Ermin Bičakčić

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Ermin Bičakčić
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Bičakčić with Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ermin Bičakčić
Date of birth (1990-01-24) 24 January 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Zvornik, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
1899 Hoffenheim
Number 4
Youth career
1995–2005 SpVgg Möckmühl
2005 FC Heilbronn
2005–2010 VfB Stuttgart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 VfB Stuttgart II 23 (0)
2010–2012 VfB Stuttgart 1 (0)
2012–2014 Eintracht Braunschweig 79 (5)
2014– 1899 Hoffenheim 72 (2)
National team
2008 Germany U18 1 (0)
2009 Bosnia and Herzegovina U19 4 (1)
2013– Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2018

Ermin Bičakčić (Bosnian pronunciation: [ěrmin bîtʃaktʃiːtɕ]; born 24 January 1990) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bundesliga club 1899 Hoffenheim and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Club career[edit]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

After joining VfB Stuttgart's academy in 2005,[2] Bičakčić made his professional debut on 27 October 2010, in DFB-Pokal game against Chemnitzer FC.[3] On 1 December 2010, he made his first appearance in the UEFA Europa League against Young Boys.[4] Bičakčić made his Bundesliga debut against Bayern München on 19 December 2010.[5]

Eintracht Braunschweig[edit]

On 8 January 2012, Bičakčić moved to Eintracht Braunschweig.[6] He played his first game on 5 February against Eintracht Frankfurt,[7] and scored his first goal on 11 March, in a 1–1 draw against Energie Cottbus.[8]

At the end of the 2012–13 season, Bičakčić was voted as the best defender in 2. Bundesliga, as his team won promotion to Bundesliga.[9][10]

1899 Hoffenheim[edit]

On 20 May 2014, after Eintracht Braunschweig got relegated, Bičakčić signed for 1899 Hoffenheim.[11] He scored on his debut against USC Paloma on 17 August 2014.[12] Bičakčić debuted in Bundesliga for his new club against FC Augsburg on 23 August 2014,[13] while he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 1–2 loss against Werder Bremen.[14]

On 23 September 2016, Bičakčić signed a new contract, expiring in June 2020.[15]

In September 2017, Bičakčić partially tore anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, ruling him out for at least three months.[16] He returned to action on 7 December against Ludogorets.[17]

International career[edit]

Bičakčić playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2015

Bičakčić acquired a German passport on 16 May 2008 and made his debut for the German under-18 on 22 May 2008, in a game against Turkey under-19.[18]

Bičakčić then played for Bosnia and Herzegovina under-19.[19] After his 21st birthday, Bičakčić renounced his Bosnian citizenship to comply with German nationality laws.[20] In June 2013, he regained his Bosnian citizenship[21] and now holds dual citizenship.[22]

In July 2013 he received his first senior call-up for Bosnia and Herzegovina and subsequently made his debut in a friendly against the United States on 14 August 2013.[23] Bičakčić scored his first international goal on 10 September 2013, in a crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification away win over Slovakia.[24]

He was part of the Bosnian squad at their first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[25] He played in the opening game, a 1–2 defeat against Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium,[26] but did not feature in other games as Bosnia were eliminated from the group stage.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 12 May 2018.[27]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfB Stuttgart II 2009–10 3. Liga 12 0 12 0
2010–11 3. Liga 10 0 10 0
2011–12 3. Liga 1 0 1 0
Total 23 0 23 0
VfB Stuttgart 2010–11 Bundesliga 1 0 2 0 2 0 5 0
2011–12 Bundesliga 0 0 1 1 1 1
Total 1 0 3 1 2 0 6 1
Eintracht
Braunschweig
2011–12 2. Bundesliga 15 1 15 1
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 33 3 2 0 35 3
2013–14 Bundesliga 31 1 1 0 32 1
Total 79 5 3 0 82 5
1899 Hoffenheim 2014–15 Bundesliga 24 1 4 1 28 2
2015–16 Bundesliga 21 0 1 0 22 0
2016–17 Bundesliga 18 1 1 0 19 1
2017–18 Bundesliga 9 0 1 0 3 0 13 0
Total 72 2 7 1 3 0 82 3
Career total 175 7 13 2 5 0 193 9

International[edit]

As of match played 1 June 2018.[28]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2013 6 1
2014 4 0
2015 4 1
2016 3 0
2017 3 1
2018 4 0
Total 24 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.[28]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2013 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia  Slovakia
1–1
2–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 6 September 2015 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Andorra
1–0
3–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
3. 25 March 2017 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Gibraltar
5–0
5–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4 Ermin Bicakcic". achtzehn99.de. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Der VfB Stuttgart wird immer meine Heimat sein" (in German). stuttgarter-nachrichten.de. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Debut for Ermin Bicakcic". vfb.de. 27 October 2010. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Young Boys fight back to follow Stuttgart through". uefa.com. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gomez und Müller als kongeniales Duo" (in German). kicker.de. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bicakcic wechselt vom VfB nach Braunschweig" (in German). stuttgarter-zeitung.de. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Meier hat die Lufthoheit" (in German). kicker.de. 5 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Banovic rettet Energie einen Punkt" (in German). kicker.de. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bičakčić o protekloj godini: Išlo je to od nule do stotke za 3 sekunde" (in Bosnian). reprezentacija.ba. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ermin Bičakčić najbolji stoper druge Bundeslige!" (in Bosnian). bhfudbal.ba. 2 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "TSG sign Ermin Bicakcic". achtzehn99.de. 20 May 2014. Archived from the original on 30 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Schipplock startet mit lupenreinem Hattrick" (in German). kicker.de. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Szalai und Elyounoussi setzen den FCA matt" (in German). kicker.de. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Di Santo bringt Werder auf die Siegerstraße" (in German). kicker.de. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bicakcic verlängert bei der TSG" (in German). achtzehn99.de. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Lange Pause für Bicakcic" (in German). sport1.de. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  17. ^ "1899 Hoffenheim 1–1 Ludogorets". uefa.com. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  18. ^ "U18's draw 1:1 with Turkey". vfb.de. 22 May 2008. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  19. ^ "Bičakčić ne igra dva mjeseca" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2018. 
  20. ^ "Ermin Bicakcic: Auf den Spuren von Serdar Tasci" (in German). stuttgarter-nachrichten.de. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Ermin Bičakčić postao državljanin BiH" (in Bosnian). sport.ba. 5 June 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "Bicakcic vor dem nächsten Schritt" (in German). braunschweiger-zeitung.de. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  23. ^ "Bosna i Hercegovina 3–4 USA" (in Bosnian). nfsbih.ba. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina undo Slovakia". uefa.com. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  25. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014 World Cup squad". thetelegraph.co.uk. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "Bosnia beaten by Messi marvel". fifa.com. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2018. 
  27. ^ "E. Bičakčić". soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Ermin Bičakčić". eu-football.info. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 

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