Luka Modric Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Luka Modric

Real NameLuka Modrić
Nickname(s)Lucky Luka, Cruyff of the Balkan
ProfessionProfessional Footballer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 39 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourMedium Blonde
DebutInternational- On 1 March 2006 for Croatia against Argentina
Club- On 29 July 2006 for GNK Dinamo Zagreb against GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Jersey Number#10 (Croatia)
#10 (Real Madrid)
Coach/MentorZlatko Dalić, Julen Lopetegui
Awards, Honours, Achievements Club

For Dinamo Zagreb

• Croatian First League: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
• Croatian Cup: 2006–07, 2007–08

For Real Madrid

• La Liga: 2016–17
• UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
• Copa del Rey: 2013–14


• Bosnian Premier League Player of the Year: 2003
• HNL’s Footballer of the Year: 2007
• Croatian Footballer of the Year: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017
• Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Player of the Year: 2010–11
• La Liga's Best Midfielder: 2013–14, 2015–16
• ESPN Midfielder of the Year: 2016, 2017
• FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2017
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 September 1985
Age (as in 2017)32 Years
BirthplaceZadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
Signature Luka Modric's signature
HometownHamlet of Modrići, Zadar, SFR Yugoslavia
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Educational QualificationNot Known
HobbyWatching Football and Basketball
ControversyIn 2018, he was charged with perjury for allegedly making false statements at the tax fraud trial of Zdravko Mamic.
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsVanja Bosnic (2006-2010)
Marriage Date12 May 2010
Wife/SpouseVanja Bosnic (2010-Present) Manager of the Company “Ivano SARL”
Luka Modric with his wife Vanja Bosnic
ChildrenSon- Ivano Modrić
Daughters- Ema Modrić (Eldest), Sofia Modrić (Youngest)
Luka Modric with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Stipe Modrić (Military Mechanic)
Mother- Radojka Modrić (Textile Worker)
Luka Modric with his parents and wife and son
SiblingsBrother- None
Sisters- Jasmina Modrić, Diora Modrić
Favourite Things
Favourite ManagerCarlo Ancelotti
Favourite FootballerRonaldo
Favourite SportspersonMichael Jordan
Favourite Holiday DestinationZadar, Croatia
Favourite MagazineNogomet (A Croatian Football Magazine)
Favourite Singer(s)Oliver Dragojevic and Toni Cetinski (Croatian Singers)
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionBMW X5, Bentley Continental GT, Range Rover, Audi, Lexus
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$12.5 Million
Net Worth (approx.)$50 Million

Luka Modric

Some Lesser Known Facts About Luka Modric

  •  Does Luka Modric smoke?: Yes Luka Modric smoking
  • Does Luka Modric drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born into a family of refugees. His family fled from Serbian aggressors during the Bosnian War and had to experience horrific incidents in his hometown, Zadar during the War. Luka Modric in his childhood
  • His grandfather was executed by Croatian Serb rebels in December 1991. They also burned his house to the ground.
  • In his childhood, he used to play basketball. He also played as a goalkeeper in Handball in his school team. Luka Modric in his childhood
  • Luka used to have a poster of Zvonimir Boban (Croatian Footballer) on his bedroom wall in his childhood.
  • He developed the interest in football at a very early age. Though, due to his small and petite physique, he faced rejections from many youth clubs. Young Luka Modric playing football
  • Luka trained in NK Zadar and participated in representative camps. The head of the youth academy, Tomislav Bašić, saw the talent in him and arranged his move to Dinamo Zagreb in 2005. Luka Modric playing for NK Zadar
  • He signed a 10-year contract with Dinamo Zagreb during the 2005-2006 season. He built a house for his family from the first paycheck he received.

  • In an interview, he revealed that he got a Cross and chain from his parents when he was 18 years old. He regards this as his most prized possession.
  • He represented Croatia in under-17, under-19 and under-21 tournaments.
  • Luka made two appearances for Croatia at the 2006 FIFA World Cup as a substitute against Japan and Australia. He scored his first goal for Croatia in a friendly with Italy on 16 August 2006 in Livorno.
  • On 26 April 2008, he signed for the English Premier League Club,  Tottenham Hotspur. On 18 December 2008, Luka scored his first goal for his new club in a 2–2 draw against Spartak Moscow. Luka Modric playing for Tottenham Hotspur
  • On 8 June 2008, Modrić scored Croatia’s first goal of Euro 2008 against Austria in the fourth minute of the game.
  • He was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in 2011 but the deal did not go through.
  • On 27 August 2012, Luka signed for Real Madrid. He made his debut two days later against Barcelona in the second leg final of the 2012 Supercopa de España at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

  • He represented Croatia in major International tournaments like Euro 2012, 2014 FIFA World Cup, and Euro 2016.

  • In 2018, he won his fourth and third successive Champions League Trophy with Real Madrid. Luka Modric with his Real Madrid teammates holding Champions League Trophy in 2018
  • In May 2018, Modric was named in the Croatian team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He scored a spectacular 25-yard goal against Argentina in the Group Stage, handing his team a 3-0 victory. He took his team to the final of the tournament but were beaten by France, who lifted the trophy for the second time. He won the Golden Ball Award (Award is given to the best performing player of the tournament).