Muhamed Bešić

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Muhamed Bešić
Personal information
Full name Muhamed Bešić[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 17
Youth career
2004–2009 TB Berlin
2009–2010 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Hamburger SV II 38 (0)
2010–2012 Hamburger SV 3 (0)
2012–2014 Ferencváros 47 (1)
2014– Everton 4 (0)
National team
2010–2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 10 (2)
2010– Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2014

Muhamed Bešić (born 10 September 1992) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays for English club Everton and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Berlin to Bosniak parents, Bešić started playing for local club Tennis Borussia Berlin at age nine. He stayed until he was 16, when he signed for Hamburger SV.[3] On 4 November 2010, Bešić extended his contract with Hamburg until 1 July 2013.[4] After being named as a substitute in several matches in the 2010–11 season, he received his debut in the Bundesliga against Borussia Dortmund on 12 November. Bešić came on a substitute in the 80th minute when Dortmund was already leading 2–0.[5] He started his first Bundesliga game against Borussia Mönchengladbach, and played all 90 minutes and they won 2–1.

In March 2012, Bešić was suspended from the first team, due to lack of discipline, Bosnian media also claimed that manager Torsten Fink "strangled" Bešić and threw him out of the dressing room.[6]

Ferencváros[edit]

In 2012 Bešić was signed by Hungarian club Ferencváros. On 4 July 2013, he became the Bosnian ambassador for Emmaus Mouvement.[7] On 12 July 2013, Bešić prolonged his contract with Ferencváros.[citation needed]

Everton[edit]

On 28 July 2014 Bešić signed a five-year contract with Everton for a fee of £4 million.[8] On his debut for Everton against Chelsea, he attempted a backheel on his very first touch of the ball, which was intercepted by an opponent and resulted in a goal. Two weeks later, he made his full Everton debut, starting in the Merseyside derby. [9]

International career[edit]

Bešić claimed in an interview that he had declined an offer to play for Germany at youth level, because he only wished to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[10] He made his debut for the Bosnia and Herzegovina under-21 team in September 2010 against Italy.[11] On 5 November 2010, he was called up to the senior team by Safet Sušić for the friendly game on 17 November 2010 with Slovakia.[12][13] He made his debut in the match, thereby becoming the youngest player to ever play for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The record was previously held by Miralem Pjanić. Bešić was selected for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team to play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He earned three caps against Argentina, Iran and Nigeria.[14]

Style of play[edit]

Described by Everton manager Roberto Martinez as a 'very complete footballer', who said he "has got a very natural balance about knowing that he can be strong and aggressive but in the same way he's a technical player on the ball."[15]

Personal life[edit]

Bešić has many tattoos, his first being the word Bosanac (Bosnian). He also tattooed names of his parents, brother and longtime girlfriend.[16] He is a Muslim.[17] Bešić is an ambassador of Bosnian humanitarian organization "MFS-EMMAUS".[18]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ferencváros

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.evertonfc.com/player-profile/muhamed-besic
  2. ^ "Muhamed Bešić". FIFA.com. 
  3. ^ "Muhamed Bešić: Odbio sam Njemačku zbog Bosne i Hercegovine" (in Bosnian). reprezentacija.com. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bešić produžio ugovor s HSV-om" (in Bosnian). sportin.ba. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Spielbericht Borussia Dortmund - Hamburger SV" (in German). fussballdaten.de. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  6. ^ O. Škundrić (28 March 2012). "Fink daveći izbacio Bešića iz svlačionice" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "FTC: Besic nemes ügyek mellé állt, nagykövet lett". Nemzeti Sport. 4 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Gamble, Matthew (28 July 2014). "Besic Deal Complete". Everton F.C. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.espnfc.com/blog/espn-fc-united-blog/68/post/2012790/james-tylers-three-points-from-everton-vs-chelsea-in-the-premier-league
  10. ^ "Odbio Nemačku da bi igrao za BiH" (in Serbian). sportal.rs. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Poraz mladih Zmajeva od Italije" (in Bosnian). reprezentacija.ba. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Sušić: Bešić je zaslužio poziv" (in Bosnian). sportin.ba. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Bešić debituje u Slovačkoj" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Vb 2014: "Besic lenyűgöző érettséget mutatott"". Nemzeti Sport. 16 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Martinez purring over 'complete' Besic". Skysports. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.azramag.ba/intervju/muhamed-besic-prijatelje-nemam-vjerujem-djevojci-i-roditeljima/
  17. ^ http://www.goal.com/en/news/3790/world-cup-2014/2014/06/21/4900802/bosnia-herzegovina-stars-pay-visit-to-cuiaba-mosque
  18. ^ http://www.mfs-emmaus.ba/news.aspx?nid=ESZG3cw+fUE=

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