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Possibilities Behind Ivica Osim’s Cause of Death


Sadly, the football legend and head coach of the Japan national team Ivica Osim’s cause of death is reported due to health issues that originate from his stroke in 2007. He passed away on May 1, 2022, at the age of 81.

He was born on May 6, 1941, but unfortunately, he died five days before his birthday. He was born during World War II. Osim and his parents were grow up in Sarajevo and went to the University of Sarajevo to study mathematics. He started playing football after the war ended.

Osim was famous for his blonde hair and because of that they gave him a nickname so he was also known as Strauss. He started his professional career in 1959 and stayed in Yugoslavia until 1968. After two years he went abroad.

Head coach of the Japan national team Ivica Osim's cause of death is due to health issues that originate from his stroke in 2007.
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He went to France to play for Strasbourg, Sedan, and Valenciennes in 1970.

Osim had a daughter and two sons from Asima Osim. One of his sons Amar became a football player too. Amir Osim is more famous as a football manager and in December 2014, he was named the new manager of the Qatar Stars League.

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His Career As a Manager

  • Željezničar
    He managed the club where he started playing football in it and he won the Yugoslav Cup final
  • Yugoslavia
    Osim has gained a lot of greatness for Yugoslavia like winning a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics and Yugoslavia qualified for UEFA Euro 1992. He believed that his country doesn’t deserve to play in the European Championship and he resigned on May 23, 1992
  • Partizan
    He won the 1991–92 Yugoslav Cup with Partizan when his old club Željezničar was one of their competitors.
  • Panathinaikos
    Osim managed this team from 1992 to 1994 and during that time they won the Greek Cup.
  • Sturm Graz
    Osim managed the Austrian club Sturm Graz Between 1994 and 2002, where he brought a lot of medals for.
  • JEF United Ichihara
    This club won its first major title when it had Osim as its manager.
  • Japan
    Osim was the head coach of Japan’s national team and became famous for his management of this team. He had remarkable popularity among his Japanese fan that they made a collection of his quotes and named it ”words of Osim” which became a bestseller in Japan and sold over 400,000 copies.
Head coach of the Japan national team Ivica Osim's cause of death is due to health issues that originate from his stroke in 2007.
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Health Issues That Initiated Ivica Osim’s Cause of Death

Osim was watching a football match when he had a stroke on November 16, 2007. He got hospitalized and was in a coma for three weeks and famous football players visited him. The first thing that he said when he became conscious was: “What’s the score?”

Tweeny days later on December 23, 2007, he was moved to a general ward at the Juntendo University hospital in Chiba.

Based on his stroke the Japan FA officially decided to announce that Takeshi Okada was Osim’s replacement as the head leader. Ivica Osim’s Cause of Death brought sorrow and sadness to the hearts of football lovers in the whole world.

”Very sad to hear of the passing of Ivica Osim. A true Željo legend, he has a real hero, for his inspirational leadership at Sturm Graz & for his humanness. RIP Štraus from Grbavica.”

Johann Sattler

A fan said; ”I learned with great sadness of the death of Ivica Osim. He leaves an indelible memory with his great international career as a player and coach. My sincere condolences to his wife his family and his fans”

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