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Facts about Ivan Perisic

Read on to find out more facts about Ivan Perisic, the Croatian professional footballer.

At the moment this great footballer plays for Serie A club Inter Milan, moreover the Croatia national team. We are going to have a look at some professional events and facts in his records that seems remarkable for knowing him better than before.

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Ivan Perisic’s Biography

According to

Ivan Perisic’s biography

, he was born 2 February 1989. He is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Inter Milan, and the Croatia national team. Ivan Perisic normally plays as a winger, but can be deployed as an attacking midfielder or second striker too.

Some Facts about Ivan Perisic

A list of facts about Ivan Perisic is as follows:

  • Born:

    February 2, 1989 (age 31 years), Split, Croatia

  • Height:

    1.86 m

  • Nationality:


  • Spouse:

    Josipa Perisic (m. 2012)

  • Children:

    Manuela Perisic, Leonardo Perisic

  • Current Teams:

    Inter Milan (#14 / Midfielder), Croatia national football team (Midfielder)

Ivan Perisic’s Personal Life

When it comes to

Ivan Perisic’s personal life

, we should say that despite being born in Split, Perisic grew up in the town of Omiš. As a child, Ivan Perisic worked on his father's poultry farm. Perisic married Josipa in 2012, having first met her while they were in high school. The couple have two children: a son, Leonardo, born on 9 October 2012; and a daughter, Manuela, born on 28 July 2014.

Ivan Perisic’s Beach Volleyball

Ivan Perisic’s beach volleyball

was somehow

Ivan Perisic’s free time activity

. Perisic took part at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour for the Poreč Major tournament, a professional competition, partnering Nikša Dellorco. It is notable that the pair lost their first match against Álvaro Morais Filho and Saymon Barbosa.

Ivan Perisic’s Football Facts

By having a look at

Ivan Perisic’s football facts

we can say that as a product of the Hajduk Split and Sochaux youth academies, Perisic made a name for himself while playing for Club Brugge, where he was the Belgian Pro League top goalscorer and was named Belgian Footballer of the Year for 2011.

This earned Ivan Perisic a transfer to Borussia Dortmund, with whom he won the 2011–12 Bundesliga, before signing with VfL Wolfsburg for €8 million in January 2013. Ivan Perisic remained there for two and a half seasons, winning the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final, before moving to Inter Milan for €16 million. He joined Bayern Munich on loan, winning the treble in 2019,

One of the Ivan Perisic’s football facts is that Ivan Perisic made his debut for the Croatia national team in 2011, and represented his nation at Euro 2012 and 2016, as well as the 2014 and 2018 World Cup, reaching the final of the latter. Ivan Perisic known as an instrumental to Croatia's second "golden generation", and is the nation's player with most goals created at the major tournaments moreover he is the first Croatian player ever to score in a World Cup final.

Ivan Perisic’s Career Trajectory

When it comes to

Ivan Perisic’s career trajectory

, there are many facts about

Ivan Perisic

for paying attention and expressing about him. Ivan Perisic played in the youth ranks of the club he grew up supporting, Hajduk Split. He received interest from a number of clubs, including Anderlecht, PSV, Ajax, Hertha BSC and Hamburger SV.

A win over Smederevo in Murska Sobota on 16 July 2006, was the only match he played for Hajduk. Perisic received offers from Anderlecht and Sochaux after returning from Murska Sobota to Split.

Hajduk offered Ivan Perisic a €100,000 contract, which was only €20,000 less than Hajduk's best player Niko Kranjčar's contract. Although, the Perisic family opted out for French club Sochaux, which paid €360,000 to sign him in the summer of 2006. Sochaux's coach Alain Perrin arrived to Split with a private jet to convince Perisic to sign, waiting two days for his signature.

Ivan Perisic’s physical and technical attributes led to comparisons to former Croatia international Aljoša Asanović by some journalists. He was a member of the Sochaux youth team, which won the Coupe Gambardella in 2007.

Perisic failed to make a first-team appearance, but did play for the B team during his time at Sochaux. Ivan Perisic was sent on loan to Belgian top flight club Roeselare for six months in January 2009. There were reports Perisic sought to join Belgian side Anderlecht at the end of the 2008–09 season. Ivan Perisic’s career trajectory has many ups and downs.

Ivan Perisic’s Football Clubs

Ivan Perisic plays in vrious football clubs from the beginning of his football era.

Ivan Perisic’s football clubs

are as follows:

Ivan Perisic’s Club Brugge Era

The facts about Ivan Perisic during

Ivan Perisic’s Club Brugge era

are remarkable. On 26 August 2009, 

Club Brugge

acquired Perisic from Sochaux for a €250,000 transfer fee and signed him to a three-year contract. Prior his move, Perisic was linked with a move to German side Hertha BSC, having gone on trial.

