Ivan Rakitic has spent six years with the Spanish giants Barcelona and he was on the verge of winning the World Cup in 2018.
However, we are here to learn more about with who he is sharing his time off the pitch, so let's begin.
Ivan Rakitic met his future wife back in 2011 in a hotel bar, where Raquel Mauri was working as a barista. From the moment he saw her, the Croatia international knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with the beautiful Spanish girl.
However, he had very difficult time to convince Raquel that he was worth it, as he had asked her out more than 20 times. She was afraid to begin any sort of relationship with him due to his profession, as she believed that he might leave Spain in couple of years.
However, after their first date, they started to see each other regularly, and in 2013, Ivan Rakitic and Raquel Mauri got married in a big wedding ceremony attended by some of his teammates from the Croatia national team including Luka Modric.
Enough about Ivan Rakitic and Raquel Mauri love story, it is time to learn more about her. Let's begin with Raquel Mauri biography.
Raquel Mauri was born on December 15, 1989, which according to her date of birth means that her age is 30 and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Raquel was born and raised in Seville, Spain, where she actually met her husband Ivan Rakitic. She has an older sister, Irene Mauri.
Raquel Mauri works as a model and an influencer as she posted several photos of her in the clothes of the brand 11 degrees. Mauri is quite popular on Instagram as she has more than 712,000 followers.
She also has a Twitter account, but she has not been active since 2015.
However, Rakitic's wife don't know many languages, as he even explained that at the beginning it was hard for him to have any conversation with her as she knew only Spanish.
Raquel Mauri has a tattoo on her wrist - a flower with words around it.
Ivan Rakitic and Raquel Mauri have two beautiful daughters together.
In July 2013, Raquel gave birth to their first daughter Althea Rakitic.
Three years later, in May 2016, Rakitic second daughter, Adara Rakitic was born.