5 cool and interesting facts about Ivan Rakitic in real life
Barcelona has been a home for world-class midfielders around the world. There are many world class midfielders who has been an important part of Barcelona in winning some of the famous league titles. After the Xavi left Barcelona it seems like the Barcelona tiki-taka formation has latterly has come to an end.
But then Barcelona made a crucial transfer of Ivan Rakitic. As the Barcelona brought Ivan Rakitic in 2014 to fill the space of Xavi. As cese Fabregas, Ivan Rakitic and Thiago have been able to fill the midfield of Barcelona.
After a season for learning and setting in Ivan Rakitic has gone to become a crucial part of Barcelona squad. van with his energy, concentration and work rate in addition to his impeccable distribution ability has become a key cog in the domineering Barca machine. Here are some of the about Ivan Rakitic in real life.
Start of his career
Being a Switzerland. The Ivan Rakitic has risen to the rank of FC Basel due to his performance. He has become the part of FC Basel squad and he has become the focus of the Switzerland football association.
The Ivan Rakitic has made his debut for FC Basel senior team in 2005 when he was 17 years. He went on to established as a remarkable player for basil in the second season with 33 appearances which make the big club notice his talent.
As after the end of the season with FC Basel. The Ivan Rakitic has been approached by Schalke in the Bundesliga where he got a big platform to showcase his footballing skills and talent to the whole world.
Choose Croatia over Switzerland
Ivan Rakitic has continued his development in the Switzerland youth squad before he has just prepared to represent the senior team of Switzerland.
He has represented Switzerland at U-15 and U-17. As the Switzerland body was pretty sure that he is a kind of player who can make the football more developed in the country.
But Ivan Rakitic did something which was completely unexpected. Being born and brought up in Switzerland to croat parents has made Ivan Rakitic play for the cortain national football team. Ivan Rakitic rejected the call of Switzerland and waited for the call of the national team he wanted to represent. He didn’t have to wait of long as the Croatia national head coach has agreed to make Ivan Rakitic part of the national team.
Rejected a chance to represent Chelsea
When you are amongst one of the main and inform the player of Basel. Then there are many big football clubs which approaches for transfer as this was the same case with Ivan Rakitic.
He was approached by one of the oldest clubs of England Chelsea. But the Ivan Rakitic didn’t like his move to Chelsea. Thus the Ivan Rakitic has rejected the offer to play for Chelsea football club. As in an interview the Ivan Rakitic made the whole incident clear by saying
“”At that time, when I was 15, 16, I decided it was important to have my family. It might not have been the best decision for everyone but it was the right one for me. Maybe when I decided to stay in Basel it might have been a bad decision but it was my decision. Or maybe I will go to Chelsea and my father would have said ‘no, stay at home’.
Tragic love story
The Ivan Rakitic is also having some of the most tragic love storys in football. As it was the incident at the time to his transfer to Sevilla as he and his brother were so much excited about his transfer to the football club that they weren’t able to sleep the whole night and thus they visited a lounge cum bar for having a cup of coffee. There he saw a young and beautiful waitress serving coffee.
After that, he used to visit the cafe often and started to build the relationship with the beautiful waitress as he used to visit the lounge until she finally agreed to go out with him for a cup of coffee. In a press conference, he has confessed his love story and announced his wedding by saying
“It was January 27 and so there were still four days left of the transfer market. Another team called me and were prepared to lay-on a private plane for me to go and sign for them. I said to my brother: “No, I’ve given my word to the Sevilla president; I’m going to sign the contract tomorrow… and I’m going to marry that waitress.”
Player of the year
The year 2014-15 has been one of the magical years for Ivan Rakitic. One of the most important thing which matters for a footballer is the prize for his country or the nationals.
As the Ivan Rakitic has been impressed with his performance which has simply made subline Luka Modric but its also fact that he has been welcomed to the list of winners like Zvonimir Boban, Davor Suker
If the footballing story that Ivan Rakitic has lived it seems like there are many achievement and moment in his life yet to come.