Ivan Rakitić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a central or attacking midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona and is also the vice-captain for 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. At the international level, Rakitić plays for the Croatia national team.
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About Ivan Rakitic
Croatian midfielder who served as captain of Seville FC from 2013 to 2014, then joined FC Barcelona. He played for Schalke from 2007 to 2011 and became a member of the Croatian national team in 2007.
He made his professional debut with FC Basel in 2005.
He was born in Mohlin, Switzerland and raised by Croatian parents. His decision to represent Croatia in international competition instead of Switzerland sparked controversy.
He married Raquel Mauri in April 2013 and became a father with the birth of his daughter Althea in July 2013. His second daughter Adara was born in 2016.
He joined Darijo Srna on the Croatian national team in 2007.
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- UEFA Euro 2008 players
- UEFA Euro 2012 players
- FC Schalke 04 players
- Sevilla FC players
- FC Basel players
- FC Barcelona players
- UEFA Euro 2016 players