Sead Hakšabanović

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Sead Hakšabanović
Personal information
Full name Sead Hakšabanović[1]
Date of birth (1999-05-04) 4 May 1999 (age 19)
Place of birth Hyltebruk, Sweden[2]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Málaga
(on loan from West Ham United)
Number 20
Youth career
2006–2015 Halmstads BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Halmstads BK 58 (12)
2017– West Ham United 0 (0)
2018–Málaga (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2014–2016 Sweden U17 19 (2)
2016–2017 Sweden U19 5 (0)
2017– Montenegro 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:22, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2017

Sead Hakšabanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Сеад Хакшабановић; born 4 May 1999) is a Swedish-born Montenegrin footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Spanish club Málaga CF, on loan from English club West Ham United, and for the Montenegro national team. He has previously played for Halmstads BK.

Club career[edit]

Halmstad[edit]

Hakšabanović represented Halmstads BK as a youth. He made his debut in Allsvenskan on 9 April 2015, coming on as a late substitute for Junes Barny in a 0–3 home loss against IFK Norrköping; at the age of only 15, he became the youngest-ever footballer to debut for Halmstad and the second youngest to debut in Allsvenskan after Nicklas Bärkroth.[3]

In August 2015 Hakšabanović spent a week on trial with Manchester United.[4] He has also been on trials for Liverpool, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Manchester City.[5]

After spending his first senior season with only ten appearances and no goals, Hakšabanović scored his first goal on 4 April 2016, netting his team's only in a 2–1 away loss against IK Sirius Fotboll.

West Ham United[edit]

In August 2017, Hakšabanović signed a five-year contract, for a fee reported to be £2.7 million, for West Ham United.[6] He made his debut for West Ham on 19 September, playing 63 minutes in a 3–0 home victory against Bolton Wanderers in the EFL Cup.

Málaga (loan)[edit]

On 6 August 2018, Hakšabanović joined Spanish Segunda División side Málaga CF on loan for one season.[7]

International career[edit]

Hakšabanović made his international senior debut for Montenegro national football team in a 4–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification victory over Armenia, on 10 June 2017.[8]

Personal life[edit]

His entire family is from Montenegro.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 January 2018 [10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Halmstads BK 2015[10] Allsvenskan 10 0 2 0 12 0
2016[10] Superettan 30 8 4 0 2[a] 0 36 8
2017[10] Allsvenskan 18 4 4 1 22 5
Total 58 12 10 1 2 0 70 13
West Ham United 2017–18[11] Premier League 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
West Ham United U23 2017–18[11] 4[b] 0 4 0
Career total 58 12 11 1 1 0 6 0 76 13
  1. ^ Appearances in the Superettan promotion play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^ "West Ham sign Montenegro international Sead Haksabanovic". West Ham United F.C. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Här går 15-åringens dröm i uppfyllelse..." (in swe). aftonbladet.se. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Man United-stjärnans råd till HBK-talangen" (in swe). expressen.se. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Jan Jönsson om super(ettan)talangen: "Väldigt mycket locktoner från utlandet"" (in swe). fotbolldirekt.se. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Sead Haksabanovic: West Ham sign teenager from Halmstads BK". 7 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Sead Haksabanovic joins Malaga on season-long loan | West Ham United". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Matches — Montenegro-Armenia — FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Hakšabanović: Moja porodica je iz Crne Gore, osjećam ljubav prema Crnoj Gori" (in cg). cg-fudbal.com. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d Sead Hakšabanović at Soccerway. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Sead Hakšabanović in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 October 2017.

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