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Ivica Osim

Personal information
Date of birth06 May 1941(age 75)
Place of birthSarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Ivan "Ivica" Osim (born 6 May 1941 in Sarajevo) is a Bosnian former football player and manager. He was most recently head coach of Japan, before he suffered a stroke in November 2007 and left the post. On April 18, 2011 FIFA announced that Osim will head an interim committee to run the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina after the country was suspended from all international competitions.

As a player, he was a member of the Yugoslavia national team and played in the 1964 Olympics. As assistant manager, he won a bronze medal with Yugoslavia at the 1984 Olympics, and reached the quarterfinals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup as the manager of Yugoslavia.


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