Ivica Vastić

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Ivica Vastić
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Personal information
Date of birth (1969-09-29) 29 September 1969 (age 44)
Place of birth Split, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Youth career
GOŠK Adriachem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 RNK Split 22 (5)
1991–1992 First Vienna 23 (8)
1992–1993 VSE St. Pölten 34 (18)
1993 Admira Wacker Mödling 18 (7)
1994 MSV Duisburg 10 (0)
1994–2002 Sturm Graz 250 (124)
2002–2003 Nagoya Grampus Eight 27 (13)
2003–2005 Austria Wien 67 (14)
2005–2009 LASK Linz 123 (59)
Total 561 (246)
National team
1996–2008 Austria 50 (14)
Teams managed
2009–2010 FC Waidhofen/Ybbs
2010–2011 FK Austria Wien Amateure
2011–2012 FK Austria
2012-2013 SV Gaflenz (assistant manager)
2013 SV Gaflenz
2013- SV Mattersburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2013

Ivica Vastić (Croatian pronunciation: [iʋit͡sa ʋastit͡ɕ]; born in Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia, 29 September 1969) is a retired Croatian-born Austrian football international midfielder, formerly a striker and current coach. He played, amongst others for FK Austria Wien, SK Sturm Graz and LASK Linz and the Austria national football team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Split, Vastić started to play for local clubs Jugovinil (today GOŠK Adriachem) and RNK Split before moving to Austria and joining First Vienna FC in 1991. He subsequently also played for VSE St. Pölten and Admira Wacker Mödling in Austria, and also had a short spell with German Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg, where he only made 10 league appearances without scoring a goal.

Sturm Graz[edit]

His most notable spell was with Sturm Graz between 1994 and 2002, during which he helped the club winning the Austrian Bundesliga two consecutive times in 1998 and 1999, as well as winning the Austrian Cup in 1996, 1997 and 1999. With the club, he also played in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in the 1998/1999 and 1999/2000 seasons of the competition.

Japan and return to Austria[edit]

He left Sturm for a one-season spell with Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight, after which he returned to Austria to spend two seasons with Austria Vienna before joining LASK Linz in the summer of 2005. He performed well for LASK in the Erste Liga, the Austrian second division, and was the top goalscorer of the league in two consecutive seasons, scoring a total of 42 goals in 62 league appearances between 2005 and 2007. After helping LASK winning promotion to the Austrian Bundesliga in 2007, he went on to help the club finish sixth in the 2007/2008 Austrian Bundesliga season and himself finished the season as the club's top goalscorer in the league, having netted 13 goals in 32 appearances. Vastić announced his retirement on 18 May 2009, quitting professional football by 30 June 2009.

International career[edit]

Vastić became an Austrian national in 1996 and subsequently started to play for the Austrian national team. By 2005, Vastić had won a total of 46 caps and scored 12 goals as an Austrian international.[1] He then disappeared from the team for a period before making a spectacular comeback in 2008, being a surprise selection in the Euro 2008 squad and scoring Austria's first ever goal in the European Championship, also becoming the oldest goalscorer in the history of the tournament.

1998 World Cup[edit]

Vastić's first appearance at a major tournament with Austria was at the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals in France,[2] where he appeared in all of the team's three group matches and scored a last-minute equaliser in their second match at the tournament, a 1–1 draw against Chile. The Austrians were, however, eliminated from the tournament in the first round after recording two draws and one defeat.

Euro 2008[edit]

On 24 April 2008, Vastić was surprisingly added to Austria's preliminary squad for the UEFA Euro 2008 finals co-hosted by Austria and Switzerland in June. His last appearance for the national team prior to the call-up had more than two and a half years before, on 17 August 2005 in their 2–2 draw in a friendly match against Scotland.[3] He then made his international comeback, winning his 47th cap, as a substitute in Austria's friendly match against Nigeria on 27 May 2008 and was eventually added to their final 23-man squad for the Euro 2008 finals, where he was the oldest player.[4] In Austria's next friendly match three days later, he scored the team's fourth goal in their 5–1 victory over Malta.

