Mehmed Baždarević

  • Date of birth : 28/09/1960
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Mehmed Baždarević

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Mehmed Baždarević
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Mehmed Baždarević

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of birth: 28 September 1960
Nationality: Bosnian
Playing career: FK Željezničar, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Nîmes Olympique, Étoile Carouge FC
Coaching career: FC Istres, Étoile du Sahel, Al-Wakrah SC (twice), Grenoble Foot 38, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, MC Alger, Bosnia and Herzegovina

• Baždarević played in midfield for Sarajevo-based Željezničar, helping them reach the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1984/85.

• Transferred to France for a lengthy spell with Sochaux, and was named as the best foreign player in Ligue 1 in 1988/89. Wound his career down with spells at Nîmes and Swiss side Étoile Carouge.

• Capped 54 times by Yugoslavia, he made two appearances for the independent Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Achieved a coaching coup by leading Istres to promotion to the top division in France, with further spells at Grenoble and Sochaux between assignments in Tunisia, Qatar and Algeria.

• Hired to replace Safet Sušić as Bosnia and Herzegovina coach in December 2014 with the Dragons having taken two points from their first four UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers. Stayed on for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite the play-off loss to the Republic of Ireland.

Last updated: 01/09/16 20.27CET

General info

  • Name: Mehmed Baždarević
  • Date of birth: 28/09/1960
  • Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Team: Bosnia and Herzegovina ( BIH)

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    28/03/15: Andorra 0-3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Play-offs)
    18/08/11: Metalist 0-0 Sochaux

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

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Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 25/03/2017 00:27 CET