RANKED: The 25 Greatest Soccer Players in the World


25. Luka Modrić

Age: 31
Nationality: Croatian
Team: Real Madrid
Position: Midfielder

Since his move to Real Madrid in 2012, Modrić has established himself as one of the best central midfielders in the world. Modrić is a gifted passer, and when he’s at his best, he takes Real Madrid to another level. His 91-percent pass completion rate was one of the highest in the world for a regular starter a season ago. He has won two Champions League title with Madrid and was named to the UEFA Team of the Year in 2016.