Real Madrid: Ranking the five best players of the 2020-2021 season

Real Madrid, Casemiro (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Luka Modric
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

3. Luka Modric

Luka Modric has just renewed his contract with the Royal White club with his hashtag- #Modric2022- trending all over the footballing community online. As such, there’s no doubt to the fact that this was expected of the club, to provide every bit of support the Croatian wizard needs. He fought until the final whistle of the season and found a winning goal to reduce the deficit to two points, a result we could hold our heads high, too.

Apart from the last-game fireworks, Luka Modric has been imminent in midfield playing a pivotal role in the season. Age is just another number and Lukita proves it, season after season. The 35-year old registered a whopping 48 appearances for Real Madrid this season, 35 of which were in the league.

He was involved in 12 goal contributions divided equally between goals and assists. He scored five times in La Liga and once in the Champions League while he assisted thrice in both competitions, per WhoScored. Better known for his creativity, he remained a creative influence on the pitch throughout the season.

Defensively too, Lukita was impressive, averaging a tackle and an interception in every match he played in the White shirt. He especially did a brilliant job on covering for the COVID-struck Toni Kroos in the last few games of the season where he was seen particularly attempting Kroosesque long balls successfully.

It all comes down to another year of absolute midfield magic to look forward to from the Croatian Wizard.