Ivan Rakitic's Height
5ft 11.75in (182 cm)
Croatian Professional Footballer who has played for Schalke 04, FC Basel, Sevilla and FC Barcelona. He was measured at 182.6cm (almost 6ft) at roughly 10am and on another occasion was measured 183.5cm
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
6ft 0in (182.9cm)
Rory said on 10/Jan/17
It's possible I suppose for the 182.6 measurement he'd been up all night signing paperwork etc and getting things organised for the move to Barca. If that was the case then we're talking about his lowest range in which case he'd be a solid 6 footer.
said on 21/Nov/16
hey rob, did you see today's picture of RakitiÄ‡ and Justin Bieber?
What height difference do you see ?
Editor Rob: Druce, he can look about 3.5 inches shorter than Ivan there.
dpp said on 11/Nov/16
that digital meter have an error.
said on 22/Oct/16
@Rob but in the 182.6 measurement he says in Spanish "I have shrunk, it's because of age". So he is surprised because of the low figure... that data is important
Editor Rob: I doubt he's shrunk, it might be simply more to do with time of day both of his measurements were managed.
said on 21/Oct/16
Rob, why if hes measured barefoot at 183,5 cm, hes not listed at 6ft?.
It feels like trying to believe hes shorter, no matter what.
He did a bust a gut measurement at sometime in the morning, another occasion he got lower.
John said on 19/Oct/16
6 ft for him. Hes measured at 183,5, Rob.
Johnson said on 7/Oct/16
@James the last pic due to angle Sergi Roberto looks quite tall. Marc Bartra was measured live 183.3, but this year he is listed 184 cm at Dortmund. I don't think doctors let a player be in tip toes while measuring. Remember when he was said 182.6 he said he had shrunk.
said on 4/Sep/16
He is not a legit 6 ft.
He is shorter than 183 cm listed Bartra:
The 183.5 cm measurement must be wrong. Probably he stood on his tiptoes.
He looks 182 cm as listed in this page.
James said on 4/Sep/16
I have to admit that I am very surprised for his 183.5 cm measurement. I saw the video and he was measured barefoot. 183.5 cm Rakitic! For some reasons he doen's look as tall. Maybe is his body complexion.
said on 15/Aug/16
Rob, isn't 5ft11½ perhaps more appropriate since that measurement was mid-morning?
Editor Rob: well he has 2 measurements, I think the current listing is a fair afternoon height for him.
Canson said on 14/Aug/16
I'd say if a 10am measurement at 182.6, he prob doesn't fall under a flat 182. At worst he's 5'11.5 and could be like Rob has him at 5'11 3/4. In essence he's a weak 6 footer
said on 3/Aug/16
@Rob why don't you say that he was measured 183.5 cm in another occasion?? I think it is unfair
Editor Rob: I have added a link to a still of it now!
Appe 6ft 0.5 said on 18/May/16
@plus @Rob yeah I would bet Rakitic edges out Gerrard. It's likelier Rakitic at 183cm and Gerrard at 182cm.
plus said on 11/May/16
He is not shorter than Steven Gerrard, in any case slightly taller
plus said on 30/Apr/16
@Appe 6ft 0.5
Marc Bartra was measured 183.3 cm in the video of medical tests. He is the typical 183 cm guy. You can search in google "estaturas futbolistas foroparalelo" to find the clip
Appe 6ft 0.5 said on 29/Apr/16
I think Rakitic is not 182.6cm but 183.5cm as we can see from a different measurement.
Suarez 180cm seems ok personally
Bartra looks at least 183cm (maybe 184cm can be better)
Ter Stegen between 184 and 185cm
Claudio Bravo 183,5 cm (like Rakitic): there is a video clip about his measurement
Ally181 said on 8/Apr/16
If he's 182 then Suarez can't be more than 180.
Ter Stegen 185
plus said on 7/Apr/16
Another Clips that I have seen so far, of footballers being measured
Piqué, Adriano, Bartra, Claudio Bravo, Arda Turan, Mathieu...
said on 5/Apr/16
Rob with all the respect I think that' s crazy that you add rakitic and not Sergio Ramos or player more famous like Ronaldinho ecc...
Editor Rob: Ivan got a page because there was a clip available with a measurement given.