Ivan Perisic scored his first goal in a 1–1 draw against Genk in the opening match of the season, then scored his second in two consecutive games and provided assists in a 4–1 win over Westerlo. Totally, Perisic scored 9 goals in 33 league appearances, also making eight appearances in Brugge's Europa League campaign, scoring four goals. He signed a new three-year contract at Brugge, at the end of the season, keeping him until 2015.

Belgian football critics predicted a bright future for Perisic and he was the top scorer of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League after scoring 22 goals for Club Brugge also being named Player of the Year in Belgium in the 2010–11 season. Perisic scored four goals in a match during the season and provided an assist as Brugge thrashed Charleroi on 29 December 2010.

Ivan Perisic’s Club Borussia Dortmund Era

The facts about Ivan Perisic during

Ivan Perisic’s Club Borussia Dortmund era

are notable too. Ivan Perisic signed a five-year contract to play for German side

Borussia Dortmund

after Dortmund paid an estimated €5 million transfer fee to Brugge on 23 May 2011. He made his debut for the club in their 3–1 home victory over Hamburger SV on 5 August, substituting on for Chris Löwe in the 75th minute.

Ivan Perisic scored a late equaliser with a volley from 20 yards against Arsenal after entering as a substitute in the 69th minute during a Champions League match on 13 September 2011. Perisic scored the first goal against Werder Bremen, a match in which he was later sent off for a second bookable offence on 14 October.  

He scored the important 1–0 goal against Borussia Mönchengladbach and opened the door to the eighth national championship for Dortmund on 21 April 2012.  Ivan Perisic began the 2012–13 Bundesliga season scoring a brace against Hamburger SV on 22 September 2012.

Although, Perisic soon found his first team opportunities limited, having played less in the first team and soon told Croatian channel Nova TV he had received no support from Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp and accused him of favouring other players. In response, Klopp criticized his actions as childish and hereupon Perisic faced a fine due to his comment.

Ivan Perisic’s Club VfL Wolfsburg Era

We cannot deny the importance of

Ivan Perisic’s Club VfL Wolfsburg era

. Ivan Perisic transferred for €8 million to

VfL Wolfsburg

on 6 January 2013. He scored his first goal for Wolfsburg in a friendly match against Standard Liège on 10 January. Ivan Perisic made his competitive debut for Wolfsburg against VfB Stuttgart on 19 January 2013.

 Perisic suffered a left knee injury that sidelined him throughout March and April. He made his comeback in May in the match against Hamburger SV, coming on as a substitute and providing an assist. Ivan Perisic faced his former club Borussia Dortmund, scoring two goals on 11 May 2013.

Ivan Perisic scored his first cup goal for Wolfsburg in their 3–1 win against Karlsruher SC on 3 August 2013. He opened his goal scoring form in the 2013–14 season in their 3–0 win against Werder Bremen moreover creating an assist on a goal on 26 October 2013. Ivan Perisic scored a brace in Wolfsburg's 4–1 home win against 1 FC Nürnberg on matchday 30. Perisic finished the season with ten league goals, second-best on the team behind fellow countryman Ivica Olić.

Ivan Perisic’s Club Inter Milan Era

Talking about

Ivan Perisic’s Club Inter Milan era

is vital. Ivan Perisic signed with Italian Club Inter Milan on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of €16 million On 30 August 2015. He was presented on 10 September alongside Adem Ljajić, where he was assigned squad number 44.

 2015–16 Season

Perisic finished his first Inter season by playing 37 matches, including 34 in league, scoring 9 goals, which seven of them were in league, as Inter finished fourth in Serie A, returning in European competitions after one year absence and was eliminated in the semi-final in the Coppa Italia. Perisic was Inter's top assist provider with six assists too.

2016–17 Season

Ivan Perisic finished his second Inter season by making 42 appearances in all competitions, including 36 in league, which 31 were as starter, as Inter finished the Serie A in seventh position, once again failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. He scored 11 goals, his highest tally since 2010–11 season with Club Brugge; Perisic also provided ten assists, including eight in Serie A, breaking his last season's record.

2017–18 Season

Perisic started his third Inter season on a high, first scoring and assisting in the opening day of 2017–18 Serie A against Fiorentina, then providing two assists in the away match at Roma as Inter won 3–1, Inter's first league win at the Stadio Olimpico in nine years. On 8 September, Perisic signed a new contract extension with Inter Milan, keeping him at the San Siro until June 2022.

