Ivo Iličević

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Ivo Iličević
Ivo Ilicevic1112.jpg
in the jersey of 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2011)
birthday November 14, 1986
place of birth AschaffenburgGermany
size 174 cm
position midfield
Years station
1992-1996 1. FC Südring Aschaffenburg
1996-2004 Viktoria Aschaffenburg
2004-2005 SV Darmstadt 98
Years station Games (goals) 1
2005-2006 SV Darmstadt 98 44 0(8)
2006-2009 VfL Bochum 25 0(2)
2008-2009 →  SpVgg Greuther Fürth  (loan) 38 0(4)
2009-2011 1. FC Kaiserslautern 55 (10)
2011-2016 Hamburger SV 84 (10)
2013-2015 Hamburger SV II 3 0(0)
2016-2017 Anzhi Makhachkala 12 0(2)
2017-2018 FK Qairat Almaty 32 0(7)
2019 1. FC Nuremberg 3 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2007-2008 Croatia U 21 11 (5)
2010-2013 Croatia 8 (1)
1 Only league games are given.
As of May 31, 2019

Ivo Iličević [ iʋɔ ilitʃɛʋitɕ ] (born November 14, 1986 in Aschaffenburg , Germany ) is a Croatian football player .




Iličević was taken to soccer by his brother when he was six and then played for eight years at SV Viktoria Aschaffenburg as a youth. In 2004 he moved to the A youth team from SV Darmstadt 98 .

SV Darmstadt 98

During the winter break of the 2004/05 season he made the leap into the first team in Darmstadt, which was playing in the regional league at the time. Under coach Bruno Labbadia Iličević developed into a regular player and made his debut on March 24, 2005 (20th match day) in a 3-0 home win over SC Pfullendorf ; he scored the 1-0 opening goal. In two seasons he played 44 games and scored eight goals.

VfL Bochum

For the 2006/07 season Iličević moved to Bundesliga club VfL Bochum . He signed a four-year contract until June 2010. On August 12, 2006 (1st matchday) in the 1: 2 defeat in the away game against 1. FSV Mainz 05 he made his debut for VfL when he played in the 57th minute for Oliver Schröder was substituted on. His first Bundesliga goal on September 24, 2006 (5th match day) was also the 2-1 winner against Arminia Bielefeld .

Loan to Fürth and move to Kaiserslautern

In the winter break 2007/08 he was loaned to the second division Greuther Fürth , then for the 2009/10 season to 1. FC Kaiserslautern , who contracted him in June 2010. In the 2009/10 season he was increasingly used as a substitute, Iličević increased significantly in his second year. With the Palatinate, he was promoted to the Bundesliga, in which he scored the final goal in a 3-1 win in Cologne on August 21, 2010 (1st matchday) . During the first half of the season he scored four more goals, contributed five assists and developed into one of the top performers within the team.

Hamburger SV

On August 31, 2011, Hamburger SV Iličević signed. He signed a four-year contract until June 30, 2015 and was given the number 11. His debut for Hamburger SV was delayed because he saw a red card in his last game for 1. FC Kaiserslautern and injured himself immediately. On October 16, 2011, he made his debut for HSV in the game against SC Freiburg by substitution in the 66th minute and scored the 2-1 winning goal in the 74th minute. In his first season he played due to various injuries, including a. a hamstring, only 18 times and scored two goals.

In the 2012/13 season he suffered a torn muscle fiber in the game against Hannover 96 (2-1) at the end of September 2012 , which is why he was out for about seven weeks. After Iličević had not played in the squad three times, he made his comeback on December 15, 2012 (17th matchday) in the game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen (3-0). In the second half of the season he was out for more than ten weeks due to an abdominal muscle strain and played a game for the club's second team before returning to the team. This season he only made eight appearances and one goal. Also in the 2013/14 season he was only used from the 10th matchday, but then played regularly and scored three goals in 18 games.

In the first half of the 2014/15 season Iličević came in the first two games under Mirko Slomka to two starting eleven appearances. Otherwise the bad luck with injuries remained loyal to him. Under Josef Zinnbauer , who took over the team from the 4th game day, Iličević was no longer used. During the winter break, he did not travel with the team to the training camp in Dubai , as he should no longer be taken into account in the sports planning of the coaching team. After two appearances in the second team in the Regionalliga Nord Iličević returned to the starting line-up of HSV on matchday 25. Nevertheless, Iličević was informed at the end of March 2015 that his contract, which expired at the end of the season, would not be extended. Under the new coach Bruno Labbadia Iličević showed good performances and became an important player in the relegation battle. He scored the 1-1 equalizer in the relegation first leg against Karlsruher SC .

After the HSV had achieved relegation, his contract was extended by one year. In the first half of the 2015/16 season Iličević remained free of injuries and played all 17 games in which he scored two goals. In January 2016, Iličević announced that he would not renew his expiring contract.

Time in Russia and Kazakhstan

After his contract in Hamburg Iličević joined the Russian first division club Anzhi Makhachkala . After half a year, in which he scored two goals in twelve games, he moved to FK Qairat Almaty in Kazakhstan .

1. FC Nuremberg

On January 30, 2019, the midfielder signed a contract with German Bundesliga promoted 1. FC Nürnberg . However, it was only enough for three short assignments, the club was relegated and the contract ended in July 2019.

National team

He made his debut for the Croatian U-21 national team on May 30, 2007 against a Croatian regional selection , against whom he scored three goals within twenty minutes. In his third international match on June 6, 2007, he scored two goals in a 3-2 win over Greece .

On September 29, 2008 Iličević was appointed by Slaven Bilić in the squad of the senior team for the qualifying matches for the 2010 World Cup against Ukraine and Andorra ; was not used, however. On September 26, 2010 he was nominated again for international matches against Israel and Norway. On October 12, he made his national team debut against Norway. On February 9, 2011 he scored his first international goal with his goal to make it 4-2 against the Czech Republic. Due to a muscle injury, Iličević was unable to take part in the 2012 European Football Championship .


Iličević has four siblings. His older brother Jakov is also a soccer player and was active with Ivo at 1. FC Südring Aschaffenburg and Viktoria Aschaffenburg.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Page no longer available , search in web archives: Talent with Down to Earth, www.christuskirche-bochum.de from September 24, 2006@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.christuskirche-bochum.de
  2. Ivo Ilicevic signs by 2010 , www.kicker.de of 14 June 2006
  3. RP Online: Ilicevic strengthens VfL Bochum  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.rp-online.de  
  4. ^ Hamburger Sport-Verein eV (ed.): Perfect: HSV obliges Ivo Ilicevic. In: Hamburger SV website. 2011, archived from the original on November 26, 2011 ; accessed in 2011 .
  5. HSV Fußball AG (ed.): Off to Dubai . In: Hamburger SV website. January 10, 2015, archived from the original on January 13, 2015 ; accessed on January 11, 2015 .
  6. HSV Fußball AG (Ed.): Personnel discussions were continued . In: Hamburger SV website. March 28, 2015, archived from the original on March 31, 2015 ; accessed on March 28, 2015 .
  7. HSV Fußball AG (Ed.): HSV extends for one year with Ivo Ilicevic . In: Hamburger SV website. June 29, 2015, archived from the original on June 30, 2015 ; Retrieved June 29, 2015 .
  8. HSV Fußball AG (ed.): "I'm only in the here and now!" In: Internet presence of Hamburger SV. 2016, archived from the original on January 26, 2016 ; accessed on January 26, 2016 .
  9. Hamburger Abendblatt: HSV welcomes Walace and a new young professional , accessed on January 30, 2017
  10. The ink is dry! Ilicevic changes to the club on nordbayern.de , from January 30, 2019, accessed on January 31, 2019
  11. News on sport1.de ( Memento of the original from July 25, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.sport1.de
  12. Ilicevic with the national team of Croatia ( Memento from December 26, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
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  14. fck.de: Ivo Ilicevic meets for Croatia ( Memento from February 13, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) February 9, 2011. Retrieved on February 10, 2011
  15. Bitter: Ilicevic also has to pass , accessed on June 7, 2012