Josip Šikić

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Josip Šikić
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-08-04) 4 August 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1962 Dinamo Zagreb 153 (3)
1963–1967 Wacker Innsbruck
1967–1969 Austria Salzburg
Teams managed
1971–1972 Rapid Lienz
1972–1973 Austria Salzburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Josip Šikić, sometimes spelled Josef or Joseph and nicknamed Joschi (born 4 August 1929) is a former Croatian footballer. A product of Dinamo Zagreb academy, Šikić played for the Blues from 1953 to 1962, appearing in 153 Yugoslav First League matches and scoring 3 goals. He helped the club win the 1953–54 championship and the 1960 Yugoslav Cup and was a member of a generation which included well known Dinamo players such as Željko Čajkovski, Tomislav Crnković, Dražan Jerković and Luka Lipošinović.

In 1963 he moved to Austrian side Wacker Innsbruck and in his first season helped the club win the West division of the Austrian Regional League, which saw them promoted to the Austrian top division. He stayed with the club until 1967 and appeared in 72 Austrian top flight matches for Wacker.[1] In 1967 he moved to SV Austria Salzburg before retiring two years later in 1969.[2]

After retiring from active football he worked as manager, first at the now-defunct club SV Rapid Lienz 1971–1972, and then at Austria Salzburg in the 1972–1973 season, finishing 7th in the Austrian championship. From 1976 to 1979 he was a member of the coaching staff at SSW Innsbruck, during the period when his son, Boris Šikić, played for the club.

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