|Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images|
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.
Ractic started his career from afar cup to play for a baseball. After he showed his appearance in the swiss super league in Basel. In the second season of league he establishes himself and score 11 goals in 33 super leagues. After 2006-7 super league, he was named best player and awarded swiss goal of the year.
As an impressive teenager, Ivan Ractic were signed by 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 scored a top goal at VfL Bochum, by which Schalke finished at least third in the league table and 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 on January 2011 and give his debut against Malaga. color:blackHe scored his first goal for Sevilla against Hércules.
Rakitić signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with La Liga club Sevilla for a transfer fee of €2.5 million on January 2011 and give his debut against Malaga. He scored his first goal for Sevilla against 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 for Barcelona in laliga, he played 36 matches, his goal only one goal and assist just 3 goals. In CI, he played 9 matches, score nothing, and assist 1 goal only. In COPA, played 2 matches, score of and assist 1 goal.
During his presentation at Sevilla, ex-Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic was asked whether Arturo Vidal played more than him last season because he was friends with Leo 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.