Ivica Olic

Ivica Olic

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Ivica Olic is a Croatian football manager and former player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Croatia national team. Ivica Olic played for German Bundesliga clubs VfL Wolfsburg, Hamburger SV, and Bayern Munich, as well as the Croatia national team.

Early Life

Ivica Olic was born in Davor, Croatia on 14 September 1979. According to his birthdate, he is 43 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Virgo. Olic holds Croatian nationality while his ethnicity is not mentioned.

Regarding his family background, Ivica Olic is the son of Ivan Olić (Father) and Ana Olić (Mother). He also has two brothers named Dubravko Olić and Marin Olić. Aside from that, no extra information about his family is available in the media.

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Caption: Ivica Olic with his family source: Vecernji list

Education

Speaking of his educational background, Ivica Olic is a well-educated man. He completed his University level at a well-known University somewhere in Croatia.

Personal Life

Talking about his love life, Ivica Olic is currently married to Natalie Olić. They have two sons and a daughter, whose names are Luka, Antonio, and Lara, respectively. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he prefers to maintain a low media profile and leads a quiet private life.

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Caption: Ivica Olic with his wife Natalia source: Imago Images.

Career and Professional life

Club Career

Ivica Olic began playing football in 1996 for the local team NK Marsonia, where he had two successful seasons until being signed by Hertha BSC in 1998. He didn’t play much there and moved back to Marsonia the next season, where he won the Croatian Second League with his team and was promoted to the first division.

He transferred to NK Zagreb in 2001, where he made 28 appearances and scored 21 goals while helping his team win the title. The next year, he changed teams and joined Dinamo Zagreb, where he accumulated 16 goals in 27 games and rose to the top of the Croatian First League.

CSKA Moscow

Olic was signed by CSKA Moscow in 2003. His performance improved significantly, and he contributed with ten goals in twice as many games during the 2005 season. He won the UEFA Cup with CSKA Moscow in 2005, the Russian Super Cup twice (2004 and 2006), and the Russian Premier League three times (in 2003, 2005, and 2006).

Hamburger SV

Oli joined Hamburger SV in January 2007 and played his debut Bundesliga game there on January 31 against Energie Cottbus. Oli scored a hat-trick in the Bundesliga match that Hamburg won 4-1 against VfB Stuttgart in October 2007.

He became the first player in club history to score three goals in a row in one half. With two goals in stoppage time against Juventus, Oli virtually gave Hamburg the 2008 Emirates Cup, boosting their point total to an untouchable level.

Bayern Munich

Olic signed a three-year deal with Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich on January 3, 2009. He made his Bayern debut on August 8, 1899, against Hoffenheim and scored the game’s first goal in a 1-1 draw. Moreover, He quickly won the hearts of Bayern supporters.

He attained new heights when he scored an important goal in stoppage time of Bayern’s 2-1 Champions League quarterfinal (first leg) match against Manchester United in 2010.

In the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Lyon on April 27, 2010, he scored his first hat-trick for the Bavarians, scoring with his left foot, right foot, and head. Olic played his final match for Bayern in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final against Chelsea, replacing an injured Franck Ribéry in the 97th minute.

VfL Wolfsburg

At the beginning of the 2012–13 campaign, Olic signed with VfL Wolfsburg. He scored twice against Fortuna Düsseldorf and Greuther Fürth to give Wolfsburg its first Bundesliga goal of the season.

He added another goal to help Wolfsburg qualify for the semifinals of the DFB-Pokal against Kickers Offenbach on February 26, 2013. With 15 goals and 6 assists, he ended the year as the club’s first-choice striker. He scored a fantastic goal against his previous team Bayern Munich in the 2014–15 Bundesliga season opener.

Return to Hamburger SV

On January 30, 2015, Olic returned to Hamburger SV after agreeing to an 18-month contract for an unknown sum. Oli was handed the number 8, but Ivo Iliev altered it from 11 to 7 at the conclusion of the 2014–15 season, causing Oli to recover number 11, which he had previously worn at Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg, and also in his first stay at Hamburg.

1860 Munich

Oli signed a one-year contract with 2. Bundesliga team 1860 Munich on July 26, 2016.

International Career

In two matches for the Croatian national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Olic contributed to a 2-1 Croatia victory over Italy by scoring a crucial goal. Additionally, Olic participated in two games at the 2006 World Cup and three games at the UEFA Euro 2004 for Croatia.

In the very final qualifier of their group, Croatia overcame England 3-2 at Wembley Stadium and became the man of the match. In a World Cup qualifying match against Serbia on March 22, 2013, Oli assisted Mario Manduki and scored his first goal since November 2011.

Oli scored the game’s first goal in the 11th minute of the second group match against Cameroon on June 18 to help his team win 4-0. In an open letter to the public, Oli announced his retirement from international football on March 2, 2016. He had 104 caps for his nation and scored 20 goals.

Managerial career

On October 23, 2017, Olic became Zlatko Dali’s new head coach in Croatia’s World Cup qualifying match against Greece. On April 4, he made his league debut in a 2-1 victory over Tambov. Following two consecutive triumphs, Oli lost his fourth game, a 2-1 setback to Sochi, on April 18.

Oli concluded the season in sixth place after CSKA’s 3-2 loss to Dynamo Moscow on May 16, missing out on European competitions for the first time in 20 years. On June 15, he was abruptly fired, and Berezutski, who was joining Zlatko Dali’s squad for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, took his place.

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Caption: Ivica Olic coaching CSKA Moscow in 2021 source: Wikipedia.

Net Worth

Ivica Olic has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth in 2022 is around $1.6 million. However, Olic has not participated in a brand endorsement.

Body Measurements

Ivica Olic is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 0 inches (182 cm) and weighs about 82 kg (181 lbs). In addition, Olic has brown pair of eyes and brown hair color.

Social Media

Ivica Olic is active on his Instagram account @ivicaolic11 with 5,107 followers. He also has 320 followers on his Facebook account @Ivica Olic. Besides that, Olic is not active on any other social media sites including Twitter.

 

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