Edin Višća

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Edin Višća
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Višća playing for İstanbul Başakşehir in 2014
Personal information
Full name Edin Višća
Date of birth (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Olovo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Başakşehir
Number 7
Youth career
Budućnost
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Željezničar 39 (11)
2011– Başakşehir 200 (51)
National team
2007–2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina U19 17 (1)
2010–2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 16 (3)
2010– Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:11, 11 June 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:11, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Edin Višća (Bosnian pronunciation: [ˈedin ˈʋiʃt͡ɕa]; born 17 February 1990) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Club career[edit]

Višća started his career with Budućnost Banovići, before moving to Željezničar in 2009.[2][3] Playing for Željezničar, he established himself as one of the best players in the league, before moving to Turkey. At the time, it was the club record transfer fee.[4]

On 10 August 2011, Višća signed a five-year contract with İstanbul Başakşehir.[5] He debuted against Galatasaray in September.[6] Višća's first goal for Istanbul based club came also in a game against Galatasaray, on 3 January 2012, which ended in a 4–1 loss.[7] In August 2016, after a season in which he was proclaimed third best player in Turkish league and finished as fourth best scorer,[8] Višća put pen to paper on a new contract expiring 2020.[9]

International career[edit]

Višća played long time for Bosnia and Herzegovina under-19 and under-21 teams.[10]

On 10 December 2010, he made his debut for the Bosnia and Herzegovina in a friendly against Poland.[11]

Višća was part of Bosnia and Herzegovina squad at 2014 FIFA World Cup.[12]

On 12 June 2015, Višća scored his first goals for the senior national side, a brace against Israel in Zenica, during UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[13]

In February 2016, he was voted 2015 Bosnian player of the year, by Bosnian sports journalists.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Višća is a practicing Muslim; along with international team mates Muhamed Bešić and Vedad Ibišević he visited a mosque in Cuiabá during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 3 June 2017.[16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Željezničar 2009–10 Premijer Liga 11 2 8 4 19 6
2010–11 Premijer Liga 27 9 6 0 2 0 35 9
2011–12 Premijer Liga 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
Total 39 11 14 4 5 0 58 15
İstanbul Başakşehir 2011–12 Süper Lig 36 5 1 0 37 5
2012–13 Süper Lig 28 3 0 0 28 3
2013–14 1. Lig 34 10 1 0 35 10
2014–15 Süper Lig 34 8 1 0 35 8
2015–16 Süper Lig 34 17 5 0 2 0 41 17
2016–17 Süper Lig 34 8 6 0 3 2 43 10
Total 200 51 14 0 5 2 219 53
Career total 239 62 28 4 10 2 277 68

International[edit]

As of match played 9 June 2017.[17]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010 1 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 6 0
2014 8 0
2015 7 2
2016 6 0
2017 2 1
Total 30 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.[17]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 June 2015 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Israel
1–1
3–1
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
2.
3–1
3. 25 March 2017 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Gibraltar
4–0
5–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Željezničar
İstanbul Başakşehir

References[edit]