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
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Career History
Youth1995-2005Basel
Senior2005-2007Basel
2007-2011Schalke 04
2011-2014Sevilla
2014-Barcelona
International2007-Croatia
Sports Mole has 619 articles about Ivan Rakitic. Articles 1 to 40:
Ernesto Valverde pictured in 2016
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde: "We deserved to progress"
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde admits that he is "very happy" to have guided his side into a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey final following victory over Valencia.
Feb 9, 11:23
Philippe Coutinho in action for Barcelona on January 28, 2018
Result: Philippe Coutinho helps send Barcelona into Copa del Rey final
Barcelona cruise into the final of the Copa del Rey as Philippe Coutinho's first goal for the club helps the Blaugrana to a 2-0 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla.
Feb 8, 22:24
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Live Commentary: Valencia 0-2 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Barcelona book their place in the final of the Copa del Rey courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla.
Feb 8, 19:30
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Team News: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez start for Barcelona against Valencia
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez start for Barcelona in Thursday night's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg away at Valencia.
Feb 8, 19:27
Sergio Busquets in action for Barcelona in October 2016
Result: Luis Suarez gives Barcelona first-leg advantage over Valencia in Copa del Rey
Barcelona earn a slender lead over Valencia in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final clash, thanks to a solitary goal from Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.
Feb 1, 22:25
Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona shirt pictured on January 6, 2018
Team News: Philippe Coutinho makes first Barcelona start against Alaves
Philippe Coutinho makes his first start for Barcelona in Sunday's La Liga meeting with Alaves at Camp Nou.
Jan 28, 18:38
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 put five past Real Betis in Seville
Barcelona open up an 11-point lead at the top of La Liga courtesy of a 5-0 win over Real Betis in Seville.
Jan 21, 21:38
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Live Commentary: Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Betis and Barcelona in Seville, which ended 0-5.
Jan 21, 18:45
Andres Iniesta celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Malaga on October 21, 2017
Preview: Real Betis vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, lineups and a full preview of Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Betis and Barcelona.
Jan 19, 17:55
Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Result: Luis Suarez nets brace in Barcelona win
Barcelona come from two goals behind to record a 4-2 win over Real Sociedad in Sunday night's pulsating La Liga clash at the Anoeta.
Jan 14, 21:37
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 smash five past Celta Vigo to reach Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Barcelona cruise into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey thanks to a 6-1 aggregate win over Celta Vigo, achieved with a 5-0 last-16 second-leg win at Camp Nou.
Jan 11, 22:26
Ivan Rakitic at a Barcelona training session on December 5, 2016
Arsenal, Liverpool interested in Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic?
Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic, who is concerned that new signing Philippe Coutinho will push him out of the side.
Jan 9, 10:24
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic: 'Philippe Coutinho fee is a bit high'
Midfielder Ivan Rakitic says that the fee of £142m which is being spent by Barcelona to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho "is a bit high".
Jan 8, 12:53
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Result: Barcelona move 17 points clear of Real Madrid in La Liga
Barcelona move 17 points clear of Spanish champions Real Madrid in La Liga courtesy of a 3-0 win over Levante.
Jan 7, 17:10
Ernesto Valverde pictured in 2016
Result: Barcelona leave Balaidos with a hard-fought draw
Pione Sisto cancels out Jose Arnaiz's goal as Celta Vigo and Barcelona play out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 clash at Balaidos.
Jan 4, 19:52
Andres Iniesta celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Malaga on October 21, 2017
Result: Barcelona beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu to move nine points clear
Barcelona cruise to a 3-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu to move nine points clear at the top of La Liga and 14 clear of their Clasico rivals.
Dec 23, 13:55
Andres Iniesta celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Malaga on October 21, 2017
Preview: Barcelona vs. Deportivo La Coruna - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of unbeaten Barcelona's home match against Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou.
Dec 15, 14:18
Neymar in action during the international friendly between Japan and Brazil on November 10, 2017
Ivan Rakitic: 'Barcelona have overcome Neymar departure with collective work'
Ivan Rakitic claims that Barcelona have coped with Neymar's exit through "collective work" and adds that "sometimes the best players in the world don't make the best team".
Dec 14, 22:53
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Ivan Rakitic: 'Lionel Messi the best footballer in history'
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says that teammate Lionel Messi is "the best in history" and puts the Argentine ahead of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dec 11, 18:36
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: 'Playing alongside Lionel Messi is special'
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says that Ernesto Valverde's decision to rest Lionel Messi against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday night was a smart decision.
Dec 6, 14:21
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during his side's Champions League group game against Juventus at the Camp Nou on September 12, 2017
Team News: Lionel Messi on Barcelona bench
Lionel Messi drops to the bench for Barcelona's final Champions League group game against Sporting Lisbon.
Dec 5, 18:47
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
Preview: Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Barcelona's La Liga clash against mid-table Celta Vigo.
Dec 1, 11:41
Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona to sell Ivan Rakitic if Philippe Coutinho arrives at Camp Nou?
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to sell midfielder Ivan Rakitic if they are successful in signing Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Nov 30, 12:45
Gerard Deulofeu celebrates with Lionel Messi after scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Malaga on October 21, 2017
Result: Valencia, Barcelona share the spoils
Barcelona come from behind to draw 1-1 with Valencia in Sunday night's eventful La Liga clash at the Mestalla.
Nov 26, 21:41
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.
Nov 22, 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.
Nov 22, 13:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Barcelona win at Leganes to extend lead at the top
A Luis Suarez brace and a last-minute Paulinho goal 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona24195062115162
2Atletico MadridAtletico2416713692755
3Valencia24144647281946
4Real Madrid23136455262945
5Sevilla2412393135-439
6Villarreal2411583529638
7EibarEibar2410593236-435
8GironaGirona249783430434
9Celta Vigo249694134733
10Real Betis24103114150-933
11Getafe2471072621531
12Real Sociedad2485114645129
13Leganes2385102025-529
14Athletic Bilbao2461082427-328
15AlavesAlaves2491142233-1128
16Espanyol246992232-1027
17Levante24311102138-1720
18Las PalmasLas Palmas2453161852-3418
19Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2445152453-2917
20Malaga2434171538-2313
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