: @lukamodric10
  • Twitter: @lukamodric10
  • Net worth: $75 million
  • Markert value: $10.8 million

Luka Modric's biography

Luka's father, Stipe, was an aeromechanic, while his mother, Radojka, worked as a textile worker. They were refugees who had fled from Serbian oppressors during the Bosnian War.

Luka Modric's photos
Luka Modric of Dynamo Zagreb poses during a portrait session on 5 May 2008 in Zagreb, Croatia. Photo: VI-Images
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Luka Modric's family was among the affected people displaced from their homes. Serbian rebels executed his grandfather, and his home burned down.

Despite the circumstances, the midfielder did not give up. Luka used to play basketball and handball while in school before settling for football. He worked hard to develop his soccer skills despite having a short and tiny body.

Early career

Luka began playing football at NK Zadar as a young kid. He then joined Dinamo Zagreb's youth team in 2001 at 16 years of age. After that, the Croatian was loaned out to Zrinjski Mostar in 2002, where he did not disappoint.

His brilliance earned him the player of the season award in the Bosnian league. He was further loaned out to Inter Zapresic in 2004.

Dinamo Zagreb (2005 - 2008)

Luka Modric's age
L. Modric (R) of Zagreb and David Jarolim of Hamburg fight for the ball during their UEFA Cup Group D match at the Maksimir stadium on 5 December 2007 in Zagreb, Croatia. Photo: Martin Rose
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After scoring 12 goals in 40 matches for Zrinjski and Zapresic, Luka returned to Zagreb and signed a 10-year contract with the club. The midfielder scored 7 goals in 31 matches and helped Dinamo Zagreb win the league in the 2005-06 season.

He scored six and assisted 10 as Zagreb defended their league title the following season. He also won the Prva HNL Player of the Year award. Modric became the team's captain and helped them qualify for the UEFA Cup.

However, they were knocked out in the group stages. Dinamo Zagreb went on to win the league title and the Croatian Cup.


  • Prva HNL: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08
  • Croatian Cup: 2006-07, 2007-08
  • Croatian Super Cup: 2006

Tottenham Hotspur (2008 - 2012)

Luka Modric's biography
Luka in action for Tottenham Hotspur during their UEFA Cup Group D match against Dinamo Zagreb at White Hart Lane on 6 November 2008 in London, England. Photo: Clive Rose
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The midfielder joined English Premier League side Tottenham for $21.6 million. He led Spurs to its first UEFA Champions League appearance in 50 years.

His first goal for Tottenham came in a 2-2 draw against Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Cup group stage match on 18 December 2008. He scored 17 goals in 160 matches during his four seasons at the club but did not win any trophy.

Real Madrid (2012 - date)

Luka Modric's awards
Real Madrid's star midfielder Luka reacts during a football match. He is one of the most decorated players in the club. Photo: Burak Akbulut
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He moved to Real Madrid in August 2012 for an estimated fee of $38.2 million and signed a five-year contract. His Real career kicked off on a high note with a 1-0 victory over Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana final, just a few hours after signing.

Luka has won nearly everything with the Los Blancos, including three consecutive Champions League titles from 2015 to 2017. He was also named in the tournament's squad of the season three consecutive times.


  • La Liga: 2016-17, 2019-20[406]
  • Copa del Rey: 2013-14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017, 2019-20, 2021-22
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2016, 2017, 2018

Luka Modric's awards

  • La Liga Best Midfielder (2016)
  • UEFA Club Best Midfielder (2017, 2018)
  • FIFA World XI teams (2016, 2018)
  • UEFA Team of the Year (2016, 2018)

Luka Modric's Ballon d'Or award

Luka Modric's Ballon d'Or
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka lifts the Ballon d'Or award he won as the best player in the world in 2018 at the Grand Palais in Paris on 3 December 2018. Photo: Franck Fife
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In 2018, the Croatian beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the coveted Ballon d'Or trophy. He also became the first Croatian player to win the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award.

Luka Modric's contract

Luka's contract with Real Madrid will end in 2022. However, having played a vital role in the club's midfield alongside Toni Kroos and Casemiro, he is likely to extend his stay until 2023. Real fans will hope to see their star midfielder stay and retire in their club.

National team

Luka Modric's pass
Croatia's midfielder L.Modric attempts a pass during a friendly football match against Slovenia at Education City Stadium in the Qatari city of Ar-Rayyan on 26 March 2022. Photo: Karim Jaafar
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Luka joined the Croatian national football team in 2006 and has registered over 112 caps and scored 14 goals. He also captained the national team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, where they lost to France. The midfielder was named the best player in the tournament.

What makes him unique?

Although Luka Modric's height is slightly below that of an average soccer player, he possesses other unique skills that make him better. Luka Modric's vision and passing skills are among his key strengths.

His recent out-of-the boot assist against Chelsea in the quarterfinal of the Champions League helped Real knock the Blues and reach the semis.

Luka Modric's FIFA 22 rating

The midfielder has an overall FIFA 22 rating of 88. His top strengths are attack and skill moves with his right foot.

Luka Modric's jersey

The Cruyff of the Balkan currently wears jersey number 10 for Real Madrid and Croatia. He previously wore jersey 19 at Real. At Tottenham, he wore jersey 14, while at Dinamo Zagreb, he had jersey 10.

Who is Luka Modric's wife?

Luka Modric's wife
Real Madrid's midfielder L. Modric (C) and his family pose upon arrival at the 2018 Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris on 3 December 2018. Photo: Anne-Christine
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The talented midfielder married Vanja Bosnić in 2010 after dating for 4 years. The couple has three children, a son, Ivano and two daughters named Ema and Sofia. You can check some of Luka Modric's photos of his family on his Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Luka Modric's cars

The Croatian has a fantastic collection of cars he enjoys driving. One of them is a Bentley GT continental worth around $219,000.

Luka Modric's net worth

The 2018 Ballon d'Or winner has a net worth of $75 million from his football career. But how much is Modric's salary? Luka takes home about $359,000 a week in Real Madrid, making him one of the highest-paid players in the club.

Since joining Real Madrid, Luka Modric's net worth has increased thanks to his hard work and dedication. Despite his age, he has shown fewer signs of decreasing in his career. But will he extend with Real Madrid?

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.