Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

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Luka Modric Childhood Story

LB presents the Full Story of a Midfield Genius best known by the Nickname; “Lucky Luka”. Our Luka Modric Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you full account of notable events from his childhood time to date. The analysis involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little-known facts about him.

Yes, everyone knows about his abilities but few consider our Luka Modric Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let’s Begin.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Early Life

Luka Modric Childhood StoryLuka Modrić was born on the 9th day of September 1985 in Zadar, Croatia.

He was born into a family of refugees who fled from Serbian aggressors during the Bosnia war. His mum Radojka Modrić was once a textile worker and father, Stipe Modrić, was once a military mechanic who repaired cars for Croatian soldiers at war.

Luka during his childhood times experienced the horrific events in Zadar during the Croatian War.

There was this boy who used to kick the ball around the hotel parking lot all day,” were the words of NK Zadar chairman Josip Bajlo when commenting on Modric in his early days. “He was skinny and really small for his age, but you could see right away that he had that something special in him.”

Luka was constantly judged because of his little physique. He was considered small and weak and someone who wouldn’t grow to the physique of a footballer. One could trust that he will be a big player. However, the ball was ‘pretty in his legs’ as Luka focused on playing on his own in front of his family’s hotel room.

The only way he could check if he is worthy to play football was to go for a youth trial. The opportunity came as contained in career summary.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Career Summary

Luca Modric Childhood StoryLuka first had a youth trial at Hajduk Split. Unfortunately, just as people said, he was rejected by Hajduk Split for lacking the required physical attributes.

It is still unclear what God did for this gene of his that changed his story. It was still a revelation that Luka was destined to become a top player. Young Luka focused all his strength to work hard. He later corrected people’s wrong impression that he was physically weak and small. This came at a time he got what people would call “A narrow success” at Dinamo Zagreb. It was a happy start to his career.

Modric, as soon as he entered the club eventually showed lots of faith and quality. Dinamo Zagreb quickly extended his contract to ten years. He had a slow and steady growth in height after been feed with lots of growth supplements by club officials.

In a bid to have more experience, Luka was loaned out to Zrinjski Mostar after playing for Dinamo Zagreb. This was a point his career really took flight. He also had another loan spell at Inter Zaprešić in Bosnia.

After much maturity, he came back and made his full senior debut for Dinamo in 2005. He won three consecutive league titles and domestic cups with them. Luka was being named the Prva HNL Player of the Year in 2007.

In 2008, he moved to Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, where he led the Spurs to their first UEFA Champions League appearance in almost 50 years, reaching the quarter-finals of the 2010–11 tournament.

After the 2011–12 season, he moved to Real Madrid for a fee of £33 million. The rest, as they say, is now history.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Family Life

Luca Modric War StoryAs stated earlier, his family were victims of the Bosnia war. They spent their lives fleeing from Serbian aggressors. Lack of home, few clothes and shelter made his family very poor during the period there were unsettled. Soon, their refugee poor family background changed when Luka Modric’s father, Stipe Modric got a decent job a Croatian Army mechanic.

At that time, Luka’s Grandfather who was also called Luka, was a Soldier who fought along connecting major towns. His life was feared as the Serbian Army, the JNA and the army of the “Krajina” carry out intensive fightings and military activities in his zone. Grandfather Luka was killed by his enemies. 

After the death, Luka and his family moved to Zadar. As soon as they left, they immediately lit their house in fire – says Stanko Modric, a close relative of the Modrić family. At Zadar, they settled in a cheap hotel, thanks to monies made by Luka’s father, Stipe Modric who still remains an expert mechanic. Stipe continued his mechanic job at Zadar. He provided for his family, thus making them move above the poverty line to a higher middle-class family background. It was a Zadar that Luka started playing football as stated earlier.

Thanks to Luka Career, the life for the family of Modric in spite of the war and the lack of living normalize to the fullest extent. They are now super-rich all thanks to Luka.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Relationship Life

Luka Modric love story is centred around one woman named Vanja Bosnić.

They started dating in 2006, during his loan spell return to Dinamo Zagreb. Luka made her his agent as soon as he developed full trust and confidence in her as the woman of his dreams.

Vanja Bosnic is the strong woman behind Luka Modric. She was the brain behind Luka’s transfer battles that made his move possible from Tottenham to Real Madrid.

Luka Modrić is still madly in love with her green eyes (see above), pretty face, height and long fat pretty legs as seen below.

Luka Modric Wife Facts

Shy Modrić married Vanja Bosnić in May 2010 in the Croatian capital Zagreb after four years of dating. His teammate at the time, Vedran Ćorluka, was his best man.

Luka Modric's Wedding Photo
Luka Modric’s Wedding Photo

Their marriage was quickly blessed with the fruit of the womb. Their first son, Ivano, was born on 6 June 2010. Their daughter, Ema, was born on 25 April 2013. Their second daughter, Sofia, was born on 2 October 2017.

Modrić generally lives a quiet family life, all thanks to his humble beginning. He believes he should be seen as a footballer and not a celebrity or model.

“I only ever try to do the best I can on the football pitch. I’m not a model or something. I am a football player,” these the words of a Real Madrid Legend who’s got his feet rooted to the ground. The only thing which surpasses football in Luka’s mind is his family. For him, it’s about the two F’s- Football and Family.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –FARE’s ‘Euro 2016 Refugee XI

Modric is of course not alone in having flourished through adversity and difficulty to become the footballer he later became. Others footballer as seen below were also refugees.