On 8 June, Vastić made his Euro 2008 bow in the 1–0 defeat to his native Croatia, replacing Jürgen Säumel in the 61st minute.[5]

On 12 June, Vastić appeared in Austria's second match of the tournament, a 1–1 draw with Poland, winning his 50th international cap as he replaced captain Andreas Ivanschitz in the 64th minute. In the match, he scored Austria's first goal in the final tournaments of the UEFA European Championship by netting an injury-time penalty to equalise, also becoming the oldest goalscorer of the European Championship finals at age 38 years, 257 days, over four years older than Nené who held the record since 1984.[6] Vastic is also the only Austrian player to score at a European Championship and World Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

FC Waidhofen/Ybbs[edit]

On 16 June 2009 was named as Head Coach of FC Waidhofen/Ybbs of the Regionalliga Ost[7] coincident went the club an cooperation with the former Vastic club LASK Linz.[8] He started his coaching career very well, winning the Regionalliga Ost 2009/10.

Austria Wien[edit]

He changed to Austria Wien Amateurs in summer 2010 and was promoted to manager of the first team of Austria Wien in December 2011. He was sacked on 21 May 2012 and his contract won't be renewed when it finishes at the end of May.[9]

SV Mattersburg[edit]

Vastić became head coach on 20 December 2013.[10] He is signed to the end of the season with an option for two more years.[10] He subsequently had his option picked up.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Vastić is for more than 20 years married to his wife Anni. Together they have three children. His oldest son Toni also became professional footballer and is currently signed to Austrian Bundesliga side SV Ried.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club career statistics[edit]

[13]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Yugoslavia League
1990/91 Split 22 5
Austria League
1991/92 First Vienna Bundesliga 23 8
1992/93 St. Pölten Bundesliga 34 18
1993/94 Admira Wacker Bundesliga 18 7
Germany League
1993/94 Duisburg Bundesliga 10 0
Austria League
1994/95 Sturm Graz Bundesliga 35 7
1995/96 31 20
1996/97 33 13
1997/98 30 14
1998/99 30 14
1999/00 35 31
2000/01 24 8
2001/02 32 17
Japan League
2002 Nagoya Grampus Eight J. League 1 18 10
2003 9 3
Austria League
2003/04 Austria Wien Bundesliga 35 4
2004/05 32 10
2005/06 LASK Linz First League 31 19
2006/07 31 23
2007/08 Bundesliga 32 13
2008/09 29 4
Country Yugoslavia 22 5
Austria 515 230
Germany 10 0
Japan 27 13
Total 574 248

International career statistics[edit]

Austria national team
Year Apps Goals
1996 3 0
1997 6 1
1998 11 4
1999 5 4
2000 3 2
2001 9 0
2002 3 0
2003 0 0
2004 2 0
2005 4 1
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 4 2
Total 50 14

Coaching record[edit]

As of 17 August 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Waidhofen/Ybbs 16 June 2009 30 June 2010 30 17 7 6 57 31 +26 56.67
Austria Wien II 1 July 2010 21 December 2011 49 24 11 14 89 57 +32 48.98
Austria Wien 21 December 2011 31 May 2012 19 8 5 6 20 17 +3 42.11
Gaflenz 27 May 2013 20 December 2013 18 10 3 5 34 21 +13 55.56
Mattersburg 20 December 2013 Present 24 10 9 5 39 31 +8 41.67
Total 140 69 35 36 239 157 +82 49.29

Honours[edit]

As player:


As manager:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Appearances for Austrian National Team – RSSSF
  2. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
  3. ^ Österreichs EM-Kader mit drei Bundesliga-Spielern, Eurosport, 24 April 2008 (German)
  4. ^ Lehmann zweitältester Spieler — Italien älteste Elf, Eurosport, 30 May 2008 (German)
  5. ^ Croatia labour to win over Austria, BBC Sport Online, 8 June 2008
  6. ^ Poland draw with Austria, BBC Sport Online, 12 June 2008
  7. ^ Vastic wird Trainer in der Regionalliga
  8. ^ Ivica Vastic Cheftrainer bei FC Harreither Waidhofen
  9. ^ "Austria trennt sich von Vastic". Österreich (in German). 21 May 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Vastic neuer Mattersburg-Trainer". Österreich (in German). 20 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Vastic bleibt Mattersburg-Trainer". Österreich (in German). 28 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Toni Vastic: Hab sicher ein paar Sachen vom Papa" (in German). kurier.at. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Ivica Vastić at National-Football-Teams.com
  14. ^ "Österreichs Torschützenkönige". www.oberliga-a.at. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 

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