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Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by kiiingemmy(m): 9:20am On Dec 04, 2018



IN SUMMARY

1. He was caught up in the “Croatian War of Independence” in 1991 when he was six years old.

2.His grandfather was murdered in cold blood by the local Croatian Serb rebels when attending to the cattle.

3.The family fled the area to stay as refugees in a large hotel in Zadar.


Real Madrid’s Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or on Monday to end a 10-year stranglehold on the award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Modric was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize in Paris ahead of Ronaldo and French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann.

Here are five things you may not know about the 33-year-old midfielder.

1.He was born in the village of “Modrici”, where he first put on a pair of boots.

2.He married Vanja Bosnic in May 2010 in the Croatian capital of Zagreb in a private ceremony after dating her for four years.

3.He has three kids; son Ivano and two daughters Ema and Sofia.

4.He was caught up in the “Croatian War of Independence” in 1991 when he was six years old. His grandfather was murdered in cold blood by the local Croatian Serb rebels when attending to the cattle. The family fled the area to stay as refugees in a large hotel in Zadar.

5.Carlo Ancelloti is his favourite manager. The Croat, since moving to Real Madrid in 2012, has worked under five managers namely Jose Mourinho, Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez, Zinedine Zidane and currently Santiago Solari but once admitted in an interview with BBC that the Italian remains his best manager he has played under.
“We had a great relationship, we still have a good one, that’s why I would pick him,” claimed Modric on BBC on the Italian whom they won the Uefa Champions League and Copa del Rey with.

He was charged with perjury for stating that he annexed his fee at an earlier date than he allegedly had in an embezzlement and tax evasion trial against the former Dinamo Zagreb executive Zdravko Mamic.



Source : https://afribaze.com.ng/forum/349-five-things-you-didnt-know-about-ballon-dor-winner-modric

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by kiiingemmy(m): 9:23am On Dec 04, 2018
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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Lilshorecords(m): 12:59pm On Dec 04, 2018
Guy we know

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Paulfroshman: 12:59pm On Dec 04, 2018
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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by bamasite(m): 1:00pm On Dec 04, 2018
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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Luukasz(m): 1:00pm On Dec 04, 2018
The only thing I know is that the mod who banned me for 5 months, his/her destiny will be banned by the devil for 50yrs.

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by thesicilian: 1:00pm On Dec 04, 2018
None of these things qualify him for the Ballon D'Or.

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by sammyj: 1:00pm On Dec 04, 2018
Good for him. This now put to rest Messi's superiority of being a football god. Anyways, I still believe has worked hard to earn this award too!!! wink

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by sexiestharam(f): 1:00pm On Dec 04, 2018
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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by omooba969(m): 1:02pm On Dec 04, 2018
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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Uduakuduakobong(m): 1:04pm On Dec 04, 2018
Black inflation hammer pple wey say he no suppose win dis award.

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by ClintonEmex: 1:05pm On Dec 04, 2018
At least I know that he's from Croatia;
he plays for Real Madrid;
and he's a very good midfielder.

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Bigajeff(m): 1:09pm On Dec 04, 2018
World best

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by QuitNotice(m): 1:09pm On Dec 04, 2018
This is the biggest news I've heard this year. Those thieves (Ronaldo and Messi) have been caught...

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Deeypeey(m): 1:10pm On Dec 04, 2018
Lankybaby:
congrats...my crush
who crushes on ugly Modric?
Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by binsanni(m): 1:10pm On Dec 04, 2018
with their words you will get to know them.
up barca wink wink wink
Lilshorecords:
Guy we know
Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by showafrica(m): 1:12pm On Dec 04, 2018
The only thing I read here is that before you gain independence, you need to fight war...
Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by USFOCUS: 1:12pm On Dec 04, 2018
So because he has won the ballor d or now we must know everything about him abeg park for one side, if not for CR7 that left Madrid he will not that tasted it in his life time. Along the line CR7 is still the best player in history of football

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by anambraamaka: 1:13pm On Dec 04, 2018
Congrats
Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by easynetsms(m): 1:16pm On Dec 04, 2018
Finally this is his year

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Lankybaby(f): 1:17pm On Dec 04, 2018
congrats...my crush
Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by nurez305(m): 1:17pm On Dec 04, 2018
Overrated player.... Lionel messi is still the GOAT

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by idreezbaba(m): 1:17pm On Dec 04, 2018
nice but don't ever compare him to Iniesta or Xavi

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by CoolAmbience(m): 1:20pm On Dec 04, 2018
thesicilian:
None of these things qualify him for the Ballon D'Or.


But he has been so awarded, so go to court!

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Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Deeypeey(m): 1:21pm On Dec 04, 2018
nurez305:
Overrated player.... Lionel messi is still the GOAT
We ll kill him/it for christmas niyen
CR7 all the way
Re: Luka Modrić: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ballon D’or Winner by Deeypeey(m): 1:22pm On Dec 04, 2018
FIFA Ballon d'Or 2010- 8 years on...
The 2018 Ballon d'or held in Paris, France last night saw Luka Modric go home with the much coveted prestigious award. The Croatian international ending the 10 years duopoly of the award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi(who both have won the award a staggering 5 times each) in a year that also saw him win the UEFA Champions League, silver medal at the FIFA World Cup™ and the inaugural FIFA The Best Men Player of the year award. A long-awaited break in the seemingly unending long streak of Ronaldo-Messi yearly shows for some football fans. Over the past 10 years, quite a few players have come close to been tipped as a possible a winner, notable names include Neymar Jnr, Ribery, Iniesta, Xavi e.t.c, but non comes so readily to mind like Wesley Sneijder's in 2010. The Dutchman enjoyed an almost flawless record-breaking season winning every major club competitions he played in (Treble with Internazionale along with the FIFA Club World Cup later that year; the greatest season in the club's history), his only disappointment being a last-gasp FIFA World Cup™ final loss to Spain. Not unlike what Luka Modric's season looks like, if not better arguably, Sneijder won both Bronze Boot and Silver Ball at the World Cup, UEFA midfielder of the year, Top assist-provider in the UCL and an appearance in both the Team of the World Cup and UEFA Team of the year. It was only expected for fans and pundits across the world to tip the then 26 year old playmaker who was having the form of his life for Ballon d'Or success.
However, it came as some sort of a rude shock to fans especially, when the FIFA Ballon d'Or top 3 nominees were named and Sneijder's name was nowhere to be found. The Award eventually going to Lionel Messi( his 2nd consecutive one at the time) under rather controversial circumstances, with fellow Barcelona teammates Xavi and Iniesta bringing up the rear.
Yesternight's awards has once again sparked the old debate about why Wesley Sneijder was denied Ballon d'Or success in 2010 most especially now Luka Modric has won under the exact same circumstances. Can we safely assume FIFA(partners at the time) was prejudiced and played huge political sentiments in their choices then? Was Luka Modric really the right man for the award last night or should it have gone to Cristiano Ronaldo; a former teammate whose decisive goals categorically helped Real Madrid to their 3rd straight UCL title? Which was the correct choice; LM10 2010 or LM10 2018? Does Wesley Sneijder and co. deserve an apology/compensation from FIFA and The French Football Magazine? Was Luka Modric's choice of a winner is of reason none other than to stop the duopoly of Leo Messi and CR7?
Questions we want answers to as football enthusiasts. But alas! We can only wonder.
*Adedola-VDP™* ©©

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