Luca Modric Refugee Story

Recently, the anti-discrimination football network known as ‘FARE’ put together a line-up of players who were formerly refugees to celebrate ‘World Refugee Day’.

The team also included the likes of brothers Granit and Taulant Xhaka, Christian Benteke, Nani and Modric.

They are seen as the world’s most active participant who leaves everything behind to celebrate the ‘World Refugee Day’.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –He idolised Ronaldo from a young age

Modric had a soft-spot, not for CR7, but rather Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima. The Croatian once claimed…

“Growing up, my first pair of shin pads had a picture of Ronaldo on them. I was a Nike product and I loved them. I loved Ronaldo. The old Ronaldo! And I wore those shinpads for years. From when I was a little kid right up to when I started playing professionally in the Bosnian League. It had lots of tears before I eventually gave them to someone as a present.”

Perhaps it’s from the Brazilian Ronaldo that Modric learned how to sharpen the attacking prowess.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –When it all went sour at White Hart Lane

Things finally cooled down with Modric loving life in the Spanish capital. It was Tottenham who still felt bitter about the incidents that once followed his transfer saga to the Spanish giant.

The Croatian leaving the North London club were more awkward than both parties would’ve liked. This was what truly happened. In the summer of 2012, Modric made it clear that he desired a move to Real Madrid but Tottenham was perhaps understandably, reluctant to let their star man depart.

The club was adamant that Madrid must pay £40 million to secure his services and, with Tottenham indirectly blocking the move, Modric refused to train, meaning Andre Villas-Boas and company had to fine him two-weeks’ wages which amounted to £80,000. He paid it and still refused to train. This was when Tottenham gave up and initiated the transfer.

Modric eventually made the switch for £30 million but bitterness consumed the Tottenham faithful.

Luka Modric Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –What he will be remembered for

Luka will be forever remembered for the following attributes when he finally retires.

  • For being the best modern day’s most diminutive midfielder.
  • For his quick and creative playmaking abilities.
  • For his great vision on the pitch.
  • For being able to change the course of a game with deft passes and solo, long-range efforts.
  • For being able to play with both feets.
  • For his swift and offensive positioning off the ball.
  • For his ability to pass the ball accurately across long or short distances.
  • Finally, for being a master of ‘Pre-assist’.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. THE STORY IS ACCURATETHAT lUKA IS A CROATIAN FROM A FATHER SIDE AND IS VERY SAD THAT HE LOST HIS GRANDFATHER. AGAIN IS VERY SAD FOR LOSING HIS GRANDDAD IN THE WAR IN THE THE 90S BECAUSE OF SERBIAN AGGRESSION AS DESCRIBED IN THE STORY . THOUGH HIS MOTHER IS SERBIAN AND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE 40S HIS MOTHERS FAMILY HALF MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WAS KILLED BY CROATIAN ARMY. KRAJINA SERBS SAY THAT WAS AGERSION ON SERB PEOPLE AND SAY THAT CROATIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD IN THE 40S KILLED MORE THAN HALF OF MILLION SERBS AND THOUSANDS OF JEWS AND ROMA GYPSY . THOUGH THE USA OFFICIALS AND OTHER WESTERNS OFFICIALS AT THAT TIME SAY THAT CROATIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR KILLED AROUND 350 000 SERBS OF SERBIAN KRAJINA AND REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA . IN THE 90 LUKAS UNKL FROM MOTHER SIDE HER COUSIN FOUGHT AGAINST CROATIAN ARMY WAS IN THE ARMY ON REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA CRAJINA . IN 95 CROATIAN ARMY BOMBED THE SERBIAN KRAJINA LUKAS RELATIVES FROM MOTHER SIDE COUSINES FLED TO SERBIA WITH OTHER PEOPLE UP TO 500 000 MILLION PEOPLE HAD TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES TO SAVE THEIR LIFES BECOME REFUGES IN SERBIA . THIS PEOPLE WERE BOMBED AGAIN IN 1999 HAD TO FLEE AGAIN AND SO ON. LUKA IS A GREAT PLAYER WE ALL LOVE HIM ALL THE SYMPATHY AND EMPATHY FOR THE LOSS OF HIS GRANDDAD . THOUGH WE AS A HUMAN BEINGS MUST BE IMPARTIAL NON BIAS FEEL THE PAIN FOR ALL VICTIMS OF WARS BECAUSE HUMAN BEING IS FIRST A HUMAN BEING AND DOES NOT HAVE NATIONALITY IN THE HUMANISTIC WORLD . IMPARTIAL AND NON BIAS HUMANISTIC VIEW HAS SYMPATHY FOR WALL HUMAN BEINGS DOESNT MATTER FROM WHICH SIDE THEY COME.

  2. Other things is very sad when people in Croatia have to hide their origins who are their parents or grandparents what origin and culture they are . The language is constantly modifying to be different than Serbian , Bosnian children in schools, kindergarten are told to speak the government not how the grandparents or parents speaks at home. Everybody loves when Croatia plays in red and white jersey. But Croatia choosed to have jersey of Black and light black colours which represents the dark story of the past from the 1940s and 1990s . What if Italy wants to play in black jersey what represents the dark past of the 40s that would be very sad . Many people do not symphyse when Croatia plays in black jersey even loyal supporters though politics unfortunately are not separable from sport in Croatia.

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