Luka Modrić
(Croatian pronunciation: [ˈluːka ˈmoːdrit͡ɕ][tone?], born 9 September 1985) is a Croatian footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and for the Croatia national football team as a midfielder.

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.[3] While he was playing for GNK Dinamo Zagreb, they won three consecutive league titles[4] and several domestic cups, with Modrić named Prva HNL "Player of the Year" in 2007.[5]

He moved to the Premier League in 2008 and has since achieved significant success with the Spurs. He played for the Croatian national team at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.