Luka Modric has been awarded the prize for Best Midfielder of LaLiga Santander 2015/16. The Croatian's fourth season in the Spanish capital was a resounding success, with the diminutive star netting twice and creating four goals.
The midfielder has racked up a great deal of experience in LaLiga and this is evident every time he steps onto the pitch. Over the course of the 32 league games he played last season (a total of 2,626 minutes), Modric demonstrated his fantastic playmaking skills, which really make Real Madrid tick. Los Merengues' number 19 is a true specialist at dictating the tempo of games and is also blessed with the knack of winning the ball back off the opposition. He did this 200 times last season, which was vital to the success of his side and shows the precise statistical value of his admirable defensive contributions.
Now a veteran at 31, Modric's potent combination of vision, goals and assists make him a match-winner. He has become a player who can change the course of a game, using his fantastic technical ability to dominate all facets of play.