Ivan Rakitic

Born: March 10, 1988 (age 28)

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 465 articles about Ivan Rakitic. Articles 1 to 40:
Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring during the La Liga match between Real Betis and Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 30, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Espanyol
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Catalan rivals Barcelona and Espanyol at Camp Nou.
May 5, 12:55
Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring during the La Liga match between Real Betis and Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 30, 2016
Result: Barcelona back on top of La Liga
Barcelona return to the top of the La Liga table with just two games to play following a 2-0 win at Real Betis on Saturday night.
Apr 30, 21:20
Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring during the La Liga match between Real Betis and Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on April 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Betis and Barcelona in Seville.
Apr 30, 18:30
Gerard Pique looks downbeat during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Valencia on April 17, 2016
Team News: Gerard Pique back for Barcelona
Gerard Pique returns from suspension as Barcelona welcome Sporting Gijon to Camp Nou.
Apr 23, 18:43
Managers Luis Enrique and Abelardo before the La Liga match between Sporting Gijon and Barcelona on February 17, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Sporting Gijon
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon at Camp Nou.
Apr 22, 12:25
Luis Suarez celebrates his second goal during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Result: Barcelona put eight past Deportivo La Coruna
Barcelona return to winning ways in La Liga with a thumping 8-0 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Wednesday night.
Apr 20, 20:48
Sidnei and Luis Suarez in action during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Live Commentary: Deportivo La Coruna 0-8 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona at the Riazor, which ended in an 8-0 away win.
Apr 20, 18:00
Gerard Pique looks downbeat during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Valencia on April 17, 2016
Result: Barcelona fall to third successive league defeat
Barcelona lose 2-1 at home to Valencia - their third league defeat on the spin - to see their lead at the top of La Liga completely slashed.
Apr 17, 21:22
Luis Suarez and Neymar are unhappy at not winning during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sevilla on February 28, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 1-2 Valencia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Barcelona's 2-1 defeat to Valencia, as the Catalan club's recent woes deepened on home soil.
Apr 17, 18:30
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring again during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Team News: Luis Suarez among five Barcelona changes at Atletico Madrid
Luis Suarez is one of five new faces in Barcelona's starting lineup for Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.
Apr 13, 18:36
Luis Suarez asks for quiet after scoring during the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Team News: Munir El Haddadi in for Luis Suarez
Munir El Haddadi replaces Luis Suarez in the matchday squad for Barcelona's trip to Real Sociedad.
Apr 9, 18:41
General view of Villarreal CF Estadio El Madrigal before the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Valladolid CF at El Madrigal Stadium on August 24, 2013
Preview: Villarreal vs. Sparta Prague
Sports Mole previews the Europa League quarter-final first leg between Villarreal and Sparta Prague at the Estadio El Madrigal.
Apr 6, 09:49
'That man' Luis Suarez celebrates his equaliser during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Result: Luis Suarez double downs ten-man Atletico Madrid
Luis Suarez scores twice at Camp Nou as Barcelona come from behind to beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 5, 21:39
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Team News: Barcelona make one change for Atletico Madrid clash as Ter Stegen comes in
Barcelona make one change from defeat to Real Madrid as Marc-Andre Ter Stegen comes in for Claudio Bravo against Atletico Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 5, 18:34
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hits winner as Real Madrid beat Barcelona at Camp Nou
Cristiano Ronaldo struck an 85th-minute winner for Real Madrid as the capital giants came from behind to beat Barcelona 2-1 in Saturday's El Clasico at Camp Nou.
Apr 2, 21:26
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Team News: Full-strength sides for El Clasico
Barcelona and Real Madrid are both able to name strong sides for El Clasico at Camp Nou.
Apr 2, 18:44
Barcelona's Lionel Messi stands next to Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos during the 'El Clasico' La Liga match on October 25, 2014
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between league leaders Barcelona and third-placed Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
Mar 31, 12:59
Samuel Castillejo and Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Villarreal and Barcelona on March 20, 2016
Result: Barcelona held at impressive Villarreal
Villarreal come from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with La Liga leaders Barcelona in Sunday afternoon's clash at El Madrigal.
Mar 20, 16:56
Samuel Castillejo and Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Villarreal and Barcelona on March 20, 2016
Live Commentary: Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Villarreal and Barcelona at El Madrigal, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Mar 20, 14:00
Barcelona players celebrate Getafe's own goal during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Getafe on March 12, 2016
Result: Barcelona hit Getafe for six at Camp Nou
Barcelona thump Getafe 6-0 at Camp Nou to move 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table.
Mar 12, 16:50
Lionel Messi celebrates with Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard 'ereccion' Pique during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona on March 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona set new 35-game unbeaten Spanish record
Barcelona set a new Spanish record as they make it 35 games unbeaten in all competitions with a 5-1 victory over nine-man Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Thursday night.
Mar 3, 21:48
Lionel Messi scores during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona on March 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Rayo Vallecano 1-5 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Rayo Vallecano and Barcelona in Madrid, which ended in a 5-1 away win.
