Born 1985 in Zadar, Luka Modrić is a professional football player who plays as midfielder for Real Madrid and is the captain of the Croatia national team. Modrić is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of today and the greatest Croatian footballer of all time. In 2018 he became the only footballer in the world to win the four big golden awards for best player in a single year: World Cup Golden Ball, The Best FIFA Men’s Player award, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award, and Ballon d’Or by France Football. He is married to Vanja Modrić and together they have three children.
In October 2019, Luka Modrić announced the publication of his autobiography, published by Hermes.
Hermes, 2019, 340 pages
20-pages excerpt available in English
FULL ENGLISH MANUSCRIPT AVAILABLE
Translation rights sold: Croatia (Hermes), UK & Commonwealth (Bloomsbury UK), France (Talent Éditions), Hungary (Helikon), Italy (Sperling & Kupfer), The Netherlands (Kosmos Uitgevers), Japan (Toho Shuppan), Korea (Hans Media), Poland (Wydawnictwo Znak), Czech Republic (Nakladatelstvi Prah),
Russia (Eksmo), Slovenia (Učila), Estonia (Helios), Bulgaria (Kragozor), Sweden (Idrottsförlaget), Spain (Roca Editorial), Vietnam (Tri Publishing House), China (People’s Daily Press), Bulgarian audio (Storytel), Turkey (Tuhaf Kitap), Germany (Edel Books)
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Foreword by Sir Alex Ferguson
Blurbs by football stars Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Raphaël Varane
World’s best footballer tells his story of perseverance against all odds.
Luka Modrić recently made football history when he won all four top honours for world’s best player, becoming the first to receive them all in a single year: World Cup Golden Ball, The Best FIFA Men’s Player award, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award and Ballon d’Or. This Croatian player brought his small country to the Russia World Cup finals and is a crucial midfielder for Real Madrid, the club in which he won numerous Champions Leagues and other trophies, rightfully earning the title of the best. But his rise to fame did not come easy.
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