Amir Karic

Date of birth31 December 1973
Place of birthOramovica Ponja
NationalitySlovene
Weight80 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Karic made his name at Rudar Velenje before moving to Maribor in 1993. His performances earned him an international debut in May 1996 against the UAE. He left Maribor in 1997 and spent two seasons in Japan for Gamba Osaka before returning to Maribor for the 1998-1999 season. He appeared in the UEFA Champions' League qualifying matches for the 1999- 2000 Slovenian champions before joining Ipswich Town last autumn. He made his first-team debut in the home leg of the Worthington Cup tie with Millwall and gave some glimpses of his potential with some excellent crosses but found it hard to break into the side at Portman Road. He later had a short loan spell at Crystal Palace where he made three appearances at left back as cover for the suspended Craig Harrison. He returned to Maribor on loan after failing to get a regular place at Ipswich Town. An experienced left-sided defender or in midfield he is particularly effective when delivering free kicks. He featured in the squad for the 2000 European Championship Finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rudar Velenje
NK Maribor
Gamba Osaka
FK Željezničar Sarajevo
NK Maribor 15 Sep 2000
Ipswich Town 18 Sep 2000 29 Oct 2002
Crystal Palace 02 Mar 2001 14 Mar 2001 L
NK Maribor 29 Jan 2002 16 Jul 2002 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Crystal Palace League Division 1 3
2000-01 Ipswich Town League Cup
3
1
2000-01 NK Maribor UEFA Champions League 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 0-2 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Slovenia UEFA Under-21 6
4
2
1
1995-96 Slovenia International Friendly
1
1
1995-96 Slovenia UEFA Under-21 2
1
1996-97 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 2
2
1996-97 Slovenia International Friendly
1
1997-98 Slovenia Cyprus Tournament
3
1997-98 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 1
1
1998-99 Slovenia International Friendly 1
1998-99 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 3
1
1999-00 Slovenia International Friendly 2
1999-00 Slovenia Oman Tournament
1
1999-00 Slovenia Tournoi Oman 1
1999-00 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 5
3
1
2000-01 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2000-01 Slovenia International Friendly 2
2001-02 Slovenia Carlsberg Cup
2
2001-02 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 6
3
2001-02 Slovenia International Friendly 4
2002-03 Slovenia International Friendly 1
2002-03 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 5
2003-04 Slovenia International Friendly 4
2003-04 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 4
3
2004-05 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 3
1
2004-05 Slovenia International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Sep 1994 Slovenia v Italy D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
15 Nov 1994 Slovenia v Lithuania W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
28 Mar 1995 Slovenia v Estonia W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
25 Apr 1995 Croatia v Slovenia W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Jun 1995 Lithuania v Slovenia W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Jun 1995 Estonia v Slovenia W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Sep 1995 Italy v Slovenia L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
14 Nov 1995 Slovenia v Croatia W 4-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
21 May 1996 Slovenia v United Arab Emirates D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 1996 Slovenia v Denmark L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
10 Nov 1996 Slovenia v Bosnia and Herzegovina L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
18 Mar 1997 Austria v Slovenia W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 Croatia v Slovenia D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
30 Apr 1997 Denmark v Slovenia L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
06 Sep 1997 Slovenia v Greece L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
11 Oct 1997 Slovenia v Croatia L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
05 Feb 1998 Slovenia v Iceland W 3-2 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
06 Feb 1998 Slovenia v Slovakia D 1-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
09 Feb 1998 Cyprus v Slovenia L 1-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group final
27 Mar 1999 Georgia v Slovenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
28 Apr 1999 Slovenia v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Latvia v Slovenia W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Jun 1999 Albania v Slovenia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
04 Sep 1999 Slovenia v Georgia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
08 Sep 1999 Norway v Slovenia L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Oct 1999 Slovenia v Greece L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
13 Nov 1999 Slovenia v Ukraine W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Ukraine v Slovenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
19 Feb 2000 United Arab Emirates v Slovenia D 1-1 TOURNOI OMAN
23 Feb 2000 Oman v Slovenia W 0-4 OMAN TOURN
26 Apr 2000 France v Slovenia L 3-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Slovenia v Saudi Arabia W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2000 Yugoslavia v Slovenia D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Jun 2000 Slovenia v Spain L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
21 Jun 2000 Slovenia v Norway D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
16 Aug 2000 Czech Republic v Slovenia W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Faroe Islands v Slovenia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
07 Oct 2000 Luxembourg v Slovenia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Oct 2000 Slovenia v Switzerland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
25 Apr 2001 Denmark v Slovenia L 3-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Slovenia v Luxembourg W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
06 Jun 2001 Switzerland v Slovenia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
15 Aug 2001 Slovenia v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Slovenia v Russia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
05 Sep 2001 Yugoslavia v Slovenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Nov 2001 Slovenia v Romania W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
12 Feb 2002 Slovenia v Honduras L 1-5 CARLSBERG CUP
15 Feb 2002 China PR v Slovenia D 0-0 CARLSBERG CUP 3rd place
27 Mar 2002 Croatia v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Slovenia v Tunisia W 1-0 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Slovenia v Ghana W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 Spain v Slovenia L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
08 Jun 2002 South Africa v Slovenia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
12 Jun 2002 Slovenia v Paraguay L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
21 Aug 2002 Italy v Slovenia W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Slovenia v Malta W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Oct 2002 France v Slovenia L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 Apr 2003 Slovenia v Cyprus W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
30 Apr 2003 Malta v Slovenia W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
07 Jun 2003 Israel v Slovenia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Aug 2003 Slovenia v Hungary W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Slovenia v Israel W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Sep 2003 Slovenia v France L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 2003 Croatia v Slovenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Slovenia v Croatia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Poland v Slovenia L 2-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Slovenia v Latvia L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Switzerland v Slovenia L 2-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Slovenia v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Slovenia v Moldova W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Sep 2004 Scotland v Slovenia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Oct 2004 Slovenia v Italy W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.