5) Luka Modric (Croatia and Real Madrid)
Resembling Xavi in style, the former Tottenham man is a magician of football, when playing at his best and has been one of the driving causes of Real Madrid’s triumph of the La Decima- their tenth Champions League title in 2013-14. Injuries have undermined the Croatian during his time at the Bernabeu and Real miss him when he isn’t there. This was evident in their last season in which they went trophyless. Modric may not have a big number in his goals scored section, but, compensates for that with his genius tempo-setting performances, that make him such a prized commodity in world of soccer and thus deserves the fifth spot in our list.