Borna Barisic has sent a congratulations to his International Captain and teammate Luka Modric after the Real Madrid playmaker picked up the Ballon d’Or last night.

Luka Modric, 33, became the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or in over a decade. Kaka was the last in 2007.

The midfielder won his third consecutive Champions League in May and also helped Croatia to their first ever World Cup Final. Barisic sent him a congrats on his Instagram story.

It’s been a great year for Modric. He also picked up Best FIFA Football award for Best Male Player and the Golden Ball for being the best player at the World Cup.

It’s a decision that’s been met with controversy, but Borna Barisic is clearly proud of his international teammate.

Barisic playing with players like Luka Modric benefits Rangers

Having that standard of international teammate is huge for Borna Barisic. Developing his skills alongside such quality as Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic or Mario Mandzukic will help bring on his game.

He can be a big player for both club and country going forward.

With the other Croatian options at left back aging, Borna looks to be the emerging first choice at 26. He just needs to keep fit.

FARO, PORTUGAL – September 6: Croatia players pose for a team photo before the start of the International Friendly match between Portugal and Croatia at Estadio Algarve on September 6, 2018 in Faro, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Then he’ll be a mainstay in the dressing room with some of Europe’s top players.

And I’m sure he won’t be the only one connected with the club congratulating Luka Modric.

Rangers have a proud recent history of Croatian players.

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