Ivo Iličević

  • Date of birth : 14/11/1986
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
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Ivo Iličević

Ivo Iličević

Clubs: SV Darmstadt 98, VfL Bochum 1848, SpVgg Greuther Fürth (loan), 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Hamburger SV

A relative newcomer to senior international football with Croatia, Ivo Iličević has spent his entire career to date in Germany, the country in which he was born. A versatile midfielder with an eye for goal, he has played for three Bundesliga clubs – VfL Bochum 1848, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Hamburger SV.

• Born in Germany to Bosnian-Croat parents, he left local club Viktoria Aschaffenburg for then Regionalliga Süd team SV Darmstadt 98 in January 2005.

• After eight goals in 44 league games for Darmstadt he was signed by Bochum and made his Bundesliga debut against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 12 August 2006, his first goal coming the following month in a 2-1 win at home to DSC Arminia Bielefeld.

• Moved on loan to second-tier SpVgg Greuther Fürth in January 2008 and remained there for 18 months, establishing himself as a Croatian Under-21 international and even earning a first call-up to the senior team in September 2008.

• Spent the 2009/10 season on loan at Kaiserslautern, where he proved a hit, helping the club win the 2. Bundesliga and return to the top flight; his reward was a permanent contract and a heightened profile that earned him a first senior cap for Croatia in October 2010 against Norway; his first goal for Slaven Bilić's side came on 9 February 2011, his third appearance, in a 4-2 friendly triumph over the Czech Republic.

• Joined Hamburg on transfer deadline day in August 2011 but managed only 11 starts and two goals in his first season with the club.

• Named in the Croatia squad for UEFA EURO 2012 but was forced to withdraw beforehand due to injury. 

UEFA honours

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Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/05/2016 14:34 CET
09.08.2015German DFB CupFirst roundJenaJena3-2HamburgHamburg12001
14.08.2015German BundesligaBayernBayern5-0HamburgHamburg6900
22.08.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-2StuttgartStuttgart9010
29.08.2015German BundesligaKölnKöln2-1HamburgHamburg9000
11.09.2015German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach0-3HamburgHamburg9001
19.09.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-0FrankfurtFrankfurt7600
22.09.2015German BundesligaIngolstadtIngolstadt0-1HamburgHamburg6500
26.09.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1SchalkeSchalke2800
03.10.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha3-0HamburgHamburg2800
17.10.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
23.10.2015German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim0-1HamburgHamburg6400
01.11.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-2HannoverHannover1700
07.11.2015German BundesligaDarmstadtDarmstadt1-1HamburgHamburg2500
20.11.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-1DortmundDortmund9000
28.11.2015German BundesligaBremenBremen1-3HamburgHamburg9011
05.12.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-3MainzMainz6500
12.12.2015German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1HamburgHamburg8100
19.12.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1AugsburgAugsburg9000
22.01.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-2BayernBayern6900
30.01.2016German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart2-1HamburgHamburg9000
14.02.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach2410
19.02.2016German BundesligaFrankfurtFrankfurt0-0HamburgHamburg2300
27.02.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-1IngolstadtIngolstadt4500
06.03.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-0HerthaHertha9000
13.03.2016German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-0HamburgHamburg6100
19.03.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-3HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
02.04.2016German BundesligaHannoverHannover0-3HamburgHamburg9010
09.04.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-2DarmstadtDarmstadt6700
17.04.2016German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-0HamburgHamburg9000
22.04.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1BremenBremen9000
30.04.2016German BundesligaMainzMainz0-0HamburgHamburg9000
07.05.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Ivo Iličević
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/11/1986 (29)
  • Country: Croatia
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Hamburg ( GER)

  • Height: 174cm
  • Weight: 63kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    02/06/07: Croatia 2-0 Faroe Islands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Croatia U-2184
Last updated: 16/05/2016 14:34 CET