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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: 22/12/2014 03:12 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-0FYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia4600
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFYR MacedoniaFYR Macedonia1-2CroatiaCroatia9011
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
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia7600
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia1-2BelgiumBelgium7600
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland9000
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
24.08.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona3-0ElcheElche9000
31.08.2014Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal0-1BarcelonaBarcelona9000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0MaltaMalta9000
13.09.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-0AthleticAthletic9000
21.09.2014Spanish LigaLevanteLevante0-5BarcelonaBarcelona9010
24.09.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-0BarcelonaBarcelona9000
27.09.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona6-0GranadaGranada5810
30.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageParisParis3-2BarcelonaBarcelona6900
04.10.2014Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-2BarcelonaBarcelona2100
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia8000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan9001
21.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona3-1AjaxAjax9000
25.10.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1BarcelonaBarcelona3000
01.11.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona0-1CeltaCelta9000
05.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAjaxAjax0-2BarcelonaBarcelona8000
08.11.2014Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería1-2BarcelonaBarcelona9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia9001
22.11.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona5-1SevillaSevilla9010
25.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageAPOELAPOEL0-4BarcelonaBarcelona6200
30.11.2014Spanish LigaValenciaValencia0-1BarcelonaBarcelona2100
03.12.2014Spanish CupRound of 32SD HuescaSD Huesca0-4BarcelonaBarcelona6410
07.12.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona5-1EspanyolEspanyol6501
10.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBarcelonaBarcelona3-1ParisParis2200
13.12.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-0BarcelonaBarcelona6600
20.12.2014Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona5-0CórdobaCórdoba6501

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 (26)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Barcelona ( ESP)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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
Croatia221
Croatia U-2142
Switzerland U-1993
Switzerland U-1797
Total4413

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Barcelona50
Schalke140
Total190
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Schalke51
Basel100
Sevilla203
Total354
Last updated: 11/12/2014 01:14 CET
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