Igor Pamić

Igor Pamić (born 19 November 1969) is a Croatian former professional footballer and current manager.

Igor Pamić
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-11-19) 19 November 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Žminj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Pazinka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Istra Pula 34 (12)
1993–1994 Pazinka 23 (18)
1994–1995 Croatia Zagreb 28 (10)
1995–1996 Osijek 25 (17)
1996–1997 Sochaux 29 (10)
1997–1998 Hansa Rostock 37 (13)
1999–2002 Grazer AK 66 (23)
Total 242 (103)
National team
1996–1998 Croatia 5 (1)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Žminj
2004–2005 Pula 1856
2006–2007 Žminj
2007–2011 Karlovac
2011–2015 Istra 1961
2016–2017 Koper
2017–2018 Hrvatski Dragovoljac
2018–2019 OFK Titograd
2020 GOŠK Gabela
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He made five appearances for the Croatia national team during his playing career.

Playing careerEdit

He was born in the village of Žminj in Istria and started his professional career at the club Istra Pula in early 1992. He left the club after two seasons for Dinamo Zagreb, where he spent another two seasons before moving to Osijek in July 1995. After one season with Osijek, he moved abroad by signing with French club Sochaux in July 1996. He scored a total of 57 goals in five seasons of playing in the Croatian First League.[1]

He made his debut for the Croatian national team in a friendly match against Hungary on 10 April 1996 in Osijek and also managed to score his first and only international goal in this match. He was subsequently also part of the Croatian squad at the UEFA Euro 1996 finals in England, but made only one appearance at the tournament by playing the first half of the final group match against Portugal. He subsequently appeared in only two more matches for the Croatian national team, playing as a substitute in a 1996 friendly against Morocco as well as in the Croatian team's first UEFA Euro 2000 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on 5 September 1998. In all, he won a total of five international caps and scored one goal for Croatia.[2]

At club level, he left Sochaux in June 1997 after one season of playing for the club and went on to sign with German Bundesliga side Hansa Rostock. In a season and half of playing for Hansa, Pamić appeared in a total of 37 Bundesliga matches and managed to score 13 goals for the club in the league. With the beginning of the year 1999, he transferred to Austrian Bundesliga side Grazer AK and continued to play for the club before he finished his career as a player in the autumn of 2001, playing his last league match on 21 October 2001 against Rapid Wien. In two half-seasons and two entire seasons of playing for GAK, he appeared in a total of 66 Bundesliga matches and scored 23 goals.

Managerial careerEdit

Shortly after retiring from football as a player, Pamić started his managerial career in the sport. He was the head coach of Croatian Third League side NK Žminj in 2002 and 2003, going on to move to Croatian Second League side NK Pula in early 2004, helping them to clinch promotion to the Croatian First League for the 2004–05 season.

Pamić left Pula in the winter break of the 2005–06 season and returned to Žminj in 2006, spending a season with the club. In 2007, he was appointed head coach at Karlovac, with whom he clinched promotion to the Croatian First League in 2009.

Personal lifeEdit

His sons Zvonko and Alen[3] are also a professional football players. His son Alen died in June 2013.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[5][6]
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NK Istra 1992 Prva HNL 11 5 3 0 14 5
1992–93 23 7 3 1 26 8
Total 34 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 40 13
Croatia Zagreb 1993–94 Prva HNL 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
NK Pazinka 1993–94 Prva HNL 23 18 1 0 24 18
Croatia Zagreb 1994–95 Prva HNL 27 10 7 3 2 1 2[a] 0 38 14
NK Osijek 1995–96 Prva HNL 25 17 3 0 2 0 30 17
Sochaux 1996–97 Division 2 29 10 0 0 1[b] 0 30 10
Hansa Rostock 1997–98 Bundesliga 27 7 1 0 28 7
1998–99 10 6 1 0 2 1 28 7
Total 37 13 2 0 2 1 0 0 41 14
Grazer AK 1998–99 Austrian Bundesliga 11 1 1 0 12 1
1999–00 24 9 4 2 4 1 32 12
2000–01 28 14 4 2 3 1 1[c] 1 36 18
2001–02 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Total 67 24 10 4 8 2 1 1 86 31
Career total 243 104 30 8 15 4 4 1 292 117
  1. ^ Appearances in Croatian Super Cup
  2. ^ Appearance in Coupe de la Ligue
  3. ^ Appearance in Austrian Super Cup

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[7]
National team Year Apps Goals
Croatia 1996 4 1
1997 0 0
1998 1 0
Total 5 1

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 25 October 2020[8]
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
NK Žminj 2002 2003 30 20 2 8 066.67
NK Pula 1856 July 2004 October 2006 46 9 18 19 019.57
NK Karlovac July 2007 March 2011 123 69 24 30 056.10
NK Istra 1961 March 2011 October 2015 173 55 49 69 031.79
FC Koper October 2016 June 2017 24 6 12 6 025.00
NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac July 2017 May 2018 33 8 10 15 024.24
OFK Titograd July 2018 January 2019 19 9 5 5 047.37
NK GOŠK Gabela August 2020 October 2020 10 2 2 6 020.00
Total 458 178 122 158 038.86

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Croatia Zagreb

Grazer AK

ManagerEdit

Žminj

Karlovac

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Igor Pamić" (in Croatian). hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ Igor Pamić at the Croatian Football Federation
  3. ^ "Zvonko Pamic signs". Bayer 04 Leverkusen. 15 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Former Croatian Youth International Alen Pamic (23) Tragically Dies". CroatiaWeek. 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Igor Pamić statistics". povijest.gnkdinamo.hr. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Igor Pamić". hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Igor Pamić national team statistics". hns-cff.hrr. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Igor Pamić Managerial statistics in Prva HNL". hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 25 October 2020.

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