The Croatian closes out 2018 having broken his assist record for Real Madrid.

The year 2018 has been the greatest in Luka Modric’s career. The Croatian ace has picked up the Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s The Best award and UEFA Men’s Player of the Year prize, as well as the Golden Ball at this summer’s World Cup. With Real Madrid, he’s got his hands on the Decimotercera and the Club World Cup. It’s been a record-breaking year, and not just in terms of titles.

Modric finishes 2018 with 9 assists, eclipsing the seven in managed in 2014, his best tally to date for Real Madrid. He’s set up seven goals in LaLiga, one more in the Champions League, before finishing off with another in the Club World Cup final. Having scored four times from his passes, Bale has benefitted most from the Croatian’s impressive figures, followed by Benzema (2).

It was a Modric assist which brought about Sergio Ramos’ goal in the recent Club World Cup final against Al Ain (4-1). It was an identical move to the final of the Décima in Lisbon against Atlético de Madrid (4-1), with precisely the same protagonists