Ivan Rakitic Biography


Ivan Rakitic

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Birth Name: Ivan Rakitic
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Switzerland
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   29 Years
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Rakitic's full name is Ivan Rakitic. He is a professional football player from Croatia. As a football player, he plays as a center and attacking midfielder. He is from a middle class family born in Möhlin, Switzerland to parents from Croatia. Of his parents, Luka is his father, whereas his mother's name is unknown. He is of Bosnian Croats origin. He spent most of his childhood days in Switzerland as Croatia was mingled in war. He received his formal education form a high school in Switzerland.

Ivan Rakitic is a married man. He is married to Raquel Mauri. They got married in April 2013. Actually, they were having love affairs before their marriage and they dated each other for more than a year. They also have one daughter together, whose name is Althea.She was born after they were married for just three months. He is not involved in any kind of love affairs and he is happy to be the loving spouse of his girlfriend and his wife, Raquel Mauri.

Like Ivan Rakitic, his father and his brother were also fond of football and they were also football players.When he was sixteen, he received an offer to play from a big European club; however, his parents denied that request and insisted him to play from the local club. And it was actually a great decision, as now he is playing from FC Barcelona. He made his first senior team appearance from FC Basel in 2005. He is earning a huge salary being a professional football player and in 2014 it was claimed that his earning for was estimated to be of a net worth of 8 million EUR.  

 

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Born in Möhlin, Switzerland

1988 10th of March

He is from a middle class family, born in Möhlin, Switzerland to parents from Croatia. Of his parents, father's name is Luka and his mother's name is unknown. They are of Bosnian Croat origin. He spent most of his childhood days in Switzerland as Croatia was mingled in war.

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Joined FC Möhlin-Riburg

1992

Like Ivan Rakitic, his father and his brother were also fond of football and they were also football players. They were his real inspiration for football. He began playing football games since his school days. At first, he played from FC Möhlin-Riburg as a youth player.

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Joined FC Basel

1995

He made his youth club appearance from FC Möhlin-Riburg. Actually, he really had a successful career there. Then in 1995 after playing there for three years, he joined FC Basel. He also played there as a youth player and after playing there for a decade he made his senior team appearance.

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Joined Schalke 04

2007

He also played from bundesliga giant, Schalke 04. Actually, he joined them in 2007 in a 4 and half year contract. His weekly wages there is unknown but it is expected to be high. There he made his 97 appearances and also scored 12 goals.

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Made his international debut

2007 8th of September

He actually made his senior team debut in 2005 from FC Basel. It took two years for him to be included in the international team of Croatia. He made his debut against Estonia. Since then he has appeared in Euro 2008, Euro 2012 and World Cup 2014 from Croatian national team.

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Began dating Raquel Mauri

2011

Ivan Rakitic also had a romantic relationship with Raquel Mauri. Actually, they began dating each other from the start of 2011 and they continued it till 2013 when they decided to tie the knot. They revealed that they were engaged at the beginning of 2013.

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Joined Sevilla

2011 28th of January

He also played from Spanish la liga side Sevilla. He joined them in 2011 on a four-and-half-year contract. He remained there for three season scoring twenty seven goals from his 117 appearances. However, in the first season he was injured badly.

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Married to Raquel Mauri

2013 of April

Ivan Rakitic is a married man. He is married to Raquel Mauri. They got married in April 2013. Actually, they were having love affairs before their marriage and they dated each other for more than a year. They also have one daughter together, whose name is Althea. 

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Became father of his first child

2013 of July

Actually he became the father of his first daughter in July, 2013, only after three months they got married. It seems like she was born from their love relationship before their married life. He is about to be father of his second child.

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Won La Liga

2014

His first spell at FC Barcelona was a successful year. There he won every major tournament winning treble in his first season. He joined FC Barcelona at the start of 2014-2015 champions and he actually had a good start and he became the champion of Spain.

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Joined Barcelona

2014 26th of June

After having a successful spell in Spanish side Sevilla, he in 2014 joined Spanish and European giant FC Barcelona. He joined them on a five year contract. His starting days there was difficult, however, at the end of that session he claimed everything from Barcelona.

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Won UEFA Champions League

2015

He played crucial role to lead the Barcelona to claim the UEFA Champions League in 2015 against Football Club Juventus. Actually, he was the opening scorer of the match. They won this match 3-1 and became the champion of Europe too.

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Won UEFA Super Cup

2015

He also won UEFA Super Cup for FC Barcelona in 2015. Actually it was hard for them to win this match as it was 4-4 during the injury time and their winger came from bench and lead Barcelona to glory. At first they lead this match by 4-1.

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