2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Ivan PERISIC

Age
30
Height
186.0 cm
Date of Birth 02 February 1989
International Caps
73
International Goals
21

Split-born Ivan Perisic is undoubtedly one of the most important players in this current Croatia squad. In qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the experienced winger started 11 games, was never substituted and managed to score in the decisive 4-1 victory against Greece in the play-offs.

The ability to grab difficult games by the scruff of the neck and score at the vital moment is Perisic’s distinguishing characteristic, as shown by his memorable performance in the 4-0 hammering of Cameroon at the 2014 World Cup or his winning goal against Spain at UEFA EURO 2016. 

Perisic is just as well known for his unexpected moves on the pitch as he is off it: for example, during the last EURO, he began the tournament with a map of Croatia shaved into his head and then dyed his hair in the colours of the national flag.