Luka Modric, who earns a minimum of 4.5 million euro per season, is the highest paid Croatian sportsmen this year. Behind the Real Madrid star comes three players in the 4 million euro zone, Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow) and Darijo Srna (Donetsk). A tier under those players then comes Eduardo da Silva (Donetsk), Niko Kranjcar (Dynamo Kiev) and Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg).
There is a massive differential between the highest paid Croatian footballer and the highest paid Croatians in other top sports, reports Jutarnji list.
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – 4.5 million euros
Zoran Planinic (Himki) – 1.8 million euros
Marin Cilic – 1.2 million euros
Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic – 1.2 million euros
Ivica Kostelic – 750,000 euros
Domagoj Duvnjak (HSV) – 220,000 euros
Sandro Sukno (Primorje – 150,000 euros
Sandra Perkovic – 95,000 euros
Borna Rendulic – 30,000 euros