Eldin Hadžić

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Eldin Hadžić
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Personal information
Full name Eldin Hadžić
Date of birth (1991-10-14) 14 October 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Ključ, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Elche
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2005 Sporting Saladar
2005–2009 Hércules
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Hércules B 19 (7)
2010 Eibar (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Orihuela (loan) 15 (1)
2011–2012 Valencia B (loan) 11 (2)
2013–2014 Hércules 46 (11)
2014–2015 Zaragoza 32 (8)
2015–2016 Almería 12 (1)
2016– Elche 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 December 2016.

Eldin Hadžić (born 14 October 1991) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Elche CF as a left winger.

Early years[edit]

Hadžić was born in the village of Ključ, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[1] Due to the Bosnian War he and his family emigrated to Spain when he was just one year old, settling in Catral in the Province of Alicante.[2]

Club career[edit]

Hadžić began playing football with Sporting Saladar, a team in Almoradí, being noticed by scouts from Hércules CF and signed in 2005 at the age of 13. He was soon dubbed by club fans "Hércules" or simply "The Bosnian"[2] and, in May 2010, shortly after having been noticed by La Liga giants Real Madrid,[3] signed a three-year professional contract with the Alicante side, with a buyout clause of 5 million; he appeared in all the 2010–11 pre-season games but, after some difficulties in processing his Spanish nationality,[4] left for SD Eibar in Segunda División B, on loan.[5]

In the second half of the season, after receiving virtually no playing time in the Basque Country, Hadžić moved to another side in the third level, Orihuela CF, still owned by Hércules.[6] In the summer of 2011, in the same predicament, he joined Valencia CF Mestalla also in division three, with the Che having an option to buy at the end of the campaign.

In March 2013, after receiving the Spanish nationality the previous month,[7] Hadžić was promoted to the main squad in Segunda División. He made his professional debut on the 17th, coming on as a late substitute for Adrián Sardinero in a 3–1 home win against CE Sabadell FC.[8]

Hadžić scored his first professional goal on 5 May 2013, netting the first in a 2–1 home success over SD Huesca.[9] He was an undisputed starter during the campaign, scoring nine goals in 35 matches but suffering relegation.

On 25 August 2014, Hadžić terminated his contract with Hércules[10] and signed for Real Zaragoza in the following day.[11] On 1 July 2015, he joined UD Almería also in the second level.[12]

On 26 January 2016, Hadžić cut ties with the Andalusians and moved to fellow league team Elche CF.[13]

International career[edit]

In March 2010, Hadžić stated in Bosnian media that he would like to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Priča porodice Hadžić za filmski scenarij" [The Hadžić family movie script] (in Bosnian). Sport Sport. 31 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Eldin Hadzic, jugador del Hércules hasta 2016" [Eldin Hadzic, Hércules player until 2016]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 3 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Real Madrid keep tabs on Hercules youngster Eldin Hadzic". Tribal Football. 26 February 2010. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Eldin se abre hueco" [Eldin makes way]. Las Provincias (in Spanish). 12 August 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Las marcha de Mikel Arruabarrena coincide con dos llegadas" [Mikel Arruabarrena's departure coincides with two arrivals]. El Correo (in Spanish). 1 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Eldin recala en el Orihuela para poder garantizar el playoff" [Eldin joins Orihuela to make playoffs]. La Verdad (in Spanish). 30 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Eldin Hadzic recibe la nacionalidad española" [Eldin Hadzic receives Spanish nationality] (in Spanish). Zona Hércules. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Braulio hace creer al Hércules en la salvación" [Braulio makes Hércules believe in salvation]. Marca (in Spanish). 17 March 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "El Hércules hunde un poco más al Huesca" [Hércules sinks Huesca a little more]. Marca (in Spanish). 5 May 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Eldin Hadzic llega a un principio de acuerdo para salir del Hércules" [Eldin Hadzic reaches an agreement in principle to leave Hércules] (in Spanish). Estadio Digital. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Eldin Hadzic refuerza el ataque del Real Zaragoza" [Eldin Hadzic bolsters Real Zaragoza's attack]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 26 August 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Eldin Hadzic, un jugador de ataque rápido y desequilibrante, tercer fichaje del Almería" [Eldin Hadzic, a quick and dominating forward, third signing of Almería] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 1 July 2015. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Eldin rescinde su contrato con el Almería y ficha con el Elche por tres campañas" [Eldin terminates his contract with Almería and signs with Elche for three seasons]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Hadzic consigue con el Hércules su sueño de llegar al fútbol profesional" [Hadzic fulfills dream of reaching professional football with Hércules]. Marca (in Spanish). 15 March 2010. 

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