Ivica Olić

  • Date of birth : 14/09/1979
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
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Ivica Olić

Ivica Olić

A busy, scavenging forward with a deft yet powerful left foot, Ivica Olić is particularly dangerous on the counterattack. He missed most of the 2010/11 season with a knee injury but returned to competitive action for Croatia in the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying play-off against Turkey and scored after two minutes to shape the destiny of the tie.

• Top scorer and champion in the Croatian top flight with two clubs, NK Zagreb and GNK Dinamo Zagreb, in successive seasons (2001/02 and 2002/03) – a unique feat.

• Joined PFC CSKA Moskva midway through the 2003 season, scoring seven goals in ten games as the Army Men won the Russian title; added two more championship triumphs and two Russian Cup wins plus victory in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup.

• Scored in a 2-1 win against Italy at the 2002 FIFA World Cup on his competitive international debut; established himself over the remainder of the decade as a key team member, earning his 50th cap − and scoring − in a famous 3-2 triumph over England in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier at Wembley.

• Moved to Hamburger SV in January 2007; scored 29 goals in 78 Bundesliga games and nine in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup prior to joining FC Bayern München on a free transfer.

• Scored on his Bundesliga debut for Bayern – a 1-1 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on 8 August 2009 − and started the last match of the campaign as the Bavarians lost the UEFA Champions League final to FC Internazionale Milano.

• Missed seven months of the 2010/11 season after undergoing knee surgery to repair damaged cartilage and meniscus; returned to the first-team fold in August 2011, scoring on his second game back against, of all clubs, Hamburg.

• Agreed a summer move to VfL Wolfsburg in April 2012, a day after Bayern reached the UEFA Champions League final; had his penalty saved by Petr Čech in the showpiece shoot-out against Chelsea FC. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2010, 2012
UEFA Cup: winner 2005

Last updated: 30/05/12 12.58CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1CroatiaCroatia3100
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia4-0Korea Rep.Korea Rep.4600
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0SerbiaSerbia8311
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia1700
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia0-1ScotlandScotland9000
10.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal6700
03.08.2013German DFB CupFirst roundKarlsruheKarlsruhe1-3WolfsburgWolfsburg8700
10.08.2013German BundesligaHannoverHannover2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg6600
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein2-3CroatiaCroatia6300
17.08.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg4-0SchalkeSchalke8100
24.08.2013German BundesligaMainzMainz2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg8400
31.08.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-0HerthaHertha9010
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia5700
14.09.2013German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen3-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
21.09.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1HoffenheimHoffenheim8620
24.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundWolfsburgWolfsburg2-0AalenAalen9000
28.09.2013German BundesligaBayernBayern1-0WolfsburgWolfsburg8400
05.10.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg0-2BraunschweigBraunschweig7000
20.10.2013German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg7500
26.10.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-0BremenBremen8411
02.11.2013German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
09.11.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1DortmundDortmund8010
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia4400
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland8000
23.11.2013German BundesligaNürnbergNürnberg1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg7700
29.11.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1HamburgHamburg8500
04.12.2013German DFB CupThird roundWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1FC Ingolstadt 04FC Ingolstadt 042910
08.12.2013German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg0-3WolfsburgWolfsburg8510
14.12.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-1StuttgartStuttgart7900
22.12.2013German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-2WolfsburgWolfsburg7900
25.01.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-3HannoverHannover6910
01.02.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg5900
08.02.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-0MainzMainz2701
12.02.2014German DFB CupQuarter-finalsHoffenheimHoffenheim2-3WolfsburgWolfsburg1000
22.02.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-1LeverkusenLeverkusen3901
02.03.2014German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim6-2WolfsburgWolfsburg1000
15.03.2014German BundesligaBraunschweigBraunschweig1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg1800
22.03.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1AugsburgAugsburg9010
25.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-3WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
29.03.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt9010
05.04.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
12.04.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg4-1NürnbergNürnberg9011
15.04.2014German DFB CupSemi-finalsDortmundDortmund2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
19.04.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-3WolfsburgWolfsburg8311
26.04.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-2FreiburgFreiburg8200
03.05.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
10.05.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach9000
31.05.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia2-1MaliMali7300
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundCroatiaCroatia1-0AustraliaAustralia1300
12.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageBrazilBrazil3-1CroatiaCroatia9000
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon0-4CroatiaCroatia6910
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCroatiaCroatia1-3MexicoMexico6900

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General info

  • Name: Ivica Olić
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/09/1979 (34)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Wolfsburg ( GER)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 85kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    19/09/02: Dinamo Zagreb 6-0 Zalaegerszeg
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    01/05/96: Croatia 2-1 Switzerland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-2162
Croatia U-1871
Croatia U-1630

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
CSKA Moskva153
UEFA Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb43
CSKA Moskva80
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
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