Jakupović with Grasshopper in 2009
|Full name||Eldin Jakupović|
|Date of birth||2 October 1984|
|Place of birth||Prijedor, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Current club||Hull City|
|2006–2009||FC Lokomotiv Moscow||20||(0)|
|2007–2009||→ Grasshopper (loan)||57||(1)|
|2005||Bosnia and Herzegovina U21||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:39, 12 January 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Jakupović started his professional career at Grasshopper in 2004, and then the following year moved to FC Thun. After a successful spell at FC Thun, Jakupović joined FC Lokomotiv Moscow in March 2006.
Jakupović moved on a year-long loan to Grasshopper on 30 August 2007. He scored a 94th minute equaliser against BSC Young Boys in his third match for the club, earning Grasshopper a 3–3 draw. During the season Jakupović forced Fabio Coltorti to the bench as his backup. At the end of the 2007–08 season, Jakupović extended his loan at Grasshopper for another year, which meant new signing goalkeeper Massimo Colomba was benched.
On 31 August 2009, Jakupović was confirmed as part of the Lokomotiv Moscow squad, with Ivan Pelizzoli leaving on loan to join AlbinoLeffe. Due to the number of foreigners in the Lokomotiv squad, Jakupović was asked to go out on loan again. In December, Jakupović went on trial at Tottenham Hotspur and had a successful week. However, due to various reasons a deal could not be completed with Lokomotiv Moscow. After a turbulent time with the Lokomotiv management, Jakupović was allowed to be released.
On 30 September 2011, Jakupović joined Aris, with three other ex-teammates, Noe Acosta, Javier Umbides and Khalifa Sankare. He made his debut in 5 November 2011, against Olympiakos SFP, which finished 2–3.
On 20 March 2012, Jakupović joined English Championship club Hull City on trial, and after impressing in training and a friendly match Hull manager Nick Barmby expressed a desire to sign Jakupović on a permanent contract.
Following the sacking of Nick Barmby, Jakupović had trials with Ipswich Town. On 9 July 2012, Jakupović signed for Hull City on a two-year contract, becoming Steve Bruce's first full signing as manager. He officially joined the team on their pre-season training session in Portugal. He made his debut in a 3–1 friendly win against North Ferriby United on 16 July 2012. His first Championship match for The Tigers came on 21 December 2012 at Derby County, on a dark and rainy Friday night just before Christmas 2012 when he played his part in carving out a 2–1 victory as the team moved into second place in the Championship table. This was followed up by three more league appearances, all of which consisted of clean sheets.
|Club||Season||League||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|FC Thun||2005–06||Super League||22||0||22||0|
|FC Thun Total||13||0||13||0|
|FC Lokomotiv Moscow||2006–07||Premier League||12||0||12||0|
|Lokomotiv Moscow Total||20||0||20||0|
|Grasshopper (Loan)||2008–09||Super League||26||1||26||1|
|Olympiakos Volou Total||36||0||36||0|
|Hull City Total||5||0||3||0||1||0||0||0||9||0|
|Last updated 30 October 2013.|
In August 2005, Jakupović received his first call-up to the Bosnia and Herzegovina national squad which was a match against Belgium and Lithuania, however he did not accept the call up. In March 2007, Jakupović was asked again to play for the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina against Norway, but declined the offer.
Jakupović was included in the Swiss UEFA Euro 2008 squad. He made his debut on 20 August 2008 in a friendly match against Cyprus. He was called up for the first two matches of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, but was an unused substitute.
In October 2008, Jakupović said that he would not play for the Swiss national team due to family reasons.
- "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 16. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
- "Transfer news". Lokomotiv Moscow. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Spurs-set-to-land-Swiss-keeper-Eldin-Jakupovic-on-loan-article243121.html. Missing or empty
- "Tigers in Jakupovic talks". Sky Sports. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "Hull agree keeper deal". Sky Sports. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
- "Tigers Complete Jakupovic Signing". The Tigers Official Website (Hull City A.F.C.). 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
- "Derby 1–2 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). 21 December 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "Hitzfeld snubs unfit Senderos". Reuters. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
- "Djourou fällt aus" (in German). football.ch. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eldin Jakupović.|
- Official UEFA player page
- Eldin Jakupović – FIFA competition record
- Eldin Jakupović career stats at Soccerbase