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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.

©2020 Luka Modrić and Robert Matteoni (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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  • Dude6230
  • 30-09-2020

Thoroughly Entertaining

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It was easy to listen to. The narrator was brilliant. He was really engaging. It was really interesting. The story begins on the world cup stage and then takes you back to where it all began. As a football fan, I found the stories of his time in England, Spain and particularly Croatia fascinating. Great insight to the life of a footballer. What I loved about the biography was that it wasn't all just about football. For example, Luka spoke many times about his family. One of my favourite parts of the book is how he met his wonderful wife. It was very funny and endearing. I was surprised to hear him talk about the impact of the virus. Very interesting! So all in all. A very satisfying book. Loved every second of it. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Especially football fans, sports fans or those seeking inspiration. It's a truly beautiful story. Thank you Luka Modric.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-2020

A great book about a modern great

The book was excellent. It was well written and the narrator was also very good. Modric went in to depth about his family and personal life, allowing you to see glimmers of him off the pitch. To take this to 5 stars, i wanted a bit more humour. It was wuite repetitive about croatia, what they could, should and would have done 'if'... Id recommend the book regardless and this is a must read for any tottenham or madrid fan

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