Miralem Pjanić

  • Date of birth : 02/04/1990
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
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Miralem Pjanić

Miralem Pjanić

Clubs: FC Metz, Olympique Lyonnais

• An exciting young midfield talent, Pjanić was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina but brought up in Luxembourg, where his footballer father found work; joined Metz's academy across the border in France and made his first-team debut in August 2007 in a goalless draw against Paris Saint-Germain FC.

• Before committing himself to a senior international career with Bosnia and Herzegovina, he played, and scored, for hosts Luxembourg at the 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

• Struck four goals in 32 Ligue 1 appearances in 2007/08 and helped Metz into the Coupe de France quarter-finals but he was unable to prevent his side's relegation to Ligue 2.

• Joined Lyon on a five-year contract in June 2008 and was used mostly as a substitute in his first season but claimed a regular berth in the starting XI in 2009/10 following Juninho Pernambucano's departure, taking the Brazilian's No8 shirt.

• Scored his first Lyon goal in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League play-off tie against RSC Anderlecht and was on target against Real Madrid CF with the crucial away goal that took Lyon into the quarter-finals.

• Made his debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in August 2008 in a friendly with Bulgaria and helped his country reach the 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs, making ten appearances, eight of them from the substitutes' bench.

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General info

  • Name: Miralem Pjanić
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/04/1990 (24)
  • Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Squad number: 15
  • Club: Roma ( ITA)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
    24/02/09: Lyon 1-1 Barcelona
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    03/05/06: Luxembourg 1-7 Spain

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Bosnia and Herzegovina122
Luxembourg U-1931
Luxembourg U-1731
Total184

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Lyon256
Roma20
Total276
Last updated: 01/10/2014 01:07 CET
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