Ivica Vastić

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Ivica Vastić
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Personal information
Full name Ivica Vastić
Date of birth (1969-09-29) 29 September 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Split, Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990-1991
1991-1992
1992-1993
1993
1994
1994-2002
2002-2003
2003-2005
2005-2009
Split
First Vienna
St. Pölten
Mödling
Duisburg
Sturm Graz
Nagoya Grampus Eight
Austria Wien
LASK Linz
National team
1996-2008 Austria
Teams managed
2009-10
2010-
Waidhofen
FK Austria Wien Amateure
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivica Vastić (born 29 September 1969) is a former Austrian football player. He has played for Austria national team.

Career[change | change source]

Vastic started his career with RNK Split although he was invited to play with Split's major club Hajduk. 1991, during the separation war in Croatia, he went to Vienna, where he played for First Vienna FC 1894 in the second division. The next two years he played for VSE St. Pölten, Admira Wacker in Austria and MSV Duisburg in Germany. 1994 he went to SK Sturm Graz where he stayed until 2002. This was the most successful time of his career. He became champion (2), won the cup(3) and the Supercup (3). He also played three times in the Champions League and reached in the season 2000/01 the second stage of the Champion League.

In 2002 he went to Japan and played for Nagoya Grampus Eight. But 2003 he returned to Austria and played two seasons for FK Austria Wien, where he again won the Cup. The last four years of his career he played for LASK Linz in the second division and won the championship in the 2006/07 season. LASK promoted to the Austrian Bundesliga.

After his playing career he started his career as coach. He refused an offer from LASK as assistance coach and started as coach of FC Waidhofen/Ybbs in the third division. There he started with the title in the league. After one year there he became coach of FK Austria Vienna's amateur team.

In 1996 Vastić obtained the Austrian citizenship. Although he was once nominated for Croatia's team he could play for Austria. He played 50 matches and shot 14 goals. In 1998 he played for Austria in the FIFA World Cup and shot one goal. In 2008 he played for Austria in the UEFA European Championship where he scored the only goal for Austria.

Ivica Vastić is married and has 3 children. His oldest son Anton is a talented footballer and played for the U16 team of Austria. Together with the author Karin Ammerer he wrote a book about a coach who forms a team with Austrian and foreign children. (Gemeinsam gewinnen wir! Fußball verbindet - Together we win! Football binds)

Honours[change | change source]

As player:

As manager:

Club career statistics[change | change source]

[2]

Club performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
YugoslaviaLeague
1990/91 Split 22 5
AustriaLeague
1991/92 First Vienna Bundesliga 23 8
1992/93 St. Pölten Bundesliga 34 18
1993/94 Admira Wacker Bundesliga 18 7
GermanyLeague
1993/94 Duisburg Bundesliga 10 0
AustriaLeague
1994/95 Sturm Graz Bundesliga 35 7
1995/96 31 20
1996/97 33 13
1997/98 30 14
1998/99 30 14
1999/00 35 31
2000/01 24 8
2001/02 32 17
JapanLeague
2002 Nagoya Grampus Eight J. League 1 18 10
2003 9 3
AustriaLeague
2003/04 Austria Wien Bundesliga 35 4
2004/05 32 10
2005/06 LASK Linz First League 31 19
2006/07 31 23
2007/08 Bundesliga 32 13
2008/09 29 4
Country Yugoslavia 22 5
Austria 515 230
Germany 10 0
Japan 27 13
Total 574 248

International career statistics[change | change source]

Austria national team
YearAppsGoals
1996 3 0
1997 6 1
1998 11 4
1999 5 4
2000 3 2
2001 9 0
2002 3 0
2003 0 0
2004 2 0
2005 4 1
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 4 2
Total 50 14

References[change | change source]

  1. "Österreichs Torschützenkönige". www.oberliga-a.at. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  2. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Ivica Vastić". www.national-football-teams.com.