Haris Seferović

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Haris Seferović
Haris Seferović.JPG
Seferović with Switzerland in 2014
Personal information
Full name Haris Seferović[1]
Date of birth (1992-02-22) 22 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Sursee, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
Number 9
Youth career
1999–2004 Sursee
2004–2007 Luzern
2007–2009 Grasshopper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Grasshopper 3 (0)
2010–2013 Fiorentina 8 (0)
2011–2012 Neuchâtel Xamax (loan) 10 (2)
2012 Lecce (loan) 5 (0)
2013 Novara (loan) 18 (10)
2013–2014 Real Sociedad 24 (2)
2014– Eintracht Frankfurt 15 (7)
National team
2007–2010 Switzerland U17 11 (9)
2010–2011 Switzerland U19 12 (8)
2011–2012 Switzerland U21 11 (3)
2013– Switzerland 18 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2014

Haris Seferović (born 22 February 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt and the Switzerland national team, as a striker.

He made his professional debut at Grasshopper and was signed by Serie A club Fiorentina in January 2010. Much of his time at the club was spent out on loan, with a successful spell at Novara in Serie B followed by a transfer to Real Sociedad in 2013.

A full international since 2013, he represented Switzerland at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Early life[edit]

His family is from Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and SFR Yugoslavia, who immigrated to Switzerland in the late 1980s.[3] Seferović is of Bosnian origin.[4][5]

Club career[edit]

Seferović began his career in 1999 on FC Sursee's youth side and after five years signed in the summer of 2004 for FC Lucerne.[6] After three years in their youth teams he was scouted by Grasshopper Club Zürich, and on 26 April 2009 made his debut in the Swiss Super League against Neuchâtel Xamax.[7] In January 2010 he was named as the Youth Player of the Year in the canton Lucerne.[8] On 29 January 2010, ACF Fiorentina signed Seferović from Grasshopper.[9] One day later La viola announced the deal was completed.[10] The youngster was assigned to Fiorentina's primavera team.[11] On 4 August 2011, Seferović was loaned to Swiss Super League side Neuchâtel Xamax.[12]

On 27 January 2012, Seferović was loaned to Serie A side Lecce during the January transfer window.[13] He spent the second half of the 2012-13 season with Novara of Serie B, scoring 10 goals in 18 games, all as a starter. He scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win over Livorno on 17 April as Novara eventually finished in the play-offs.[14]

Real Sociedad[edit]

On 11 July 2013, Seferović completed his move to Real Sociedad on a four-year deal.[15]

He started his La Liga debut on 16 August 2013, and scored with a chip against Getafe, securing a 2-0 home victory.[16] Four days later, he scored a volley as Real Sociedad beat Olympique Lyonnais 2-0 away from home in the play-off qualification round for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League.[17] He played 24 league games in his first season, only nine as a starter, and scored his only other league goal as a substitute for Carlos Vela, wrapping up a 5–0 win over Osasuna on 2 November.[18] On 18 December, he scored Sociedad's third goal as they defeated third-tier Algeciras CF 4–0 in the Copa del Rey Round of 32.

Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

On 1 August 2014, Seferović completed a move to Eintracht Frankfurt, signing a three-year contract with the Bundesliga club. The club said "We intentionally chose a young player who already has a relatively high degree of experience, but who still has plenty of room for improvement."[19] He made his debut on on 16 August, scoring the opening goal in the 9th minute as Frankfurt defeated fourth-tier FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin 2–0 away in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.[20] A week later he played his first Bundesliga match, and scored the only goal from Frankfurt's first attack of the game to defeat SC Freiburg at the Waldstadion.[21]

In Frankfurt's 4–5 home defeat to VfB Stuttgart on 25 October, he was sent off for a second yellow card.[22]

International career[edit]

Seferović has won with the Swiss under-17 national team the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria[23] and was the top scorer of the tournament.[24] He scored five goals at the tournament, including the winning goal in the final against the host nation Nigeria.[25]

