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In his first and only autobiography, Real Madrid galáctico and Croatian legend Luka Modric tells the story of his incredible journey from a childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia to becoming a serial Champions League winner and the most celebrated footballer in the world.
In 2018, Luka Modric made football history with an unprecedented feat – winning all four of the most prestigious football awards in the same year: the Golden Ball at the World Cup in Russia, FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, and the Ballon d’Or. The same year, as the team captain he led Croatia to the silver medal at the World Cup.
In this, his never-before-told life story, Luka reveals details from his childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia, describes his beginnings as a football player, unveils the background of key moments at Dinamo Zagreb, Spurs and Real Madrid, and brings you his personal account of his career peak – Croatia’s dramatic path to the spectacular World Cup Final.
What were his thoughts during decisive matches? What was his relationship with key players and coaches? What is the inner determination that keeps him striving on the pitch?
Globally renowned as a visionary playmaker and midfield maestro, Luka Modric was born with the ambition to prove himself, and to lead. From his humble and hard-working origins, through grit and persistence he has faced down everyone who doubted him, and reached the heights of world football. His life story is a true inspiration.