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Modric gets awesome dressing room tribute after reaching 200 Madrid appearances

7:58 PM GMT+4 13/03/2017
Luka Modric Real Madrid 2017
The Croatian midfielder posed with the rest of the squad for a photo, with the former Tottenham star holding a commemorative '200' shirt aloft

Luka Modric has received a special tribute from his Real Madrid team-mates as the squad posed for a photo to commemorate his 200 appearances for the club.

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The Croatia international midfielder played the full 90 minutes as Madrid defeated Real Betis 2-1 to move two points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table in Spain.

The 31-year-old reached the 200-match milestone in his fifth season at the Santiago Bernabeu, having joined from Tottenham for an estimated £30 million in August 2012.

The midfielder has gone on to win two Champions League titles, while he has also tasted success in the Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey.

A league title in Spain has proved elusive for Modric, however, with Madrid having last won the league title back in the 2011-12 campaign.

Zinedine Zidane's side will be confident of breaking that five-year duck this season however, with Madrid having a game in hand over their rivals with 12 matches in total left to play.

Speaking to the club's official website after being presented with his commemorative '200' shirt, Modric said: "I'm very happy and proud to be part of this great club.

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"It means a lot to me. I hope I can play 200 more games, win lots of titles and give our fans a lot of joy. 

"I believe that I've improved a lot as a player and a person, because being surrounded by great players on a daily basis helps your development out on the pitch. 

"I'm pleased, and now I have to keep giving my all for Real Madrid."