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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

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Match log

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Ivica Olić
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/09/1979 (35)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Wolfsburg ( GER)

  • Height: 181cm
  • Weight: 85kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • 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

TeamPGS
Croatia295
Croatia U-2162
Croatia U-1871
Croatia U-1630
Total458

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
CSKA Moskva153
Bayern179
Total3212
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb43
Hamburg2611
CSKA Moskva80
Wolfsburg30
Total4114
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Hamburg20
Total20
Last updated: 24/10/2014 01:19 CET
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