Elvir Rahimić

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Elvir Rahimić
Elvir Rahimic 2011-06-22.jpg
Personal information
Full name Elvir Rahimić
Date of birth (1976-04-04) 4 April 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Živinice, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
CSKA Moscow
(coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Bosna Visoko 36 (3)
1997–1998 Interblock Ljubljana 33 (6)
1998–1999 Vorwärts Steyr 6 (0)
1999–2001 Anzhi Makhachkala 84 (5)
2001–2014 CSKA Moscow 240 (6)
National team
2007–2013 Bosnia and Herzegovina 40 (0)
Teams managed
2013 CSKA Moscow (coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2011

Elvir Rahimić (born 4 April 1976) is a Bosnian former professional footballer who spent the majority of his career playing for Russian Premier League club PFC CSKA Moscow, where he is now a coach.

Club career[edit]

Rahimić started his career with the football club Slaven Živinice in his hometown Živinice. In 1994, he was signed by NK Bosna. In 1997, Rahimić moved to Slovenia for Interblock Ljubljana, then Austrian side SK Vorwärts Steyr before he moved to Russia.

The greatest accomplishment for Rahimić has been winning the 2005 UEFA Cup (by beating Sporting Lisbon 3–1 in the Final at Estádio José Alvalade) and participation in the 2005 UEFA Super Cup.

Rahimić is one of the most decorated Bosnian players, having won 18 trophies with CSKA Moscow during his 12-year spell with the club.[1]

In January 2013 Rahimić passed the category A coaching license exam, and was appointed as a player-coach at CSKA.[2] Rahimić announced he would retire from the game at the end of the 2013–14 season on 13 May 2014.[3]

International career[edit]

Rahimić was born in Bosnia and is of Uzbekistani descent.[4] Rahimić made his debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina on 2 June 2007 in a win against Turkey. Including his debut match, he played six in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying. He also played in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification where Bosnia reached play-off stage of the competition, as well as UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 March 2014[5]
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anzhi Makhachkala 1999 40 2 - - 40 2
2000 30 3 - - 30 3
2001 14 0 - - 14 0
Total 84 5 84 5
CSKA Moscow 2001 12 1 - - 12 1
2002 29 2 2 0 - 31 2
2003 28 1 2 0 1 0 31 1
2004 26 1 10 0 1 0 27 1
2005 30 1 0 0 15 0 - 45 1
2006 30 1 6 0 7 0 1 0 44 1
2007 27 0 5 0 7 0 1 0 40 0
2008 23 0 3 0 - - 18 0
2009 10 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 18 0
2010 11 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 18 0
2011–12 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
2012–13 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0
Total 240 7 1 0 56 0 5 0 302 7
Career total 324 12 1 0 56 0 5 0 386 12

1Includes Russian Cup.

2Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

3Includes Russian Super Cup.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

CSKA Moscow

References[edit]

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