- Luka Modric now Croatia’s most-capped player of all time
- Midfielder made his 135th international appearance against Cyprus
- He discusses that milestone in this exclusive interview
“There is no way of looking at this in which Luka [Modric] doesn’t deserve the title as the best [Croatian] in history.”
These words were spoken by Robert Prosinecki, himself considered by many as the country’s best player of all time, in summer 2018 after Croatia had finished as runners-up at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Just a few months later, Modric was crowned as The Best FIFA Men’s Player.
Two and a half years have passed since then, and the 35-year-old is still pulling the strings in midfield for the Vatreni, as captain and the team’s leader. Modric reached a new milestone on Saturday when he earned his 135th international cap in the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win against Cyprus to overtake Darijo Srna as his country’s record appearance holder.