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Ivica Olic

34-Year-Old Forward     VfL Wolfsburg  Bundesliga


Croatia

Birthdate:  September 14, 1979    Birthplace:  Davor, SFR Yugoslavia    Nationality:  Croatia    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  187 lbs    

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Olic has admitted that joining Stoke City is his preferred move this summer, Sky Sports reports.

Olic currently plays for German club Wolfsburg, but is out of contract at the end of this season. After having a transfer to Stoke City rejected by Wolfsburg during January, Olic will be able to join the Potters as a free agent this summer. In 22 Bundesliga appearances this season, the 34-year-old has tallied eight goals and three assists.

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January 10, 2014

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Olic has seen a transfer to the Premiership's Stoke City rejected, ESPN FC reports.

Olic currently leads Wolfsburg with seven goals through 17 starts this season, but since his contract with the Bundesliga side is set to expire at season's end, Stoke City was keen to submit a cut-price bid. However, with Wolfsburg intent on keeping its experienced striker, it appears the Potters will be forced to look elsewhere to boost their struggling attack.

November 9, 2013

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Olic scored in the 69th minute of Saturday's 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

The goal was Olic's sixth in league play this year and second in his last three games. He is already well on his way to matching and ultimately passing the nine goals he scored in 28 appearances last season for Wolfsburg.

September 23, 2013

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Olic scored in the 44th and 48th minutes during Saturday's 2-1 win over TSG Hoffenheim.

Olic has now scored four times in his last three Bundesliga matches after failing to find the back of the net in Wolfsburg's first three league games of the season.

September 14, 2013

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Olic scored in the 39th minute to tie Saturday's match against Bayer Leverkusen at 1-1. However, Wolfsburg were unable to hold on and eventually lost 3-1.

Olic has now scored in back-to-back Bundesliga matches, taking eight shots over that span, with four landing on goal. Up next is Hoffenheim on September 21.

June 6, 2012

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Olic (thigh) has been ruled out of Euro 2012, SkySports reports.

It has just been injury after injury for Olic, and there was outside hope he'd be ready. Croatia is talented, but not deep. Losing a player like Olic and replacing him with Nikola Kalinic, a player who could barely get time with Blackburn, indicates just how far the fall-off is.

July 2, 2011

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Olic is returning to training (knee) after being out of action for more than eight months, Goal.com reports.

This gives Bayern just one more option up front.

April 7, 2010

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Olic had a breakout Champions League quarterfinal, scoring in both legs of Bayern Munich's stunning elimination of Manchester United.

Olic, who won't get a chance to play in the World Cup dues to Croatia failing to qualify. Regardless, on soccer's second largest stage, the Croatian striker was mammoth against the most famous club on the planet.