Ivica Olić


Profile Football Stars | Ivica Olić | After another season at Marsonia Successful - in the 2000-01 season, he scored 17 goals in 29 games - in 2001, he moved to NK Zagreb where he scored 21 goals in 28 appearances and helped his team win the league. Following the season, he moved to Dinamo Zagreb, where he scored 16 goals in 27 games, and Became the best striker of the Croatian First League. Ivica Olic is a Croatian professional footballer WHO plays for Bayern Munich in Germany and internationally for the Croatian national team.

In 2003, Olic was acquired by CSKA Moscow. With CSKA Moscow, he won the UEFA Cup in 2005, the Russian Premier League three times (in 2003, 2005 and 2006), the Russian Cup twice (in 2005 and 2006), and the Russian Super Cup twice (2004 and 2006). In October 2007, Olic scored a hat-trick in the Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart, the which Hamburg won 4-1. He was the first player in the club's history to score three successive goals in one half.

Effectively Olic won the 2008 Emirates Cup for Hamburg, with two injury time goals against Juventus Increasing the team's points tally to an unassailable level (due to the points-for-goals system). On 3 January 2009, Olic signed a three year contract with Bundesliga rivals Bayern MunichOn 8 August, his Bayern debut, he scored the opening goal against TSG Hoffenheim in a 1-1 draw and soon Became a favorite with the Bayern fans. The game ended 3-2. Bayern, however, won on away goals. This knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League.

Olic was part of the Croatian national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup where he played in two games and scored one goal, but an Important one against the which Italy ended 2-1 for Croatia. Olic also played three games for Croatia in Euro 2004, and two games in 2006 FIFA World Cup. Olic was named in Croatia's 23-man squad for Euro 2008. On 12 June, he scored in the 62nd minute of Croatia's second Group B match against Germany to give the Croats a shock 2-1 win over the pre-tournament favorites.  Olic was recalled to the side for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. He Contributed three goals in eight games, but missed out on Croatia a play-off spot by a point.

Personal information
Full name Ivica Olic
Date of birth 14 September 1979 (age 32)
Place of birth Davor, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward

Club information
Current club Bayern Munich
Number 11

Youth career
Davor Posavac

Senior career
years Team
1996-1998 Marsonia 42 (17)
1998-2000 Hertha BSC II 30 (10)
1998-2000 Hertha BSC 2 (0)
2000-2001 Marsonia 42 (21)
NK Zagreb 2001-2002 29 (21)
2002-2003 Dinamo Zagreb 27 (16)
2003-2007 CSKA Moscow 78 (35)
2007-2009 Hamburger SV 78 (29)
2009 - Bayern Munich 48 (13)

National team
Croatia U17 1996 3 (0)
1997 Croatia U18 1 (0)
Croatia 1997-1998 U19 9 (1)
1998 Croatia U20 1 (0)
Croatia U21 2000-2001 6 (2)
2002 - Croatia 76 (15)


NK Zagreb
     Croatian League: 2001-02

Dinamo Zagreb
     Croatian League: 2002-03

CSKA Moscow
     Russian Premier League: 2003, 2005, 2006
     Russian Cup: 2005, 2006
     Russian Super Cup: 2004, 2006
     UEFA Cup: 2005

FC Bayern Munich
     Bundesliga: 2009-10
     DFB-Pokal: 2010
     DFB-Supercup: 2010

     Croatian Football Player of the Year: 2009
     Croatian First League Player of the Year: 2002, 2003


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