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Ivan Rakitic

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Barcelona  La Liga


Birthdate:  March 10, 1988    Birthplace:  Möhlin, Switzerland    Nationality:  Croatia    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  159 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona in June 2014.

February 28, 2015    Ivan Rakitic News

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Rakitic had a goal and an assist during Barcelona's 3-1 win over Granada on Saturday.

Rakitic has been a vital piece of the Barca attack this season, though he isn't a stat accumulator like the forwards in front of him. He has four goals and five assists in 23 La Liga appaerances, with his goal Saturday the first he's scored in league play since Nov. 22 against Sevilla, and the assist his first since he had two against Deportivo on Jan. 18.

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January 18, 2015

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Rakitic assisted on two of Lionel Messi's three goals during Barcelona's 4-0 win over Deportivo on Sunday.

Rakitic now has four assists on the season, all of which have come since he picked up his first in La Liga play back on Dec. 7 against Espanyol. He continues to get consistent starts for Barca, and while he is the most prolific midfielder on the squad, he's still way overshadowed by Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

November 22, 2014

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On a historic night at Camp Nou, Rakitic netted his third goal of the season as Barca went on to a 5-1 win over Sevilla.

Rakitic has been a savvy addition to the a Barca side that looks to finally be learning how all of the new pieces fit.

September 29, 2014

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Rikitic scored in the 43rd minute of Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Granada on Saturday.

Rikitic, who scored 12 times in 34 appearances for Sevilla last season, has now found the back of the net twice in the last three games. He isn't taking a lot of shots (six in six games), but there's enough talent around him that he should fall into a number of goals and assists this season.

June 16, 2014

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Rakitic will sign a five-year contract with FC Barcelona after transferring from Sevilla FC, the club's official web site reports.

Rakitic is coming off an excellent season with Sevilla, where he was one of five players in La Liga to record double-digit goals and assists (Carlos Vela, Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez). He joins a very deep Barcelona squad, but one that has already lost Cesc Fabregas and could see Alexis Sanchez move on.

April 24, 2014

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Rakitic is one of only five players in La Liga to reach double-digit goals (12) and assists (10) this season.

Rakitic has been an extremely versatile fantasy performer this season, and his double-digit feat is matched only by Gareth Bale, Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi and Carlos Vela.