Luka Modric's assists: Modric's 10 greatest assists in football history

Luka Modric's assists: Modric's 10 greatest assists in football history

Lenah Ann
May 16, 2024 at 8:06 AM
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Croatian Ballon d'Or winner and Real Madrid icon Luka Modric is one of the best midfielders in soccer history. He stands out for countless qualities on the pitch, including assists and goal-scoring skills. With the inside of his foot or at the outside, Luka Modric's assists are among the best in football history.

Luka Modric before a match
Luka Modric (L) warms up on 21 April 2024. On the right, he looks on during the FIFA Series 2024 on 26 March 2024. Photo: Jose Breton, MB Media. (Modified by author)
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Modric has produced incredible performances for long and dominated and controlled games. He has numerous trophies and awards, including four La Liga titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, and four FIFA Club World Cups. Here is everything you need to know about Luka Modric's assists and career stats.

Luka Modric's assists

Luka Modric's Transfermarkt stats indicate he has 160 assists for club and country as of May 2024. He registered 21 assists at GNK Dinamo Zagreb and 25 at Tottenham Hotspur. In the UEFA Champions League, he has 17 assists in 127 appearances.

Luka Modric's assists at Real Madrid

The renowned Croatian maestro joined Real Madrid on 27 August 2012 and has been with them for thirteen seasons. According to his FC Tables stats, he has played in 530 soccer matches and scored 39 goals with 85 assists.

Luka Modric plays the ball
Luka Modric of Real Madrid plays the ball during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg match on 30 April 2024. Photo: Sebastian Widmann.
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Luka Modric's assist at the 2018 World Cup

The renowned soccer player helped Croatia reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Luka was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. He scored two goals and provided one assist, which came against Russia.

Luka Modric's goals and assists this season

According to Footy Stats, the Croatian soccer star has played 42 games, scored two goals, and provided seven assists across all competitions in the 2023/24 season as of May 2024. He also has 29 La Liga appearances, scoring twice and providing five assists.

What is Luka Modric's best assist?

The former Ballon d'Or winner provided one of the best assists in football during their 2022 UEFA Champions League semi-final against Chelsea. His pass to Rodrygo shocked many, as he hit the ball with the outside of his boot up from the left wing to the face of the goal.

Rodrigo and Luka Modric
Rodrygo (L) celebrates scoring a goal with teammate Luka Modric (R) during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg match on 18 April 2023. Photo: Craig Mercer.
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With Rodrygo awaiting the ball and with a simple touch, Real Madrid's hopes of bagging the lucrative trophy came back to life. Fans and pundits have described the pass as the greatest assist in the Champions League history. As per talkSport, his Croatia teammate Mateo Kovacic said,

In the last five, six, or seven years, he has been at the same level, which is amazing. The reason he is so good is because he loves football so much, he lives it every day. He is a professional, and if he keeps going like this, I can see him still playing for three or four more years at such a high level.

Luka Modric's all-time stats

According to Transfermarkt, the famous midfielder has made 770 appearances in club competitions since his senior debut. He has scored 81 goals and provided 131 assists. He also received 98 yellow cards and one red card.

Club

Apps

Goals

Assists

Yellow cards

Red cards

Real Madrid

530

39

85

77

1

Tottenham Hotspur

160

17

25

14

-

GNK Dinamo Zagreb

80

25

21

7

-

Total

770

81

131

98

1

Luka Modric’s career

The famous maestro debuted soccer in 2005, signing a 10-year contract with Dinamo Zagreb. He made 31 appearances for them and scored seven goals. On 26 April 2008, he joined Tottenham Hotspur for around $20.7 million.

Luka had a slow start in North London due to a knee injury, and some media personalities termed him a lightweight for the Premier League. On 27 August 2012, he moved to Real Madrid on a five-year contract and a transfer fee of approximately $37.6 million.

Real Madrid's Luka Modric in action
Real Madrid's Luka Modric in action during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second-leg match on 8 May 2024. Photo: Maria de Gracia Jiménez
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During the 2015/16 Champions League, he received the LFP award as the best midfielder in the Spanish top-tier league. On 18 October 2016, he signed another four-year contract with the Spanish giants.

On 25 May 2021, the renowned soccer player extended his contract with the club until 2022, and on 8 June 2022, he signed another extension for 2023. As of 2024, he is still at the Spanish club and is actively involved in numerous competitions.

Top 10 Luka Modric's assists

Various pundits credit the Croatian football genius as one of the best players with great vision. According to various online sources, here is a list of Modric's 10 greatest assists in football history.

  • Impossible through the space pass to Cristiano Ronaldo in a Real Madrid vs Celta Virgo match during the 2012/13 season.
  • A much-needed pass to Cristiano Ronaldo to take Real Madrid to the UCL finals after a 12-year drought in a game against Bayern Munich during the 2013/14 season.
  • An excellent and calculated pass to Ronaldo in a UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund during the 2013/14 season.
  • A mouth-gaping assist to Gareth Bale in a UEFA club competition match between Real Madrid and Roma during the 2018/19 season.
  • Incredible assist to Cristiano Ronaldo in a game against Juventus in the 2016/17 season.
  • A pass against Russia during the 2018 World Cup.
  • An assist against Manchester City to Vinicius Jr.
  • A world-class pass against Atletico Madrid to Sergio Ramos from a corner.
  • An almost impossible pass to Karim Benzema in a match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain.
  • Assist to Rodrygo Goes against Chelsea in the 2022 UEFA Champions League final.

Frequently asked questions

The central midfielder plays for Real Madrid and the Croatian national team. He has a massive fanbase and a solid reputation. Here are some frequently asked questions about him.

Luka Modric of Croatia during the FIFA Series 2024
Luka Modric of Croatia during the FIFA Series 2024 Egypt match between Croatia and Egypt at New Administrative Capital Stadium on 26 March 2024 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: MB Media
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How many trophies has Modric won?

According to Real Madrid's website, the iconic soccer player has won 25 titles for Real Madrid. His outstanding achievements for the club include five Champions League titles, five Club World Cups, four European Super Cups, four La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, and five Spanish Super Cups.

Why did Modric flee from Croatia?

Modric's family was forced to run away from their home by Serb rebels who had executed his grandfather during the Croatian war for independence. With their family home burnt down, Luke had to live in hotels in the city of Zadar.

What are the qualities of Modric?

The Croatian soccer star's combination of creativity, skill, intelligence, and vision has made him the desired central midfielder. These qualities have been fundamental in his success at Real Madrid and the Croatian national team.

Final word

Luka Modric's assists have stunned many fans and football enthusiasts, earning him a solid reputation. Since his debut, the assist king has featured in many soccer matches. He ranks among the greatest central midfielders in history.

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Lenah Ann is a Kenyan-based content creator with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication from Dedan Kimathi, Kenya in 2021.