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Ivica Olić
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Olić coaching CSKA Moscow in 2021
Personal information
Full name Ivica Olić
Date of birth 14 September 1979 (1979-09-14) (age 42)
Place of birth Davor, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Croatia (assistant)
Youth career
Posavac Davor
Marsonia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Marsonia 42 (17)
1998–2000 Hertha BSC II 30 (10)
1998–2000 Hertha BSC 2 (0)
2000–2001 Marsonia 42 (21)
2001–2002 NK Zagreb 28 (21)
2002–2003 Dinamo Zagreb 27 (16)
2003–2007 CSKA Moscow 78 (35)
2007–2009 Hamburger SV 78 (29)
2009–2012 Bayern Munich 55 (13)
2012–2015 VfL Wolfsburg 78 (28)
2015–2016 Hamburger SV 25 (2)
2016–2017 1860 Munich 30 (5)
Total 515 (197)
National team
1996 Croatia U17 3 (0)
1997 Croatia U18 1 (0)
1997–1998 Croatia U19 9 (1)
1998 Croatia U20 1 (0)
2000–2001 Croatia U21 6 (2)
2002–2015 Croatia 104 (20)
Teams managed
2017–2021 Croatia (assistant)
2021 CSKA Moscow
2021– Croatia (assistant)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ivica Olić ( born 14 September 1979) is a Croatian professional football manager and former player who is an assistant coach of the Croatia national team.

During his career, he played for German Bundesliga clubs such as Hamburger SV, VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich, as well as CSKA Moscow, winning the 2004–05 UEFA Cup for the latter, and also for the Croatia national team. Olić primarily played as a striker but could also operate as a winger. He has been described as a relentless pursuer of the ball and possessing "power and a decent bit of pace with him". Former Croatia manager Slaven Bilić described him as a typical "match-winner" and "king of important matches" due to his ability to score in important matches against big opponents. Named the Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Olić appeared with Bayern Munich in two UEFA Champions League finals, in 2010 and 2012.

Olić represented Croatia at three FIFA World Cups–in 2002, 2006 and 2014–and two UEFA European Championships–in 2004 and 2008; earning his 100th cap on 16 November 2014, before retiring from international football in 2015.

He started his coaching career in 2017, joining the coaching staff upon appointment of Zlatko Dalić as Croatia national team head coach. He helped the team reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final and qualify for UEFA Euro 2020, interrupting his tenure with the team to briefly coach his former club CSKA Moscow.

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