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Modric equals Suker with Croatian Footballer of the Year win

14:48 GMT 01/01/2018
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The midfielder has won his sixth award, meaning he will become an icon himself with another victory

Real Madrid star Luka Modric has been named Croatian Footballer of the Year for a record-equalling sixth time, pulling level with the great Davor Suker.

Modric will lead his nation at this year's World Cup, having skippered their play-off victory over Greece and scored the opening goal in their 4-1 first-leg win.

The playmaker remains a mainstay of Real Madrid's team, helping them to a LaLiga and Champions League double in 2017.

Modric was also named Player of the Tournament as Zinedine Zidane's side won the Club World Cup in December.

The 32-year-old has made 12 LaLiga appearances thus far this season, with Real fourth in the Spanish top-flight, 14 points behind leaders Barcelona.