Modric extends Real Madrid contract until 2022

Madrid, May 25 (EFE).- Luka Modric has extended his contract with Real Madrid by one year until the end of next season, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old Croatian midfielder signed the contract extension at Real’s Valdebebas training complex alongside the club president Florentino Pérez, who handed him a shirt with his name and the number 2022 on the back.

By the end of the new contract, the Zadar-born would have spent a decade with the Spanish powerhouse that he joined in 2012 from Tottenham Hotspur.

His time in the Spanish capital has seen him become a cornerstone of the club and one of the most lauded players in the world, winning the Ballon d’Or in 2018, when he led his national team to be FIFA World Cup final, where they lost to France.

During his nine seasons with Real Madrid, he has won two LaLiga titles, one Copa del Rey, three Spanish Super Cups, four Champions Leagues, three Europe Super Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups.

He has made the FIFA FIFPRO World XI five times, was part of the Champions League Best XI four times and UEFA’s team of the year three times.

Since making his debut in the 2012 Spanish Super Cup, Modric has played 391 matches and scored 28 goals, including six this season.

“Happy and proud to continue wearing the jersey of the best team in the world,” he said on social media. EFE


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