|Ivan Perišić Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1¼ in|
|Date of Birth||February 2, 1989|
Ivan Perišić is a Croatian professional footballer who is best known for his career as a winger for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Croatia national team. He has also played for teams like Sochaux II, Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg, Inter Milan, and Bayern Munich in the past. During the course of his career, Ivan has won several tournaments such as Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Champions League, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, and has been the recipient of honors like Belgian Pro League‘s “Top Goalscorer” and “Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year”. He was a vital member of the Croatian squads that finished as the runner-up and in 3rd place, respectively, in the 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup. In the 2018 edition of the tournament, he scored 3 goals overall which included the equalizing goal in Croatia’s 2-1 win over England in the semi-final. He had also scored Croatia’s first goal in their 2-4 defeat against France in the final.
Perišić, the new Asanovic
Split, SFR Yugoslavia
Professional Soccer Player
- Father – Ante Perišić
- Mother – Tihana Perišić
- Siblings – Anita Perišić (Sister)
Perišić is signed with StarFactory Football Management S.A.
Winger (Can play as Second Striker or Attacking Midfielder)
6 ft 1¼ in or 186 cm
81 kg or 179 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ivan Perišić is married to Josipa Perišić. Together, they have one son Leonardo Perišić and a daughter Manuela Perišić.
Race / Ethnicity
- Often changes hairstyles
- Blue eyes
Perišić has appeared in a TV advert for KK Cedevita.
Best Known For
Winning the 2011-2012 Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal trophies with Borussia Dortmund.
First Soccer Match
Perišić debuted for Borussia Dortmund on August 5, 2011 in a 3-1 success over Hamburger SV.
On January 19, 2013, Perišić had his debut for VfL Wolfsburg in a match against VfB Stuttgart.
Ivan first played for FC Inter Milan on September 13, 2015 in a derby match against FC Milan.
On March 26, 2011, Perišić played his first match for the senior Croatian national team against Georgia.
- Aerial duels
- Playmaking skills
- Ball Control
First TV Show
Other than soccer matches itself, Perišić first appeared in the TV series sports documentary Das aktuelle Sportstudio in 2012 as Himself.
Ivan Perišić Facts
- He began his soccer career in his well-known hometown club Hajduk Split.
- Ivan became of interest for many clubs at the age of 17 and was offered contracts by Anderlecht, Ajax, PSV, Trabzonspor, Hamburger SV, and Hertha BSC. However, Perišić decided to sign for the French team FC Sochaux.
- From 2007 until January 2009, Perišić played for the second team of FC Sochaux.
- In 2009, Perišić was sent on a loan to the Belgian First Division team Roeselare.
- On August 26, 2009, Ivan penned a three-year deal with Club Brugge worth €250,000.
- On May 23, 2011, Ivan switched to Borussia Dortmund. He signed a five-year contract for a price of €5 million.
- Perišić moved to VfL Wolfsburg on January 6, 2013. He agreed on a transfer worth €8 million.
- On August 30, 2015, Ivan was transferred to FC Inter Milan and penned a five-year deal for a price of €16 million.
- He competed for Croatian national U-17, U-19, and U-21 squads.
- For the 2010-2011 season, Perišić won the Belgian First Division Top Scorer as a member of Club Brugge.
- He was selected for the Belgian Footballer of the Year in 2011.
- He won the DFL-Supercup with VfL Wolfsburg in 2015.
- In the pre-quarterfinal stage of the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup, against Japan, he scored the equalizing goal to level the match at 1 goal apiece. The scoreline stayed at 1-1 until the end of extra time after which Croatia beat Japan by a 3-1 margin in the penalty shootout.
- Croatia then defeated 5-time champions Brazil in the quarter-final. This match was also tied at 1 goal apiece at the end of extra time after which Croatia went on to win the penalty shootout by a 4-2 margin. The win meant that Croatia had reached the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup for the 3rd time – after a 3rd-place finish in 1998 and a runner-up finish in 2018.