His second goal of the season, a late screamer outside the zone against newly promoted SPAL two days later, was his 20th career Serie A goal. Perisic scored his first Serie A hat-trick on 3 December in the 5–0 home win over Chievo. His 100th appearance in all competitions for Inter occurred later on 30 December in the goalless draw versus Lazio on matchday 19.

2018–19 Season

Perisic played his first Champions League game for Inter on 18 September 2018, in a 2–1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. In January 2019, Arsenal attempted to sign Perisic. He agreed a deal with the club; but Inter blocked the deal.

Teammate Mauro Icardi's agent Wanda Nara spoke out about Perisic's reasons for the departure, speculating that they might be of personal nature. Nara's comments made a fallout between the players, resulting in Icardi being stripped of captaincy and dropped from the team ahead of a Europa League away fixture against Rapid Wien.

Perisic featured in 34 matches in Serie A, only behind Samir Handanović and Matteo Politano, scoring 8 goals; hence being the second top scorer for Inter after Icardi. Following the appointment of Antonio Conte, Perisic struggled to fit into the new manager's system during pre-season.

Loan to Bayern Munich

One of the

facts about Ivan Perisic

is that Ivan Perisic joined German club Bayern Munich on a season-long loan On 13 August 2019. Bayern have the option of signing Perisic on a permanent deal in the summer of 2020. He scored his first goal for Bayern and provided an assist in a 6–1 victory over Mainz on 31 August.

Perisic suffered a right ankle fracture following a tackle from teammate Álvaro Odriozola on 4 February 2020, during training ahead of a DFB-Pokal match against 1899 Hoffenheim and underwent a surgery the same day. He came back to the team on 17 May, coming on for Serge Gnabry in 85th minute of the game against Union Berlin, the club's first game after the league suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perisic scored the opening goal in a 2–1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal semi-final On 10 June. He provided Robert Lewandowski with an assist in the DFB-Pokal Final as Bayern defeated Bayer Leverkusen 4–2 and secured the domestic double on 4 July.

Perisic scored in a Champions League round of 16 second leg, as Bayern defeated Chelsea 4–1 (7–1 on aggregate) on 8 August. He scored in a quarter-final 8–2 win over Barcelona at Estádio da Luz after six days. He became the eleventh Croatian to win the Champions League in history, as Bayern defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 in the final on 23 August,.

On 9 September, Bayern announced they had opted not to sign Perisic on permanent deal, after failing to negotiate a deal with Inter and he returned to his parent club.

Ivan Perisic’s International Career

When it comes to

Ivan Perisic’s international career

, we should say that Perisic has appeared internationally for the Croatia national under-17, under-19 and under-21 teams. He participated in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification for Croatia, where he scored two goals. Perisic made his debut for the senior national team against Georgia on 26 March 2011. He was a member of Croatia's squad for UEFA Euro 2012, appearing as a substitute in the team's final match.

During the 2014 World Cup qualification, Perisic appeared in 12 matches for Croatia and scored his first international goal in a 1–1 draw with Belgium. Perisic was named in Croatia's 30-man preliminary squad for the 2014 World Cup. Also he scored a brace in a 2–1 win against Mali in a World Cup warm-up match in Osijek.

Perisic was confirmed as a member of Croatia's final 23-man World Cup squad. Perisic was in Croatia's starting team for the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. In the following match, he scored Croatia's second goal as they defeated Cameroon 4–0. He scored a consolation goal in the team's final group match, 3–1 defeat to Mexico which eliminated them from the tournament. Perisic was ranked as the second-best performing player of the group stage by FIFA.

Perisic was Croatia's top goalscorer in Euro 2016 qualifying, scoring six goals in nine matches as Croatia qualified in second place in Group H. In Croatia's second Euro 2016 group match, Perisic scored the opening goal of a 2–2 draw with the Czech Republic. After Five days, he scored the winning goal against Spain, which secured qualification to the knockout stage as group winners for Croatia.

Perisic appeared regularly in Croatia's successful 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, as they finished runner-up in Group I which sent them to second round. Perisic was named in Croatia's final squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Perisic scored over Iceland as Croatia topped Group D on full points. During Croatia's semi-final match against England, Perisic scored Croatia's equaliser in the second half of regulation time, and set-up the match-winning goal in the second half of extra-time to give Croatia a 2–1 victory, sending the team to the World Cup final for the first time. He was named Man of the Match.

In the final against France, he scored Croatia's temporary equaliser in the first half, though the match eventually ended in a 4–2 defeat to France.

Perisic scored three times–against Wales at home and Slovakia home and away –as Croatia topped Group E during Euro 2020 qualifying. He captained the national team for the first time over Georgia, scoring the winning goal on 19 November 2019. He captained Croatia again in a 4–2 Nations League defeat to France at Stade de France on 8 September 2020.

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