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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

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/12/2014 02:39 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-1CroatiaCroatia3100
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0SerbiaSerbia8311
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundWalesWales1-2CroatiaCroatia1700
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia0-1ScotlandScotland9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-1CroatiaCroatia5700
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland0-0CroatiaCroatia4400
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentCroatiaCroatia2-0IcelandIceland8000
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
17.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundSV Darmstadt 98SV Darmstadt 980-0
(4-5(p))
WolfsburgWolfsburg12000
22.08.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
30.08.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-2FrankfurtFrankfurt7000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia2-0MaltaMalta1100
13.09.2014German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
18.09.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageEvertonEverton4-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
24.09.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-0WolfsburgWolfsburg4500
27.09.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1BremenBremen8610
02.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1LOSCLOSC6200
05.10.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-0AugsburgAugsburg1400
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1CroatiaCroatia9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia6-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan1400
18.10.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg7700
23.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageKrasnodarKrasnodar2-4WolfsburgWolfsburg7800
26.10.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-0MainzMainz9000
01.11.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart0-4WolfsburgWolfsburg8500
09.11.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-0HamburgHamburg8510
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundItalyItaly1-1CroatiaCroatia6800
22.11.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-2WolfsburgWolfsburg7210
27.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageWolfsburgWolfsburg0-2EvertonEverton1500
30.11.2014German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach9000
06.12.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover1-3WolfsburgWolfsburg6600
11.12.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLOSCLOSC0-3WolfsburgWolfsburg4500
17.12.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund2-2WolfsburgWolfsburg600

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
Croatia305
Croatia U-2162
Croatia U-1871
Croatia U-1630
Total468

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
CSKA Moskva153
Bayern179
Total3212
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Dinamo Zagreb43
Hamburg2611
CSKA Moskva80
Wolfsburg50
Total4314
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Hamburg20
Total20
Last updated: 12/12/2014 01:21 CET
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