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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: 07/12/2016 02:20 CET
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0MaltaMalta9000
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia8000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9001
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia9001
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia5-1NorwayNorway7501
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-1ItalyItaly9001
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0CroatiaCroatia7200
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia3-0BulgariaBulgaria9010
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMaltaMalta0-1CroatiaCroatia7700
12.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageTurkeyTurkey0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
17.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-2CroatiaCroatia9010
21.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia2-1SpainSpain9000
25.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16CroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal11000
20.08.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona6-2BetisBetis9000
28.08.2016Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic0-1BarcelonaBarcelona9010
05.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-1TurkeyTurkey6410
10.09.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-2AlavésAlavés9000
13.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona7-0CelticCeltic4500
17.09.2016Spanish LigaLeganésLeganés1-5BarcelonaBarcelona5700
21.09.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-1AtléticoAtlético9010
28.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-2BarcelonaBarcelona6000
15.10.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona4-0DeportivoDeportivo9000
19.10.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona4-0Man. CityMan. City9500
22.10.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3BarcelonaBarcelona7601
29.10.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-0GranadaGranada9000
01.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMan. CityMan. City3-1BarcelonaBarcelona6100
06.11.2016Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla1-2BarcelonaBarcelona7300
12.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland8501
19.11.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona0-0MálagaMálaga1300
23.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageCelticCeltic0-2BarcelonaBarcelona9000
27.11.2016Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad1-1BarcelonaBarcelona4500
03.12.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-1Real MadridReal Madrid6000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Ivan Rakitić
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/03/1988 (28)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Barcelona ( ESP)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • 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
Croatia323
Croatia U-2142
Switzerland U-1993
Switzerland U-1797
Total5415

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Barcelona274
Schalke140
Total414
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Barcelona10
Total10
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Sevilla203
Schalke51
Basel100
Total354
Last updated: 24/11/2016 01:05 CET