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81 minutes floodlights: Sturm Graz commemorates Ivica Osim

Sturm-Graz century coach Ivica Osim died in Graz on May 1st at the age of 80. The SK Sturm commemorates the coaching legend on May 4th.

As a memory of century coach Ivan “Ivica” Osim, SK Sturm Graz invites you to the Merkur Arena on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:09 p.m. From 7:09 p.m. the floodlight will illuminate the site of Osim’s greatest successes and “commemorate the storm family together to humans Ivica Osim”.

“He was allowed to experience 81 years of life, the floodlight will shine for 81 minutes. The stadium gates open on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.,” says a broadcast. “Come to the stadium and let us honor the greatest honor that our club was ever able to experience.”

Umro je legendarni Ivica Osim
The Bosnian won two championships, three cuptcitles with the SK Sturm and had Ivica Vastic, Hannes Reinmayr & Co. practiced spectacular football, which even led to first place in the group phase of the Champions League.

Previously, Osim was team leader of Japan and Yugoslavia and trained Zeljeznicar, Partizan, Panathinaikos and Jef United. He helped kickers like Dragan Stojkovic, Dejan Savicevic, Zvonimir Boban, Robert Prosinecki or Suker before.

Until the end, Osim was drawn from his stroke in November 2007. Even then, he barely slipped from death. “I feel practical like a bird in the cage. I can only watch football on TV, from time to time I go to the stadium. This is my greatest pleasure. It hurts that I can no longer do my job. In football Working is different from watching football. You live differently, you study the players and play differently, “said two years ago in an interview with Ivica Osim .

Osim would have celebrated his 81st birthday in four days. “Our century coach died on the birthday of our club. Ivica Osim was not only a great coach, but also one of the greatest people. My deep sympathy applies to his wife, two sons and his entire family. Quiet in peace, Ivan!” Storm President Christian Jauk.

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Im January 2020 hit Ivica Osim Ivica Osim in Graz-St. Peter to review his career. You can find the text here.