Luka Modrić is New Face of 10 kuna Postage Stamp

Daniela Rogulj

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The captain of the Croatia national football team, Luka Modrić, who was also named the best footballer in the world last year, will be honored yet again – and this time, with a postage stamp. Namely, Croatian Post has announced that a new stamp will be launched at the commemorative event “Croatian Sport – Luka Modrić” on Monday, March 25th, reports HRT on March 22, 2019. 

“The most prominent captain of the Croatia football team, with his efforts and dedication, besides numerous prestigious professional awards, deserved this rare acknowledgment. The stamps issued in Luka’s in honor will be printed in 300,000 copies, and the nominal value of the stamp is 10 kuna,” reads the official statement from the Croatian Post, who added that Zagreb designer Alenka Lalić adapted the photo of Drago Sopta’s for this release.

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Modrić will be the first sportsperson to be featured on a Croatian postage stamp since Ivica Kostelić in 2007, though you may recall the Croatia national team showcased in 2018 after their World Cup success. 

Recall, Luka Modrić had an absolutely phenomenal 2018. Not only did he win the Champions League with Real Madrid for the third consecutive year, but he led Croatia to the World Cup final, where he was also awarded the Golden Ball of the tournament. Following Russia, Luka was named the best footballer in Europe by UEFA, the world by FIFA, and was even named the world’s best athlete by the AIPS! After winning all the prestigious individual awards for his performance in 2018, Luka Modrić was also nominated for the famed Laureus award. 

There will be nine Luka Modrić stamped issued in each package, and the Croatian Post has also published this as a First Day Cover, which gives it even more significance and value to stamp collectors. 

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