Edin Bahtić

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Edin "Fićo" Bahtić (born May 1, 1956. in Sarajevo) is a former Bosnian football player. He got his nickname after famous Yugoslav car Zastava 750 colloquially known as Fićo (replica of Fiat 500).

Career[edit]

He made a start of his football career in FK Željezničar youth team. At the time he was supposed to leave the youth squad, he was considered not to be a quality for Željezničar's first team. He left the club and played in amateur side FK Vraca in Sarajevo. He also played one season for Bosna Sarajevo before he was called to re-join FK Željezničar in 1978. He played almost 250 league games for the club until 1989. He also scored more than 60 league goals, despite he was not actually a striker. He usually played as a right winger. During 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons he played for Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.[1]

He was also a joint topscorer of UEFA Cup 1984-85 with 7 goals alongside QPR's Gary Bannister. FK Željezničar reached the semifinals of UEFA Cup that season. Good games in FK Željezničar shirt were the reason he was called to play for Yugoslav national team. He collected two caps.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (2005-05-11). "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  2. ^ Vandenberghe, Luc (2009-06-12). "Yugoslavia National Team Players 1964-1992". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-29.