Modric Becomes the Oldest Player to Play in La Liga for Real Madrid

Luka Modric, who became the oldest player to feature in a European Cup match for Real Madrid in Munich, has now surpassed Ferenc Puskás’ record in La Liga at the age of 38 years and 238 days.

Modric Becomes the Oldest Player to Play in La Liga for Real Madrid

Not unexpectedly, Real Madrid won La Liga before the last 4 rounds. In round 34 last night, Los Blancos won 3-0 against Cadiz, while Barcelona lost 2-4 to Girona.

The victory over Cadiz combined with Barcelona’s fall helped Real widen the gap with second team Girona to 13 points (Girona took second place from Barca after the Catalan derby). Thanks to that, coach Carlo Ancelotti and his team dethroned Blaugrana before the final 4 matches.

Thus, Real Madrid has won La Liga for the 36th time, the most in history, 9 times more than Barca – the team that has won the Gaur National Championship the second most times (27 times). On the day the home team increased its great achievements in La Liga, Modric went down in history as one of the three players who won the most titles on the Spanish Royal team.

According to statistics, including the 2023-24 La Liga championship, the Croatian player has won 25 big and small titles at Real, including 5 Champions League titles, 4 La Liga titles, 5 FIFA Club World Cups, 5 Western Super Cups. Spain, 2 King’s Cups and 4 European Super Cups.

If he wins the Champions League this season, Modric will surpass Karim Benzema and Marcelo to monopolize the position of Real Madrid’s most successful player.

In addition to the above feat, Modric also became the oldest player to play for Real in La Liga. Playing against Cadiz at the age of 38 years and 238 days, the Croatian international surpassed legendary Ferenc Puskas (38 years and 233 days) to become the oldest player to play for Los Blancos in a match in the Spanish National Championship.

On the day of overcoming Ferenc Puskas, Modric shined with 1 assist and 1 pre-assist pass. The older the ginger, the spicier it gets. The Croatian player still proves his class and value even though he is about to turn 39 (9/9).

According to Spanish media, instead of leaving this summer when his contract expires, Modric is considering staying at Real Madrid for another season.

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