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Elvedin Begić

Published: Tuesday 18 December 2012, 9.19CET
Elvedin Begić
NFSBiH president Elvedin Begić ©Fedja Krvavac
Published: Tuesday 18 December 2012, 9.19CET

Elvedin Begić

Nationality: Bosnian and Herzegovinian
Date of birth: 24 October 1960
Association president since: 2012

• A transport and communications expert, Elvedin Begić was a successful manager and organiser of traffic operations and air traffic services – including those for arriving and departing football teams – at the international airport in Sarajevo from December 1983.

• He transferred his managerial experience to football, helping out local clubs FK Butmir and FK Igman Ilidža, and from 2006 was chairman of the Football Association of Canton Sarajevo, becoming president of the cantonal federation in 2012.

• On 12 April 2011, Begić became a member and vice-president of the normalisation committee appointed by FIFA and UEFA to stabilise football in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and worked together impressively with committee president Ivica Osim and his colleagues. Subsequently, he was elected as president of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH) for a four-year term in December 2012. "The national teams, players and clubs are important, and we exist for them," he said. "Bosnia and Herzegovina is a footballing country, and it will continue to be."

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