Ivan Rakitic Biography

Updated On Jul 15, 2018 Published On Sep 13, 2015
Facts of Ivan Rakitic
Date of Birth: 1988 , March-10
Birth Nation: Switzerland
Height: 6 Feet
Name Ivan Rakitic
Birth Name Rakete
Nick Name
Father Luka Rakitic
Mother Kata Rakitic
Nationality Croatian
Birth Place/City Mohlin
Profession Footballer
Working For Sevilla FC in La Liga
Salary 20,000,000 Euros
Weight in KG 76kg
Married Yes
Married to Raquel Mauri
Divorce No
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki
Sisters Nikol Rakitic
Siblings Nikol Rakitic,Dejan Rakitic
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Ivan Rakitic is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a central or attacking midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona and the Croatia national team. His partnership with his international Luka Modric is regarded as one best midfield duo in football today. Being one of the best midfielders he has won three league titles, a Champions League, and four Copa Del Ray.

Ivan Rakitic was born on 10 March 1988, in Rheinfelden, Switzerland, to a Croatian family of Sokci origin. He has a brother, Dejan and he has tattooed his brother's name on his right arm.

Rakitic began 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 with Schalke, he was further traded to Spanish Side Sevilla in 2011. After two years with the club, he was announced as the captain of the team in 2013, he the team to UEFA Europa League triumph.

Rakitic was further signed with Barcelona in 2014 and went on to win the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League in his first season with the club. His partnership with Lionel Messi and Neymar brought a lot for the Catalan club. He plays for the Croatia national team, making his debut for Croatia in 2007 and has since represented the country. Croatia is in the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and will face the talented French squad for the finals.

Talking about his personal life, currently 30, Ivan Rakitic is a married man. He got married to his loving partner, Raquel Mauri. The couple tied their knots in April 2013 in Seville after two years of dating. In July 2013, their daughter Althea was born just three months of their marriage. The couple welcomed their second daughter, Adara, in May 2016.

He is not involved in any kind of love affairs and he is happy to be the loving spouse of his wife, Raquel Mauri.

As of 2018, Ivan Rakitic has an estimated net worth of $30 million including all of his properties and earnings. Joining Barcelona since 2014, Rakitic is currently receiving an annual salary of $12 million from the club. 

 

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Born in Möhlin, Switzerland

March 10 , 1988

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.

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.

Married to Raquel Mauri

2013

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. 

Became father of his first child

2013

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joined Sevilla

January 28 , 2011

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.

Joined Barcelona

June 26 , 2014

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.

Made his international debut

September 8 , 2007

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.