Ivan "Ivica" Šurjak (born 23 March 1953) is a Croatian former professional football midfielder. He was the driving force behind the success of Hajduk Split as it became a force in the Yugoslav First League in the 1970s. He started his career as a left back, but with time learned total football, according to which all players can, during the ebb and flow of the match, slot into every position as needed.
|Full name||Ivan Šurjak|
|Date of birth||23 March 1953|
|Place of birth||Split, FPR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He played 54 games for the Yugoslavia national team. He continued his career at Paris Saint-Germain and Udinese, but turned down offers by the New York Cosmos and Real Madrid. He concluded his playing career in Spain at Real Zaragoza.
In July 1999, Šurjak killed a swimmer while driving a speedboat near the coast of Trogir (Croatia). The swimmer, Miroslav Didak, died a few days after the accident, while in a coma in the intensive care unit of the Firule hospital. Šurjak was subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing.
- "Ivica Šurjak gliserom naletio na kupača" (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 May 2011.