Ivan Rakitić

  • Date of birth : 10/03/1988
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
 
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Ivan Rakitić

Ivan Rakitić

Clubs: FC Basel, FC Schalke 04, Sevilla FC, FC Barcelona

• Born to a Croatian family in Switzerland and schooled at Basel, he made his debut aged 17 in a UEFA Cup tie against NK Široki Brijeg. Enjoyed an outstanding 2006/07 season, scoring 11 top-flight goals for Basel, winning the Swiss Cup and being voted the best young player in the Swiss Super League.

• Joined Schalke in summer 2007, as a replacement for Brazilian playmaker Lincoln, for around €5m on a four-year contract and was handed the No10 shirt; scored on his Bundesliga debut against champions VfB Stuttgart (2-2) and also on target in a 1-1 draw with FC Bayern München a month later.

• Chose Croatia over Switzerland, for whom he played at Under-17 level, and made his debut against Estonia on 8 September 2007, scoring his first goal four days later against Andorra; started three of four matches at UEFA EURO 2008 and was the only player to appear in all ten of Croatia's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, scoring three goals.

• Scored six goals in eight Bundesliga games in the spring of 2010 to help Schalke finish second and qualify directly for the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League.

• Took to the Spanish Liga with aplomb after joining Sevilla in January 2011, scoring against, among others, Club Atlético de Madrid, Valencia CF and Villarreal CF before the season was out.

• Appeared in 18 of Sevilla's 19 matches during their triumphant 2013/14 UEFA Europa League campaign, playing all 120 minutes of the Turin final against SL Benfica. While at the World Cup in Brazil – where he did not miss a second of Croatia's three group fixtures – Barcelona announced the midfielder had joined them for a fee reported to be in the region of €20m.

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League: winner 2014

Last updated: 18/07/14 17.22CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-0FYROMFYROM4600
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYROMFYROM1-2CroatiaCroatia9011
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0WalesWales9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0SerbiaSerbia9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia0-1ScotlandScotland9000
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal5900
18.08.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla1-3AtléticoAtlético9000
25.08.2013Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-0SevillaSevilla9000
01.09.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-2MálagaMálaga9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia7600
14.09.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-2SevillaSevilla9011
22.09.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia3-1SevillaSevilla9000
25.09.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla4-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9020
28.09.2013Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad1-1SevillaSevilla9001
06.10.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-1AlmeríaAlmería9010
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium7600
27.10.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-1OsasunaOsasuna9010
30.10.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid7-3SevillaSevilla9020
02.11.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla0-1CeltaCelta9000
10.11.2013Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol1-3SevillaSevilla9001
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland9000
24.11.2013Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla4-0BetisBetis9002
01.12.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-2SevillaSevilla9000
21.12.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-2SevillaSevilla9001
05.01.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla3-0GetafeGetafe9010
11.01.2014Spanish LigaElcheElche1-1SevillaSevilla9000
19.01.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1SevillaSevilla9010
25.01.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-3LevanteLevante9010
01.02.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga3-2SevillaSevilla9001
16.02.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla0-0ValenciaValencia9000
23.02.2014Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-1SevillaSevilla9001
02.03.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla1-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-2CroatiaCroatia8800
09.03.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería1-3SevillaSevilla001
16.03.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla4-1ValladolidValladolid9010
26.03.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-1Real MadridReal Madrid9001
29.03.2014Spanish LigaCeltaCelta1-0SevillaSevilla9000
06.04.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla4-1EspanyolEspanyol2810
13.04.2014Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-2SevillaSevilla1600
20.04.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla4-0GranadaGranada7800
27.04.2014Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic3-1SevillaSevilla2500
04.05.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla0-0VillarrealVillarreal9000
18.05.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla3-1ElcheElche1700
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia2-1MaliMali7300
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia1-0AustraliaAustralia3100
12.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageBrazilBrazil3-1CroatiaCroatia9000
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon0-4CroatiaCroatia9000
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-3MexicoMexico9001

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General info

  • Name: Ivan Rakitić
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/03/1988 (26)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Sevilla ( ESP)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    29/09/05: Široki Brijeg 0-1 Basel
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    25/10/04: Switzerland 1-1 Northern Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Croatia181
Croatia U-2142
Switzerland U-1993
Switzerland U-1797
Total4013

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Schalke140
Total140
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Schalke51
Basel100
Sevilla203
Total354
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
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