Ivica Grnja

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Ivica Grnja
Personal information
Full name Ivan Grnja
Date of birth (1949-04-26) 26 April 1949 (age 66)
Place of birth Darda, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976 Toronto Metros-Croatia 5 (1)
1979 Tampa Bay Rowdies 10 (0)
Total 15 (1)
Teams managed
1991 NK Osijek
1993–1994 NK Osijek
2005 Croatia U21
2008–2011 Croatia U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ivan "Ivica" Grnja, also known as John Grnja (born 26 April 1949) is a Croatian football manager and former professional player. He was born in Darda.


Playing career[edit]

Grnja played in the North American Soccer League for the Toronto Metros-Croatia and the Tampa Bay Rowdies.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Grnja has managed Croatian club side NK Osijek on two occasions - in 1991, and between 1993 and 1994.

Grnja also managed the Croatia under-21 side in 2005,[2] and the under-19 side in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ "NASL career stats". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Job done for Serbia and Montenegro". UEFA. 16 November 2005. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rivals threaten talented Germany". UEFA. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2012.