Ivan "Ivica" Horvat[pronunciation?] (16 July 1926 – 27 August 2012) was a Croatian footballer and manager who played for Yugoslavia. In 2004, he received the Croatian Olympic Committee's Matija Ljubek Award.
|Full name||Ivan Horvat|
|Date of birth||16 July 1926|
|Place of birth||Sisak, Kingdom of SCS|
|Date of death||27 August 2012(aged 86)|
|Place of death||Njivice, Krk, Croatia|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1961–1964||Eintracht Frankfurt (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In the quarterfinals of the 1954 World Cup the Plavi lost due to an own goal from Horvat with 0–1. This goal was scored in the 10th minute and remained the fastest own goal in World Cup history until 2006 the Paraguayan Carlos Gamarra hit between his own posts against England after three minutes.
From 1961 until 1979 Horvat worked as manager, in the beginning as assistant at Eintracht Frankfurt and became successor of the manager legend Paul Oßwald in 1964. But Frankfurt could not convince in the Bundesliga and Horvat was sacked in 1965. He was succeeded by Elek Schwartz.
From 1971 he worked in the Bundesliga again, this time for FC Schalke 04, winning the DFB-Pokal in 1972 and becoming runner-up in the league. In 1975 Horvat moved to Rot-Weiss Essen, he stayed there until September 1976.
In the beginning of the 1978–1979 Horvat returned to Schalke but due to the team's bad performances and an embarrassing derby loss against Bochum he was fired in March. Thereupon Horvat finished his managing career.