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Former Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic announces retirement

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Ivica Olic, shown here playing for 1860 Munich, has announced he is retiring from professional football.

Ivica Olic is calling time on his career, after announcing he is retiring from professional football.

Olic, 37, started out at Marsonia in his home country of Croatia, before moving to CSKA Moscow and then playing for Hamburg, Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and finally 1860 Munich in the Bundesliga. He also made 104 appearances for the Croatian national team, scoring 20 goals.

"I'm ready to hang up my boots," Olic told German newspaper Bild. "I think I can leave football with a clear conscience.

His...

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1860 Munich's Ivica Olic suspended, fined by DFB for match betting

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Ivica Olic has accepted the DFB's decision.

1860 Munich striker Ivica Olic has been suspended for two matches and fined €20,000 by the German Football Association (DFB) after being found guilty of betting on games.

The DFB released a statement saying that Olic, 37, made online bets of three-figure amounts on a number of matches in August and September.

The former Croatia international placed bets on nine matches in his own division -- Germany's second tier -- though "he did not bet on games of 1860 Munich," the DFB said.

According to...

1860 Munich sign Ivica Olic on one-year deal

Ivica Olic of Hamburger SV during the Telekom Cup friendly match between Hamburger SV and FC Augsburg on July 12, 2015 at the Borussia Park stadium in Monchengladbach, Germany.
Ivica Olic has joined 1860 Munich on a one-year deal.

German second division club 1860 Munich announced the signing of former Bayern Munich player Ivica Olic on a one-year-deal.

Olic, 36, joins the Bavarian side as free agent after a one-year stint at Hamburg. The centre-forward made only nine appearances last campaign due to a thigh-injury and was set to retire.

"Generally, one doesn't have to say much about Ivica. His vita speaks for itself," 1860 Munich sporting director Thomas Eichin told the club's official website.

"We know that he always gives...

 By PA Sport

Hamburg's retiring Croatia international Ivica Olic suffers injury

Ivica Olic will retire at the end of the monh to take on a coaching role at Hamburg.

Hamburg forward Ivica Olic may have played his last game as a professional footballer after being ruled out for up to a month with a torn thigh muscle.

The 36-year-old is expected to be out for between three and four weeks after suffering an injury in training on Tuesday, the club announced on their official Twitter account.

Ivica Olic considers MLS move after falling out of favour at Hamburg

Croatia international Ivica Olic could leave Hamburg in January and move to Major League Soccer ahead of the 2016 season.

Olic, 36, joined Hamburg from Wolfsburg in January for a second spell at the club, and was a regular as they successfully battled to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.

But this season the Croatia international has struggled to break into Bruno Labbadia's side and has made only five league appearances as a late substitute.

"It's a fact that for the first time in my career I...

Ivica Olic seals Hamburg move from Wolfsburg

Ivica Olic has returned to Hamburg from Wolfsburg on an 18-month contract, HSV have announced.

Olic, 35, said it had been his "dream" to return to HSV, where he had scored 29 goals in 78 games between 2007 and 2009.

The former Croatia international, who left Hamburg for Bayern Munich before joining Wolfsburg in 2012, returns to a club that narrowly avoided relegation last season and is currently only outside the drop zone on goal difference.

Olic, who scored five goals for Wolfsburg this season,...