Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic

Quick Facts Of Ivan Rakitic

Celebrated Name Ivan Rakitic
Age 32 Years
Nick Name Rakitic
Birth Name Ivan Rakitic
Birth Date 1988-03-10
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Switzerland
Place Of Birth Möhlin, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss, Croation
Height 6 Feet
Weight 76 KG
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Blonde
Horoscope Pisces
Father Luka Rakitić
Mother Kata Rakitić
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White Swiss
Spouse Raquel Mauri
Net Worth $ 30 Million
Salary $ 9.02 Million
Position Midfilder
Shirt Number 4

One of the popular professional football Player is named as Ivan Rakitic who plays for Switzerland National Team. He is a well-known celebrity. He is famous for contribution to professional life. He is best at Midfielder position. Currently, he is playing in Barcelona. He had played for FC Basel, Sevilla. His Shirt number is 4. He had represented himself in Russia for the World Cup 2018 as a part of the Switzerland national team by showing his talent to all.

Best Known For:

  • Rakitic is best known for his football skills along with his vision on the football court.
  • Despite his natural position as a midfielder, many times, he has shown that he is a great scorer too.
  • Ivan will be definitely remembered for scoring the first goal of the 2015’s Champions League Final for FC Barcelona against Juventus.
  • At the end, the Catalonian team celebrated the victory with a final score 3:1.

Early Life of Ivan

Passionate and enthusiastic player, Ivan Rakitic was born on 10th March 1988. He was born and raised in Rheinfelden, the city of Switzerland. His nationality is Swiss. He was born to Kata Rakitic and Luka Rakitic. Nikol and Dejan are his siblings.

Body Features of Ivan

Talking about his body, his height is 1.84 m. His weight is of 78 Kg. He has a balanced body with good health.

Career of Ivan

  • Ivan started his Club career with Basel from the year 2005.
  • He played in this club from 2005 to 2007 and scored 11 goals in 34 appearances.
  • On 29th September 2005, he made his senior side debut against Siroki Brijeg during the UEFA Cup Match.
  • He helped the team to win the Swiss Cup 2006-07.
  • He then signed to the German club, Schalke O4 in the year 2007.
  • He spent four seasons with them before he went to play with Spanish club Sevilla in the year 2011.
  • He was also a member of the Sevilla team which won Europa League in 2013-14.
  • He then agreed to a five-year contract with club Barcelona on 16th June 2014.
  • Till now, he scored 13 goals in 84 appearances with his current team.
  • He has won two La Liga, three Copa Del Rey, and 1 Champions League with Barcelona.
  • Moreover, he has also won three more titles with the La Liga side.
  • He has also been included twice in the La Liga team of the season and also made once in the UEFA team of the season.
  • Ivan made his international debut for team Croatia in 2007 and has since been the part of the UEFA Euro 2008, UEFA Euro 2012, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2016.
  • Rakitic missed Croatia’s World Cup qualifying match against Turkey due to a leg injury. He was later criticized for his fake injury.
  • On 12 September 2017, he netted a goal against Juventus in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, as Barcelona defeated the last season's Italian champions 3–0 at home.

Affairs of Ivan

Rakitic is a married man. He is married to Raquel Mauri in April 2013. During their married, Raquel was pregnant with their daughter Althea who was born in July 2013. His second daughter Adara was born in May 2016. They seem to be very happy with each other. The couple makes public appearances together often. There is no any sign of Separation between them. They are living peacefully.

Net Worth of Ivan

The net worth of Ivan is estimated to have $30 million in 2018 with all of his properties and incomes. He is receiving an annual salary of $150 million from his present club. Rakitic's current transfer fee is known to be around $48.11 million dollars.

Did You Know?

  • He has a tattoo on his right arm supporting his brother Dejan with the word “Dejan.”
  • He was very encouraged by his family to pursue a sports career.
  • He plays as a central or attacking midfielder.
  • He was the first player to captain a team to victory in the UEFA Europa League Final and also pick up the man of the match award.
  • He became the second Croatian ever (after Mario Mandzukic) to score in a Champions League final when he scored a goal against Juventus in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final.
  • He speaks Croatian, German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian.