Born in the year 1988 on 10th March, to father Luka Rakitic and mother Kata Rakitic, in Mohlin which is situated in Switzerland, Ivan Rakitic spent the better half of his early days in Switzerland. There are not many details available about his childhood days. He has two siblings, a brother named Dejan Rakitic and a sister named Nikol Rakitic. He belongs to the ethnicity, White Swiss.
There is no detail available about his education and the elementary school he attended is not known. The high school he enrolled in and the college he graduated from is also not disclosed. He wanted to pursue football professionally from a very young age owing to the fact that he got inspiration from his father as well as his brother who were also players of the same sport.
He started his professional career in 2005 when he decided to play for the Basel team. He played his first match in the UEFA Cup and after that, he also played in the Swiss Super League in 2006. He started his career on a very good note and was even honored with the best young player in 2006. In 2007 his talents led him to be selected by the team Schalke 04 and his first match with the team was with Karlsruher SC during the Premiere Ligapokal in the year 2007.
He led his team to come in the second position in this match and win the DFB-Pokal. In 2011, he became a part of the Sevilla club and he started with an average performance. In 2013, he was chosen to lead his team as their captain. He was awarded La Liga Player of the Month owing to his great performance on the field and his ability to score several goals. He even led his team to emerge victorious in the Europa League and was also honored with the Man of the Match award.
In the year 204, he was chosen by Barcelona and his first match was with the club named Nice. He form and playing were excellent during his initial days in Barcelona. He led his team to win the UEFA Champions League in the year 2015. He also played a major role in winning the UEFA Super Cup in the year 2015. Due to his great performances throughout the year, he was even honored with the Croatian Footballer of the year award in the year 2015. He was also a player of the national team of Croatia and he made his debut in the year 2007. He was considered as one of the best players of the team and was quite young when he first joined the team.
Talking about the personal aspect of his life, he is married to his long-time girlfriend Raquel Mauri and the couple got married in 2013. Ivan and his wife are proud parents of two daughters named Althea and Adara. Being a popular professional football player, his biography is available for all major sites and he is known to have a high salary with a net worth of 8 million EUR.
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