Football Player

Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic- Biography

Ivan Rakitic is a Croatian professional footballer. He has the ability to play as a central midfielder or an attacking midfielder. He began his professional career with FC Basel in 2005 and has subsequently played for Schalke 04, Sevilla, and Barcelona. After six seasons with Barcelona, Rakitic returned to his former club Sevilla in 2020.

What is the Net Worth of Ivan Rakitic? Salary, Earnings

As a professional football player, he makes a living. The majority of his money comes from contracts, salaries, endorsements, and bonuses. His annual pay in Barcelona was over $12 million. As of 2022, Ivan Rakitic’s net worth is expected to be approximately $30 million.

Ivan Rakitic- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Ivan Rakitic was born in Rheinfelden on March 10, 1988. He was born to Croatian parents in Switzerland. As a result, he began his career as a young footballer for Switzerland before deciding to play senior international football for Croatia. He is of Croatian descent. Ivan Rakitic was born in Switzerland and is a Swiss citizen. He is a dual citizen. Kata Rakitic, his mother, and Luka Rakitic, his father, gave birth to him. His two siblings are Nikol and Dejan. He is of Caucasian ethnicity and follows the Christian faith. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He also speaks Croatian, German, Spanish, English, French, and Italian.

Quick Facts

Real Name Ivan Rakitic
Nick Name  Ivan
Famous As Football Player
Age 34 years old
Birthday March 10, 1988
Birthplace Switzerland
Birth Sign Pisces
Nationality Croatian
Ethnicity White
Height approx. 1.84 m
Weight approx. 78 Kg
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Blonde
WIfe Raquel Mauri
Net Worth approx. $12 million

Ivan Rakitic- Relationship, Married Life

Raquel Mauri is his wife. On Rakitic’s first night in Seville in 2010, the couple met in a hotel bar. She worked as a waitress there. They started dating in 2011. They tied the knot in April of 2013. Their first child, Althea, was born in July 2013. Adara, his second daughter, was born in May of this year.

Ivan Rakitic- Professional Career

Ivan Rakitic began playing football when he was 14 years old. Rakitic played for FC Basel for the first 12 years of his career before joining Schalke in 2007. After playing for the Germans, the Croatians relocated to Sevilla in 2011. He was packed his bags for Barcelona, the club for which he is currently playing, three successful years later.

On September 8, 2007, he made his international debut for Croatia against Estonia. He has since gained over a hundred international caps and was an important member of Croatia’s squad that went to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final.

Position and Playing Style

Rakitic is a Barcelona central midfielder from Croatia. He is a high-energy midfielder who can play box-to-box. Rakitic is also an excellent passer who seldom gives the ball away. While his manner does not urge the mass of people to sit up and take notice, his effectiveness is unparalleled.

International Career of Ivan Rakitic

  • Ivan Rakitic began his football career as a member of various Swiss teams at different ages.
  • He was a part of the Swiss national teams at the U17, U19, and U21 levels.
  • Later, he made the decision to represent Croatia at the senior level.
  • He made his full international debut against Estonia in a UEFA Euro 2008 qualification on September 8, 2007.
  • He scored his first senior international goal against Andorra on September 12, 2007.
  • Later in his career, he represented Croatia in Euro 2008, Euro 2012, the World Cup in 2014, Euro 2016, and the World Cup in 2018.
  • He was an important contributor to Croatia’s second-place performance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. France won the World Cup after defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final.
  • He was a member of Croatia’s squad for the inaugural season of the UEFA Nations League in 2018-19.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color

He stands at a height of 1.84 m tall, or 6 feet and half inches. Rakitic is 172 pounds (78 kg) weight. He has a muscular build. He has a heterosexual sexual orientation. His eyes are green, and he has blonde hair.

Facts

  • In support of his brother Dejan, he got the word “Dejan” tattooed on his right arm.
  • His family pushed him hard to pursue an athletic career.
  • FC Basel was his first club.
  • Schalke 04 was his second club.
  • He was the first player in UEFA Europa League history to captain a club to victory while simultaneously being chosen man of the match.
  • He speaks Croatian, German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
  • Ivan has the ability to play as a central midfielder or an attacking midfielder.
  • He became the second Croatian (after Mario Mandzukic) to score in a Champions League final when he scored against Juventus in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final.

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