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Luka Modrić

Personal information
Full nameLuka Modrić
Date of birth09 September 1985(age 31)
Place of birthZadar, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.73 m
Playing positionCentral Midfielder
Club information
Current clubTottenham Hotspur

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Luka Modrić (pronounced -shˈluːka ˈmɔːdritɕ, born 9 September 1985 in Zadar) is a Croatian footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and for the Croatia national football team.

Modrić's childhood coincided with the Croatian War of Independence. After showing promise in hometown club Zadar's youth team, he was signed by Dinamo Zagreb as a teenager in 2002. His professional career began with loan spells at Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zaprešić. While he was playing for GNK Dinamo Zagreb, they won three consecutive league titles and several domestic cups, with Modrić named Prva HNL "Player of the Year" in 2007.

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