Amar Osim

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Amar Osim
Personal information
Full name Amar Osim
Date of birth (1967-07-18) 18 July 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al Kharaitiyat (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Željezničar
1991–1992 Saint-Dié
1992–1996 ASPV Strasbourg
1996–1997 Željezničar
Teams managed
2001–2003 Željezničar
2006–2007 JEF United Chiba
2009–2013 Željezničar
2014– Al Kharaitiyat
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Amar Osim (born 18 July 1967) is a Bosnian football manager and former player. He is currently managing FK Željezničar Sarajevo.

Playing career[edit]

Born and raised in Sarajevo, Amar Osim started playing football in FK Željezničar. After playing for youth team, he entered the senior squad in 1986. In 1991, he left to France where he played for lower division clubs SR Saint-Dié and [1]ASPV Strasbourg. In 1996, he returned to his home country. He played one more season for his favourite FK Željezničar before he retired from professional playing career.

Although a talented player, with good technical skills, he never managed to match the success or renown of his father, Ivica Osim's playing career.

Managing career[edit]

His coaching career started in FK Željezničar youth squad which he guided to success in domestic competitions. After Hajrudin Đurbuzović was sacked in spring of 2001, club officials promoted him to the place of the first team manager. He immediately led the club to two championship titles in 2001 and in 2002, being runner-up in season 2003 and claimed two national cup titles in 2001 and 2003, being the runner-up in 2002. He also claimed the Bosnian Super Cup in 2001, after he claimed the double that year.[2] He was sacked at the beginning of 2003/2004 season, allegedly because of the poor results.

His father invited him to Japan to be his assistant at JEF United. After Ivica Osim was named the head coach of the Japanese national team, Amar was promoted.

He guided JEF to winning the J.League Cup in 2006. But after a poor finish to the 2007 season, in which JEF United finished in 13th place in the J. League, Osim was sacked.[3]

After his Japanese adventure, Osim returned to his hometown and from July 2009, he returned to FK Željezničar for his second spell as the club's manager immediately winning the league title and finished as national cup runners up. In the following season he won the national cup, losing the league title just one round before the end of the season and ending third. In 2012, he claimed once more the league title, with three round left to play, breaking many records on the way and also defended the national cup, bringing after 11 years the double back to Željezničar.

He has more than one trophy per season in his coaching career.

Managerial statistics[edit]


Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
JEF United Chiba 2006 2007 56 20 6 30 35.71
Total 56 20 6 30 35.71



JEF United Chiba