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Ivan Raketits

He is a Croatian football player who acts as a midfielder. Currently plays for See? Villa. He was born on March 10, 1988 and was the first to score a goal in the 2015 Champions League final, Barcelona v Juventus.

Appearance Edit

He is shown with rackets and blond hair.

Trivia Edit

  • His name was Rakitic, as shown in the player list.

Club Edit

Start

He started his career in Basel and had excellent spells at Schalke 04 and Sevilla, where he became the captain in July 2013.

Barcelona

On June 16, 2014, he was signed by Barcelona for five seasons. He was one of 23 nominees for the 2015 FIFA Golden Ball award, after winning the 2015 Champions League. He was the best Croatian player of 2015.

National team Edit

He played in the lower categories for the Swiss national team, but in 2007 he chose to defend the Croatian national team when he was convinced by his then coach, Slaven Bilić. This decision generated non-conformism by some Swiss, causing embarrassment to their family, in the midst of the political environment of that time, dominated by the Swiss People's Party. Debuted for the main Croatian national team on September 8, 2007 in a match against Estonia valid for the Qualifications for Euro 2008.

He has played in the 2008, 2012, 2016 Euro and the 2014 and 2018 FIFARCE World Cups.

Titles Edit

Sevilla:

UEFA Europa League: 2013–14

Barcelona:

Spanish Championship: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19

King's Cup: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Spanish Super Cup: 2016, 2018

UEFA Champions League: 2014–15

UEFA Super Cup: 2015

FIFA Club World Cup: 2015

International Champions Cup: 2017

Joan Gamper Trophy: 2017, 2018

individual awards

Croatian best player: 2015

34th best player of the year 2016 (The Guardian)

38th best player of the year 2016 (Brand)

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