Mar 3, 19:00
Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring during the game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 17, 2016
Ivan Rakitic committed to Barcelona cause
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic claims that he is prepared to "eat the entire pitch" in a bid to help his team win more trophies.
Mar 3, 15:37
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 22, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi hits brace in Barcelona win
Lionel Messi scores twice as European champions Barcelona record a 2-0 win at Arsenal in the first leg of their last-16 clash in the Champions League.
Feb 23, 21:35
Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 27, 2016
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic hails Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar friendship
Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are "possibly the best friends in football history", according to teammate Ivan Rakitic.
Feb 19, 22:23
Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates Neymar and Dani Alves after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Celta Vigo on February 14, 2016
Team News: Luis Enrique rings Barcelona changes
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique rings the changes for his side's La Liga clash against Sporting Gijon, but Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are all in the XI.
Feb 17, 16:30
Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates Neymar and Dani Alves after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Celta Vigo on February 14, 2016
Result: Luis Suarez hits hat-trick in Barcelona win
Barcelona re-establish a three-point lead at the top of the La Liga table courtesy of a 6-1 win over Celta Vigo at Camp Nou.
Feb 14, 21:23
Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 27, 2016
Team News: Barcelona welcome back attacking trio for Celta Vigo visit
Luis Enrique names Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in his Barcelona starting lineup for the visit of Celta Vigo to Camp Nou.
Feb 14, 18:55
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 6-1 Celta Vigo - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Celta Vigo at Camp Nou, which ended in a 6-1 home win.
Feb 14, 18:30
Gary Neville rocks his puffa during the Copa del Rey semi between Valencia and Barcelona on February 10, 2016
Result: Barcelona extend unbeaten run to 29 games
Barcelona advance to the final of the Copa del Rey 8-1 on aggregate courtesy of a 1-1 draw with Valencia in the second leg of their semi-final at the Mestalla.
Feb 10, 21:52
Luis Suarez celebrates during the La Liga match between Levante and Barcelona on February 07, 2016
Result: Barcelona overcome impressive Levante
Barcelona move three points clear at the top of the La Liga table courtesy of a 2-0 win over an impressive Levante side in Valencia.
Feb 7, 12:50
Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 27, 2016
Result: Holders Barcelona make Copa del Rey semi-finals
Holders Barcelona advance into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey courtesy of a 5-2 aggregate win over Basque side Athletic Bilbao.
Jan 27, 22:22
Barcelona's Neymar celebrates a goal with teammate Munir El Haddadi during the Spanish Copa del Rey on January 20, 2016
Result: Neymar, Munir El Haddadi net in Barcelona win
Barcelona, without Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final at San Mames on Wednesday.
Jan 20, 21:55
Luis Suarez celebrates getting his brace with Neymar during the game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 17, 2016
Result: Luis Suarez scores hat-trick as Barcelona put six past 10-man Athletic Bilbao
Luis Suarez scores a hat-trick as Barcelona extend their unbeaten run to 22 games with a dominant 6-0 win over 10-man Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.
Jan 17, 21:22
Neymar celebrates with Lionel Messi during the game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on January 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Barcelona 6-0 Athletic Bilbao - as it happened
See how Barcelona hammered 10-man Athletic Bilbao in Sunday's La Liga match at Camp Nou with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Jan 17, 18:30
Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona on February 11, 2015
Ivan Rakitic welcomes Arda Turan competition
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic insists that he is "not worried" about the challenge that Arda Turan will provide for a spot in Luis Enrique's first-choice midfield.
Jan 10, 18:18
FC Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (R) celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 12, 2015
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic reveals contract talks
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic reveals that he is in contract talks with his Spanish team, despite the fact that his current deal runs until 2019.
Jan 10, 18:05
Barcelona players celebrate during the game with Granada on January 9, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick in comfortable Barcelona win
Barcelona return to the top of the La Liga table with a 4-0 win over Granada in Saturday afternoon's clash at Camp Nou.
Jan 9, 16:53
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Copa del Rey round-of-16 first leg against Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2016
Result: Lionel Messi scores twice in Barcelona win
Barcelona beat nine-man Espanyol 4-1 in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey clash at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.
Jan 6, 21:32
Barcelona's new player Turkish Arda Turan waves as he poses outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, prior to signing his new contract with the Catalan club, on July 9, 2015
Team News: Arda Turan makes Barcelona debut against Espanyol in Copa del Rey
Arda Turan will make his Barcelona debut against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey exactly six months after signing for the Catalan club from Atletico Madrid.
Jan 6, 18:32
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona362745104297585
2Atletico MadridAtletico36274560164485
3Real Madrid362664105327384
4Villarreal361810844311364
5Athletic Bilbao361771255441158
6Celta Vigo36169115057-757
7Sevilla361410124943652
8Malaga361112133433145
9Valencia361111144444044
10Las PalmasLas Palmas36127174449-543
11Real Sociedad36119164247-542
12EibarEibar36119164656-1042
13Real Betis361011153150-1941
14Espanyol36117183667-3140
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo36718114359-1639
16Granada3699184265-2336
17Rayo Vallecano36811174870-2235
18Getafe3698193564-2935
19Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3698193761-2435
20Levante3678213466-3229