In 2013, ahead of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team's match against Slovenia, Seferović claimed he wanted to play for the country of his parents' birth.[26] However, he later accepted a call-up from Switzerland, and made his debut in a friendly game against Greece on 6 February 2013, where he replaced Mario Gavranović for the last 20 minutes of a 0–0 away draw.[27] On his third cap, on 8 June 2013, he replaced Josip Drmić for the last 15 minutes, and in injury time scored the only goal of a home World Cup qualifier against Cyprus.[28]

On 2 June 2014, Seferović was named in Switzerland's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad by national coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.[29] In the team's first match, on 15 June in Brasília against Ecuador, he replaced Drmić for the last 15 minutes and scored the winner in the third minute of stoppage time.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 15 September 2014[31][32]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grasshopper 2009–10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Fiorentina 2010–11 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 20 0
2011–12
7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0 18 0
2012–13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 38 3 3 0 4 0 8 0 0 0 53 3
Real Sociedad 2013–14 16 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 22 1
Total 16 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 22 1
Eintracht Frankfurt 2014–15 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3
Total 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3
Career Total 82 9 3 0 4 0 22 0 0 0 110 9

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Switzerland's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 June 2013 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Cyprus 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 15 June 2014 Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil  Ecuador 2–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup
3. 14 October 2014 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle  San Marino 1–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
4. 2–0

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 30. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/players/player=311554/index.html
  3. ^ Viole sve dogovorile s Grasshopperom
  4. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/news/swiss-striker-seferovic-moves-frankfurt-143034184--sow.html
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28085070
  6. ^ Haris Seferovic, der rosa Bomber!
  7. ^ Das Bild, das Seferovics Leben verändert
  8. ^ REGIOfussball.ch – Fussball in der Region Luzern – Zentralschweiz: Haris Seferovic erhält Nachwuchspreis
  9. ^ Paukenschlag: Seferovic wechselt in die Serie A
  10. ^ "Acquisito Seferovic" (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  11. ^ Accordo per Seferovic
  12. ^ "Seferovic al Neuchatel Xamax" [Seferovic to Neuchatel Xamax] (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Nuovi Acquisti: Blasi, Seferovic, Miglionico
  14. ^ "Seferovic, dal Novara al gol Mondiale con la Svizzera [Seferovic, from Novara to a World Cup goal for Switzerland]". La Stampa (in Italian). 15 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "La Real Sociedad ficha a Haris Seferovic" [Real Sociedad sign Haris Seferovic] (in Spanish). Realsociedad.com. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Winning start for Sociedad". Sky Sports News. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Seferovic, de volea, confirma que una estrella ha llegado a Anoeta [Seferovic, from his volley, confirms that a star has arrived at Anoeta]". Marca. 20 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Five-star Sociedad blitz Osasuna". Sky Sports News. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Transfer news: Eintracht Frankfurt sign Switzerland forward Haris Seferovic from Real Sociedad". Sky Sports News. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Joker Meier bringt Chancen und das 2:0 ins Spiel". kicker.de (in German). 16 August 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "German Bundesliga: Frankfurt make winning start". Sky Sports News. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Stuttgart edges Eintracht in nine-goal thriller". Fox News. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  23. ^ Haris Seferovic: «Es gibt nur die Schweizer Nati ... – FACTS 2.0
  24. ^ Goldener Schuh von adidas (Top-Torschütze)
  25. ^ "Haris SEFEROVIC". FIFA. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  26. ^ [1]
  27. ^ "Greece v Switzerland". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Switzerland v Cyprus". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  29. ^ "Switzerland World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  30. ^ "Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador". BBC Sport. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  31. ^ "Pajtim Kasami". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  32. ^ "P. KASAMI". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  33. ^ SEFEROVIĆ ODUŠEVLJEN NAGRADOM

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