Born in Davor, Croatia on 14th September 1979, Olic has gone on to make 134 Bundesliga appearances all told for Hertha BSC Berlin (two), Hamburger SV (78) and FC Bayern Munich (54). The Croatian international had previously enjoyed spells in his homeland with NK Marsonia Slavonski Brod, NK Zagreb and Dinamo Zagreb as well as a stint with Russian side CSKA Moscow.

Olic's success has been immense: He won the UEFA Cup with CSKA Moscow and furthermore was a three-time Russian, two-time Polish and one-time German champion. The forward has also lifted the DFB Pokal came close to adding the elusive Champions League trophy to his collection on two separate occasions in 2010 and 2011.

Evergreen, but still mean


The ageing striker has also been a hit on the world stage having picked up 87 caps for the Croatian national team and scoring 16 goals in the process. Olic has represented his country at almost every major tournament since 2002 but missed out on UEFA Euro 2012 due to injury.

Since moving to VfL Wolfsburg after that torunament in 2012, Olic has won fans over with his immense workrate and regular goals, as befits a man who has won trophies across the world. Wolfsburg finished eleventh in 2012/13, and made a slow start to the following season, not that anyone could point the finger at the tireless Olic.