Luka Modrić, Golden Ball Award and top non diving player

2018-08-20

We celebrate Luka Modrić’s award as the best player in the 2018 World Cup, not only because of his skills, drive and leadership but also because he was the non-diving player who played the most minutes. As such, he served as a perfect example of a high quality, successful player who also embraced the values of honour and honesty.

Thanks Luka for being an example of excellence!

Updated Sept 25th, 2018

After receiving the Golden Ball at the World Cup, Luka Modrić went on to win UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and the Best FIFA Men’s Player. We celebrate you even more!

Updated Aug 15th, 2019

After tracking diving behavior in the 2019 Women's World Cup we saw Luka Modrić being the player who played the most minutes in either World Cups without diving.

Header photo by Светлана Бекетова

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