Ivan Rakitic Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Ivan Rakitić

Nick Name

Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Mohlin, Aargau, Switzerland

Nationality

Swiss

Education

Ivan finished primary school in Basel, Switzerland.

Occupation

Professional Football Player

Family

  • Father – Luka Rakitic (Former Footballer)
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Dejan Rakitic (Older Brother) (Former Footballer)

Manager

Rakitic is signed with SPORTFRONT GmbH.

Position

Midfielder (Can play attacking midfielder)

Shirt Number

4

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm

Weight

172 lbs or 78 kg

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ivan Rakitic dated –

  1. Tatjana Batinic (2009) – Rakitic was romantically linked with the Croatian model Tatjana Batinic in 2009. He also got engaged to her.
  2. Raquel Mauri (2011–Present) – In 2011, Ivan started dating Raquel Mauri. After two years of being in a relationship, the couple got married in April 2013 in Seville, Spain. Ivan and Raquel have one daughter, Althea (born, July 2013).
Ivan Rakitic and Raquel Mauri
Ivan Rakitic and Raquel Mauri

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Blonde and wavy hair
  • Playmaking skills
  • Vision and creativity with the ball
Ivan Rakitic in Brazil vs Croatia Group A Match in FIFA World Cup 2014
Ivan Rakitic in Brazil vs Croatia Group A Match in FIFA World Cup 2014

Brand Endorsements

Ivan hasn’t signed an endorsement contract yet.

Religion

Catholicism

Best Known For

Rakitic is best known for his football skills along with his vision on the football court. Despite his natural position as a midfielder, many times, he has shown that he is a great scorer too. Ivan will be definitely remembered for scoring the first goal of the 2015’s Champions League Final for FC Barcelona against Juventus. In the end, the Catalonian team celebrated the victory with a final score of 3-1.

First TV Show

Rakitic has appeared in the TV series 2008 UEFA European Football Championship as himself.

Ivan Rakitic Favorite Things

  • Perfume – Black XS Paco Rabanne
  • Meal – Catalan creme brulee, salmorejo
  • Music – Rakitic listens to David Bisbal songs
Sources – Gloria.hr, Weloba.com, Weloba.com
Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic playing the shot during a match
Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic playing the shot during a match

Ivan Rakitic Facts

  1. Ivan’s father Luka is from Sikirevci, a village and municipality in Brod-Posavina County, Croatia, while his mom is from Zepce, a town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  2. He has a tattoo on his right arm supporting his brother Dejan with the word “Dejan.”
  3. At a young age, he played in Switzerland in FC Möhlin-Riburg (1992 – 1995) and FC Basel (1995 – 2005).
  4. He was very encouraged by his family to pursue a sports career.
  5. Ivan was noticed by European scouts at the age of 16, but his family decided that it would be best for him if he plays in a smaller league and grow as a player. At that time, he was playing for FC Basel.
  6. Rakitic has won the Swiss Cup with FC Basel in the 2006-2007 season.
  7. He played for FC Schalke 04 from 2007 to 2011. He was signed in June 22, 2007, for €5 million.
  8. Ivan had his debut in the Swiss Super League on April 15 back in 2006, when FC Basel played against Neuchatel Xamax.
  9. He debuted for Schalke 04 in a game against Karlsruher SC on July 21, 2007.
  10. Ivan first appeared in a game for the Croatian National Team on September 8 in 2007 in a qualifier match for Euro 2008 that Croatia played against Estonia.
  11. Follow Rakitic on his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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