If other clips of players exist like that they'd be considered.
plus said on 13/Jan/16
@Rob Look at the display in the clip of the last message by @You-90, while measuring Rakitic. It appears 183,5. He should be upgraded at least to 183 cm. Could he be the 182,6 was a very por sleeping to him and he was doing exercise in the morning and gym?
plus said on 5/Jan/16
@Appe @Rob Rakitic says in Spanish after the doctor says 182.6: "It's smaller. I have shrunk!, with the age we go down". The doctor says "that means you have slept very little". So Rakitic is surprised
said on 30/Nov/15
@Rob I feel the 183,5cm measure is the right one. Images with other players suggest he is a strong 183cm at least (maybe 184cm). Don' t you think Rob?
Editor Rob: someone else couldn't hear/see anything mentioned when they watched the clip, so I'm not sure about that.
said on 31/Oct/15
First of all, are those machines very accurate, Rob? Second, Rakitic got a mesaurement which was near a cm taller than another measurement which is supposed to have done in the morning, 10 am... So, the only explanation is that they've been measured litterally "out of bed", like they slept near the clinic and measured right after they woke up! Pique does look shorter than a guy like Ibra and visibly shorter than Kobe, i can't believe he's really 194.7!!! He looks more near 192, so 194.7 out of bed is not impossible but that can't be his low...
[Editor Rob: we don't really know if these are values, going on what the other commenter said, he can't hear anything said.]
said on 31/Oct/15
if you can read so good can you help me about Xavi at 23 sec?
Adriano at 43 sec?
Messi at 2:27
[Editor Rob: I'm sure that Doctor said 'Don't worry Messi, we right down 2 extra cm, nobody going to know *wink*']
plus said on 31/Oct/15
@You-90 They don't say measurements, I can't hear them. Where did you see 183,5 Rakitic and 194,7 for Pique??
said on 30/Oct/15
Rob, Watch This. Click Here
Rakitic's 183.5 cm & Piqué 194.7 cm
[Editor Rob: so 2 different measurements, which one is the right one...is Pique really 6ft 4.5 range?]
said on 27/Oct/15
I would list him as 182,5 or 183 cm. Medical measurement is normally like 3 hours o more since you wake up. His height there is very real and very close to evening measurent. The morning height quickly go down when you are 3 hours outside of bed, so if he was measured at 18:00 that day, I bet he woudn't not be less tan 182,5. Rakitic perhaps when he woke up that day was around 183,5
[Editor Rob: in this case his measurement was somewhere near to 10am, so he would still lose another fraction by afternoon. ]
Rober said on 27/Oct/15
I know him and he is 1,84
Appe 6ft 0.5 said on 1/Oct/15
I don t understand Spanish language but in the video about his medical, just after he was measured, he says something to the doctor who answers something like "forse ha dormito poco"/ maybe you have sleep not much. Ivan is kind of surprised when the doctor tells him he is 182,6cm
Dave said on 26/Sep/15
Hi Rob, can you list Alexis Sanchez's height on site?
grizz said on 25/Sep/15
Oh, if that's measured in the morning and no training involved, then I'd say 5ft11.75 is a fair listing.
Judd ISR said on 23/Sep/15
Andrea it depends by his shrinkage amount.
Also if he wokes up at 8am, then at 10 am he could have already lost about 60% of his daily amount, considering that a person can loose roughly 1 cms in the first hour since he woke up...
182,6 cms after 2 hours might be a 181,8-9 cms at low point, so 5'11.75" is the best listing I'd say...5'11.5" would be extremely prudential
This is the reason why the morning height isn't the best height!
said on 22/Sep/15
Well, it still depends on what time he woke up! If it is like 6 am, then he won't be much under 5'11.75, really! 8 am, maybe you could say he's more 5'11.5...
[Editor Rob: to be fair he could have had a nervous night, I think if I was joining Barca, the night before I might not get much sleep!]
said on 21/Sep/15
From Barcelona's website: "The Croatian was at the Ciutat Esportiva for his medical, which lasted for about an hour, at nine this morning"
Rob, I'd say 5'11.75" is more fair.
[Editor Rob: good find I will mention that roughly 10am...11.75 is the most I'd give him with 11.5 being like afternoon range.]
grizz said on 21/Sep/15
I guess that was measured right after intense training - basically, measurement at his absolute low?
Scott said on 21/Sep/15
182.6 is 1.82m
John said on 20/Sep/15
Rob what time was the measurement? If in the evening then 6ft is good. If morning surely 5'11.5 or 5'11.75 is more correct?
said on 20/Sep/15
Rob, why don't you list him as 5'11.875? You have already listed some guy like this who gave an exact measured height..
[Editor Rob: I think within a small fraction of six, it is fine to go with that six foot as the listing. If the measurement was early in the morning like 10-11am then maybe 11.75 is better listing.]