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Ivan Rakitić
Ivan Rakitić
Personal information
Full name Ivan Rakitić
Date of birth 10 March 1988 (1988-03-10) (age 32)
Place of birth    Möhlin, Switzerland Switzerland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of Spain Sevilla
Number TBA
Youth clubs
1992–1995
1995–2005
Switzerland FC Möhlin-Riburg
Switzerland FC Basel
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2005–2007
2007–2011
2011–2014
2014–2020
2020–
Switzerland FC Basel
Germany Schalke 04
Flag of Spain Sevilla
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Flag of Spain Sevilla
034 0(11)
097 0(12)
117 0(27)
200 0(25)
0000(0)   
National team
2006–2007
2009
2007–
Switzerland Switzerland U21
Croatia Croatia U21
Croatia Croatia
0000(1)
0000(2)
106 0(15)

Ivan Rakitić (born 10 March 1988) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a central or attacking midfielder for Spanish club Sevilla and is also the vice-captain of the Croatia national team.

Rakitić started his professional career at Basel and spent two seasons with them before he was signed by Schalke 04. After spending three-and-a-half seasons in the Bundesliga, he was signed by Sevilla in January 2011. Two years later, Rakitić was confirmed as the club captain and captained the team to UEFA Europa League triumph. In June 2014, Barcelona and Sevilla reached an agreement on the transfer of Rakitić. In his first season with Barça, he won the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League. He scored the first goal of the 2015 Champions League Final and became the first player ever to win the Champions League a year after winning the Europa League while playing for two clubs. After appearing in more than 300 games and winning ten more trophies with Barcelona, Rakitić returned to Sevilla in 2020.

At the international level, Rakitić plays for the Croatia national team. Although naturally a product of Switzerland's youth level, Rakitić pledged his international career to his parents' country of Croatia instead. He made his debut for Croatia in 2007 and has since represented the country at UEFA Euro 2008, UEFA Euro 2012, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning a runners-up medal in the latter tournament, and earning over 100 caps.

Honours

Basel

Sevilla

Barcelona

Croatia

Individual

External links

Sevilla FC
Sevilla FC squad - 2020–21

1. Barbosa 2. Trémoulinas 3. Navarro 4. Krychowiak 5. Figueiras 6. Carriço 7. Gameiro 8. Cristóforo 9. Bacca 10. Reyes 12. Iborra 13. Beto 14. Aspas 15. Kolodziejczak 17. D. Suárez 18. Deulofeu 19. Banega 20. Vitolo 21. Pareja 22. A. Vidal 23. Coke 24. Arribas 25. Mbia 29. Rico

Croatia football federation
Croatia Croatia
Croatia football federation
Croatia football federation
Croatia – UEFA Euro 2016 – Round of 16

1. Vargić 2. Vrsaljko 3. Strinić 4. Perišić 5. Ćorluka 6. Jedvaj 7. Rakitić 8. Kovačić 9. Kramarić 10. Modrić 11. Srna 12. L. Kalinić 13. Schildenfeld 14. Brozović 15. Ćorić 16. N. Kalinić 17. Mandžukić 18. Rog 19. Badelj 20. Pjaca 21. Vida 22. Čop 23. Subašić

Croatia football federation
Croatia – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Runners up

1. Livaković 2. Vrsaljko 3. Strinić 4. Perišić 5. Ćorluka 6. Lovren 7. Rakitić 8. Kovačić 9. Kramarić 10. Modrić (c) 11. Brozović 12. L. Kalinić 13. Jedvaj 14. Bradarić 15. Ćaleta-Car 16. N. Kalinić 17. Mandžukić 18. Rebić 19. Badelj 20. Pjaca 21. Vida 22. Pivarić 23. Subašić

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