Muhamed Bešić

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Muhamed Bešić
Muhamed Besic 2014-05-03.jpg
Bešić with Everton in 2014
Personal information
Full name Muhamed Bešić
Date of birth (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 21
Youth career
SpVgg Tiergarten
Reinickendorfer Füchse
2007–2009 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 37 (0)
National team
2010–2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 10 (2)
2010– Bosnia and Herzegovina 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:20, 27 August 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:25, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

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

He began his career at Hamburger SV, playing mainly in its reserve team, before moving to the Hungarian club Ferencváros in 2012. Two years later he joined Everton for £4 million.

Bešić made his full international debut in 2010, and is the youngest player ever to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also played for his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Berlin, Bešić joined local club TB Berlin at the age of 14,[2] where he remained until he was 16, when he signed for Hamburger SV.[3] On 4 November 2010, Bešić extended his contract until 1 July 2013.[4] After being named as a substitute in several matches in 2010–11 season, he received his debut in Bundesliga against Borussia Dortmund on 12 November 2010. Bešić came on as a substitute in the 80th minute when Dortmund was already leading 2–0.[5] He started his first Bundesliga game against Hannover 96, and played all 90 minutes in a 3–2 loss.[6]

In March 2012, Bešić was suspended from the first team, due to lack of discipline. Bosnian media also claimed that manager Thorsten Fink "strangled" Bešić and threw him out of the dressing room.[7]

Ferencváros[edit]

In 2012 Bešić was signed by Hungarian club Ferencváros.[8] In his first season, he helped the team win Ligakupa by beating Videoton in the final.[9] In July 2013, Bešić prolonged his contract with Ferencváros.[10]

Everton[edit]

On 28 July 2014 Bešić signed a five-year contract with Everton for a fee of £4 million.[11] Having been an unused substitute in the first two games of the season, he made his first Premier League appearance on 30 August against Chelsea, replacing Romelu Lukaku in the 89th minute; however he made a defensive error which allowed opponent Diego Costa to score the final goal in a 3–6 home defeat.[12] Bešić made his first start for Everton in the Merseyside derby on 27 September, being substituted after 80 minutes for Samuel Eto'o as the game ended in a 1–1 away draw.[13]

His second season at Everton was plagued by hamstring injuries, which limited his appearances and playing time.[14][15][16] In February 2016 he was voted Everton's Player of the Month for January and extended his contract until 2021.[17][18]

In August 2016, Bešić was ruled out for about six month as he tore anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.[19] Bešić was slowly making his way back to full fitness as he was involved with Everton Under-23s' in mid-April 2017.[20] Bešić missed the whole 2016–17 campaign, not playing a single minute for Everton, before eventually returning to action coming on as a 77th-minute substitute for his national team on 9 June 2017.[21]

Bešić returned to Premier League action on 21 August 2017, almost 16 months since his last game, in a 1–1 away draw at Manchester City.[22]

International career[edit]

Bešić playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2015

Bešić claimed in an interview that he had declined an offer to play for Germany, because he only wished to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[23] He made his debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina under-21 in September 2010 against Italy under-21.[24]

On 5 November 2010, he was called-up to the senior team by Safet Sušić for friendly game against Slovakia.[25][26] He made his debut in the match, thereby becoming the youngest player to ever play for Bosnia and Herzegovina at senior level. The record was previously held by Miralem Pjanić.[27]

Bešić was selected for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team to play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, playing all three group games against Argentina, Iran and Nigeria as Bosnia were eliminated.[28]

He was given a straight red card on 6 September 2015, in a 3–0 home win over Andorra in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying game for throwing his chewing gum at Víctor Rodríguez, who was also sent off for retaliating.[29]

Style of play[edit]

Bešić was described by former Everton manager Roberto Martínez as a "very complete footballer", who "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."[30]

Personal life[edit]

Bešić was born in Berlin, to parents from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has many tattoos, his first being the word Bosanac (Bosnian). Some of many are also names of his parents and brother.[31] He is a Muslim; along with international team mates Vedad Ibišević and Edin Višća he visited a mosque in Cuiabá during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[32] On 4 July 2013, he became the Bosnian ambassador for the Emmaus charity organisation.[33] Bešić has two daughters with his long-time girlfriend.[34][35]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 20 September 2017[36][37]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburger SV II 2010–11 Regionalliga Nord 23 0 23 0
2011–12 Regionalliga Nord 15 0 15 0
Total 38 0 38 0
Hamburger SV 2010–11 Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 3 0
Ferencváros 2012–13 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 22 1 1 0 4 0 27 1
2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 25 0 2 0 6 0 33 0
Total 47 1 3 0 10 0 60 1
Everton 2014–15 Premier League 23 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 31 0
2015–16 Premier League 12 0 3 0 2 0 17 0
2016–17 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 0
Total 37 0 5 0 4 0 8 0 54 0
Career total 125 1 8 0 14 0 8 0 155 1

International[edit]

As of match played 7 October 2017[38]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010 1 0
2011 4 0
2012 2 0
2013 0 0
2014 10 0
2015 6 0
2016 3 0
2017 2 0
Total 28 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ferencváros

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Muhamed Besic: Talent, Leidenschaft und viel Pech" (in German). bnm.ba. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  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. ^ "Hacke, Spitze, Barrios" (in German). kicker.de. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hanke sorgt für Hannovers Derbysieg" (in German). kicker.de. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
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  8. ^ "Još jedan bh internacionalac u Mađarskoj, Kiso potpisao za Debrecen" (in Bosnian). scsport.ba. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
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  35. ^ "Muhamed Bešić: Moja djeca su moja velika snaga" (in Bosnian). reprezentacija.ba. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017. 
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