Elvir Rahimić

  • Date of birth : 04/04/1976
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Elvir Rahimić

Elvir Rahimić

Clubs: FK Bosna Visok, Faktor Ljubljana, SK Vorwärts Steyr, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, PFC CSKA Moskva

• Began his career in low-key fashion with Bosna Visoko before moving on to Slovenian club Faktor Ljubljana and Austrian second-tier outfit Vorwärts Steyr, whom he helped to promotion.

• Scored in his final game for Steyr before leaving in early 1999 to join Anzhi Makhachkala; won the Russian second division with the club in his first season and ever-present, with 30 appearances, in his debut Premier-Liga campaign.

• A losing Russian Cup finalist – on penalties – with Anzhi in June 2001, he joined CSKA soon afterwards and would become a key player during coach Valeri Gazzaev's successful seven-year reign that climaxed with 2005 UEFA Cup final triumph, rarely missing a game during his tenure.

• Made belated introduction to international football, aged 31, in June 2007 and was a regular thereafter in UEFA EURO 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

• Started all 30 matches in each of CSKA's back-to-back Premier-Liga title wins in 2005 and 2006 – the only player to do so.

• Continued to pick up silverware with the club, claiming the Russian Cup in 2008, 2009 and 2011, but saw his role reduced during the double winning season of 2012/13. 

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup: winner 2005

Last updated: 02/08/13 12.17CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/07/2015 16:36 CET
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1GreeceGreece1100
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundLatviaLatvia0-5Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina6900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Elvir Rahimić
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/04/1976 (38)
  • Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Club: CSKA Moskva ( RUS)

  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    19/09/02: CSKA Moskva 1-1 Parma
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    09/11/96: Slovenia 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Bosnia and Herzegovina180
Bosnia and Herzegovina U-2130

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
CSKA Moskva340
UEFA Super Cup
CSKA Moskva10
UEFA Europa League
CSKA Moskva300
Last updated: 18/03/2015 15:48 CET