Ivan Rakitic

Born: March 10, 1988 (age 29)

Height: 6'0" (184cm)

Hometown: Mohlin, Switzerland
Nationality: Croatia Croatian

Position: Winger
Team: Barcelona (no. 7)
Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona on February 11, 2015
Career History
Youth1995-2005Basel
Senior2005-2007Basel
2007-2011Schalke 04
2011-2014Sevilla
2014-Barcelona
International2007-Croatia
Sports Mole has 595 articles about Ivan Rakitic. Articles 1 to 40:
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Juventus, Barcelona draw blank but Spanish giants grab last-16 spot
Barcelona fail to score against Juventus, but secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a goalless draw in Turin.
21:36
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Ivan Rakitic "confident" Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona
Ivan Rakitic hopes to see an end to the uncertainty surrounding Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi's contract situation at Camp Nou.
13:17
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Espanyol on May 8, 2016
Result: Barcelona win at Leganes to extend lead at the top
A Luis Suarez brace and a last-minute Paulinho help Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
Nov 18, 17:24
Dele Alli celebrates scoring during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Lionel Messi calls for Barcelona to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli?
Lionel Messi reportedly encourages Barcelona to try to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli.
Nov 13, 12:29
Sami Khedira and Eric Dier in action during the international friendly between Germany and England on March 26, 2016
This week's biggest games in football
Sports Mole rounds up the matches not to be missed during the international break, including high-profile friendlies and crucial World Cup qualifiers.
Nov 9, 07:00
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Result: Paco Alcacer scores brace in Barcelona win
Barcelona again open up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 win over Sevilla at Camp Nou on Saturday night.
Nov 4, 21:36
Philippe Coutinho in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on October 14, 2017
Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic oppose Philippe Coutinho Barcelona move?
Barcelona midfielders Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic reportedly oppose any potential move for Philippe Coutinho to the Spanish giants.
Oct 25, 13:36
Javier Mascherano and his imaginary friend in the La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga on November 19, 2016
Result: Barcelona overcome Malaga at Camp Nou
Barcelona stretch their lead at the top of La Liga to four points courtesy of a 2-0 win over basement side Malaga at Camp Nou.
Oct 21, 21:38
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Team News: Ernesto Valverde sticks with Gerard Deulofeu in attack
Gerard Deulofeu retains his starting spot for Barcelona as they take on Malaga at Camp Nou, with boss Ernesto Valverde making two changes to his side.
Oct 21, 18:52
Everton's Spanish midfielder Gerard Deulofeu celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park in Liverpool on November 1, 2015.
Team News: Gerard Deulofeu starts for Barcelona
Gerard Deulofeu returns to the fold as Barcelona welcome Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Oct 18, 18:40
Gareth Bale in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Austria on September 2, 2017
Best XI: Players to have missed out on World Cup qualification
Sports Mole selects the best XI of players who have failed to qualify for next summer's World Cup, including Alexis Sanchez, Gareth Bale and two Ballon d'Or nominees.
Oct 11, 17:40
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Result: Barcelona beat Las Palmas in empty Camp Nou
Barcelona continue their 100% start to the 2017-18 La Liga campaign courtesy of a 3-0 win over Las Palmas in Sunday afternoon's behind-closed-doors match at Camp Nou.
Oct 1, 17:05
Athletic Bilbao's coach Ernesto Valverde looks on during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 20, 2014
Result: Barcelona take control of Group D with narrow win over Sporting Lisbon
Barcelona battle to a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon to extend their winning run across all competitions to eight matches.
Sep 27, 21:41
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona beat Girona in historic match
Barcelona stretch their 100% start to the 2017-18 La Liga season to six matches with a 3-0 victory over Girona.
Sep 23, 21:35
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Luis Suarez back for Catalan derby
Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal start up front with Lionel Messi as Barcelona travel to Girona in the first ever league meeting between the two sides.
Sep 23, 18:43
Neymar in action during the Ligue 1 match between Guingamp and Paris Saint-Germain on August 13, 2017
Ivan Rakitic: 'Letting Neymar go a really bad decision'
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic suggests that the club perhaps could have done more to prevent Neymar from joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Sep 22, 15:59
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Preview: Girona vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Catalan derby between Girona and Barcelona in La Liga.
Sep 21, 16:10
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Team News: Ousmane Dembele makes first La Liga start
Ousmane Dembele makes his first league start for Barcelona as they travel to Getafe.
Sep 16, 14:12
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Preview: Getafe vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Getafe and Barcelona from the Spanish capital.
Sep 15, 13:00
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Champions League matchday one: Five things we learned
Sports Mole takes a look at five things we learned from matchday one of the Champions League group stages.
Sep 14, 09:27
 Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina celebrates his goal during the 2016 Copa America Centenario quarterfinal match against Venezuela at Gillette Stadium on June 18, 2016
UEFA to investigate Gonzalo Higuain gesture?
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain could be disciplined by UEFA for flipping his middle finger at Barcelona fans.
Sep 13, 10:52
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to comfortable win over Juventus
Lionel Messi scores two and creates another to inspire Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus in their Champions League Group D opener.
Sep 12, 21:37
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 12, 2014
Team News: Ousmane Dembele starts for Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele starts alongside Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi as Barcelona welcome Juventus in the Champions League.
Sep 12, 18:51
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 3-0 Juventus - as it happened
Relive Barcelona's 3-0 win over Juventus as Lionel Messi scores twice and creates another to inspire victory over last season's beaten Champions League finalists.
Sep 12, 18:45
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick in Barcelona win
Lionel Messi nets a hat-trick as Barcelona continue their 100% start to the 2017-18 La Liga season with a 5-0 win over Catalan rivals Espanyol at Camp Nou.
Sep 9, 21:38
A general view of the stadium prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on November 1, 2014
Team News: Ousmane Dembele starts on Barcelona bench
Barcelona's record signing Ousmane Dembele starts on the bench for the visit of Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
Sep 9, 18:38
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Espanyol
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Catalan rivals Barcelona and Espanyol at Camp Nou.
Sep 8, 16:35
Ivan Rakitic at a Barcelona training session on December 5, 2016
Ivan Rakitic 'to miss Espanyol, Juventus games'
A hamstring injury will force Ivan Rakitic to miss Barcelona's next two matches against Espanyol and Juventus, according to a report.
Sep 6, 13:11
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Barcelona overcome Real Betis at Camp Nou
Barcelona begin their 2017-18 La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over Real Betis at Camp Nou on Sunday night.
Aug 20, 21:08
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Liverpool ask for Ivan Rakitic in Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona deal?
A report claims that Liverpool want midfield maestro Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona as part of the deal that would see Philippe Coutinho head the opposite way.
Aug 16, 15:11
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo benched for El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench as Real Madrid travel to Barcelona in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana.
Aug 13, 19:54
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona run out comfortable winners against Chapecoense
Five different players get on the scoresheet as Barcelona earn a comfortable 5-0 victory over Chapecoense at Camp Nou to lift the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Aug 7, 21:28
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Ivan Rakitic bids farewell to Neymar
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic becomes the latest player to bid farewell to Neymar ahead of his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 3, 16:01
Ivan Rakitic at a Barcelona training session on December 5, 2016
Ivan Rakitic: 'Always nice to beat Real Madrid'
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says that victories over Real Madrid are always important following Saturday night's pre-season El Clasico.
Jul 30, 13:26
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Ivan Rakitic: 'Referee insulted me three times'
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says that match referee Jair Marrufo 'insulted him strongly three times' during Saturday night's El Clasico.
Jul 30, 13:13
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Florida
Barcelona make it three wins from three matches on their pre-season tour of North America after recording a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid in Saturday night's El Clasico.
Jul 30, 03:10
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the International Champions Cup fixture between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida.
Jul 29, 23:55
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez celebrate a rare goal during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 22, 2016
Result: Neymar nets as Barcelona beat Manchester United
Neymar scores the only goal of the match as Barcelona beat Manchester United in the International Champions Cup at the FedEx Field on Wednesday night.
Jul 27, 02:27
Ivan Rakitic at a Barcelona training session on December 5, 2016
Ernesto Valverde: 'Andre Gomes, Ivan Rakitic in my plans'
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde plays down reports that midfielders Andre Gomes and Ivan Rakitic could be sold ahead of the new campaign.
Jul 17, 18:28
Marco Verratti in action during an Italy training session on September 2, 2015
Luis Garcia: 'Marco Verratti perfect for Barcelona'
Former Barcelona attacker Luis Garcia says that Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti would 'fit perfectly' at Camp Nou.
Jun 26, 15:00



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1211103342934
2Valencia1293032112130
3Real Madrid127322291324
4Atletico MadridAtletico126601661024
5Sevilla127141412222
6Villarreal126331912721
7Real Sociedad125342522318
8Leganes12525911-217
9Real Betis125252125-417
10Getafe124441914516
11GironaGirona124441417-316
12Levante123631415-115
13Celta Vigo124262319414
14Espanyol12345915-613
15Athletic Bilbao123361216-412
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo123271523-811
17EibarEibar123271125-1411
18Malaga12219925-167
19AlavesAlaves122010620-146
20Las PalmasLas Palmas122010830-226
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