Ivan Rakitic one of the most underrated player

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Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Sevilla and the Croatian National Team. Rakitic was born on 10th March, 1988 in Rheinfelden, Switzerland. However, he never played a senior international for the nation of his birth.

Racticstarted his career fromafarcup to play for abaseball. Afterhe showed hisappearanceinthe swiss super leagueinBasel. Inthe second seasonof league heestablisheshimself and score 11 goals in 33 super leagues. After2006-7 superleague, hewas named best player and awarded swiss goal of the year.

Asanimpressive teenager, Ivan Racticwere signedby German side Schalke for €5 million.Rakitić scored his first competitive goal for his new club in their 0–9 way.Rakitić discovered top form as he scoreda top goalat VfL Bochum,by which Schalke finished at least third inthe league tableand secured a place in the next Champions League.

Rakitić signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with La Liga club Sevilla for a transfer fee of €2.5 million onJanuary2011 and give his debut againstMalaga. color:blackHescored his first goal forSevillaagainst Hércules.

Rakitić signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with La Liga club Sevilla for a transfer fee of €2.5 million onJanuary2011 and give his debut againstMalaga. Hescored his first goal forSevillaagainst Hércules.Rakitić scored the first Champions League goal of his career in a 1–0 win against English champions Manchester City.

Rakitić scored the opening goal in a 3–1 win against Italian champions Juventus in the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final.This made Barcelona the first club in history to win the treble of domestic league, domestic cup and European Cup twice.In October, he was announced Croatian Footballer of the Year 2015.In December, he was named Croatian Sportsman of the Year 2015.

José Mourinho identified him as “one of the most underrated players in the world” after he scored only one goal against Real Madrid.

In 2018,before worldcup,PSG(Paris Saint-Germain) offered barcelona $90m for ractic but barcelona deny this offered.

In October 2019 the player stated: “I want to play, and not just enjoy walking around Barcelona and the sea. I talked to the people in the club, everyone knew about the other options I had, it was no secret.”

After Barcelona lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final,coach Ronald Koeman informed Rakitić that he was not part of upcoming games, alongside teammates Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal and Samuel Umtiti. Rakitić held the record for the European non-Spanish player with the most appearances in its history.

In his last season forBarcelonain laliga, he played 36 matches, hisgoal only one goal and assist just 3 goals. InCI, he played 9 matches,score nothing,and assist 1 goal only. InCOPA, played 2 matches,scoreofand assist 1 goal.

During his presentation atSevilla, ex-BarcelonamidfielderIvan Rakiticwas asked whetherArturo Vidalplayed more than him last season because he was friends withLeo Messi.

“I don’t know about that. I always wanted to be available for the coach and there were some decisions I didn’t understand, but I accepted them for the good of the group,” the Croat responded, as quoted by Diario Sport.”I can’t say we were best friends but Leo has always treated me well. Don’t talk to me about his exit. I’ve only learnt about this through the media.”

Rakitić signed for Sevilla on a four-year contract, returning to the club after six years for a nominal €1.5m fee on september 2020.

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