Ivan Perisic

Squad No. 14
Date of Birth February 2, 1989
Age 33
Height 186cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Split
Previous Clubs FC Bayern

Ivan Perišić (born 2 February 1989) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Croatia national team.

Usually deployed as a winger, he can also be played as an attacking midfielder or second striker.

A product of the Hajduk Split and Sochaux youth academies, Perišić 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 him a transfer to Borussia Dortmund, with whom he won the 2011–12 Bundesliga, before signing with VfL Wolfsburg for €8 million in January 2013. He remained there for two and a half seasons, winning the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final, before moving to Inter Milan for €16 million. In 2019, he joined Bayern Munich on loan, winning the treble.

Perišić 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. Instrumental to Croatia’s second “golden generation”, Perišić is the nation’s player with most goals created at the major tournaments (11), and the first Croatian player ever to score in a World Cup final.

On 31 October 2020, Perišić scored his first goal of the season for Inter Milan in a 2–2 home draw against Parma. On 3 November, he scored his first Champions League goal for Inter Milan in a 2–3 defeat against Real Madrid. During the spring part of the season, Perišić was praised by Conte for successfully adapting to his system, moving from the position of a winger to that of a wing-back.

On 2 May 2021, four matchdays before the end of the season, Sassuolo drew 1–1 with Atalanta at home, meaning that Inter mathematically secured the Serie A title. It was Inter’s first league title since 2009–10 season, ending Juventus’ nine-season-long league-winning streak. The title was also Perišić’s first trophy with the Nerrazzuri.