Modric wins fifth consecutive Croatian player of the year award

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The Real Madrid midfielder maintained his stranglehold on his country's top individual prize thanks to a stellar club campaign

Luka Modric has claimed the Croatian player of the year award for a fifth consecutive time.

The 31-year-old enjoyed extensive club success with Real Madrid this year, with the midfielder being an integral part of the La Liga and Champions League winning side.

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That success propelled Modric above the likes of Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic to claim the domestic honour, his fifth in a row.

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Modric and Croatia are currently preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Iceland on Sunday. The Croatians lead Group I with 13 points after five games, with Iceland three points behind.

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