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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.

Last updated: 24/01/11 17.16CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/07/2016 17:01 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein4600
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1-2CyprusCyprus9000
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundWalesWales0-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1-1BelgiumBelgium9001
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIsraelIsrael3-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina6100
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-3Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageAustriaAustria1-1Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina4600
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-1IsraelIsrael8801
22.08.2015Italian Serie AVeronaVerona1-1RomaRoma9000
30.08.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-1JuventusJuventus9010
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium3-1Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina3-0AndorraAndorra4500
20.09.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-2SassuoloSassuolo9001
23.09.2015Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria2-1RomaRoma9001
26.09.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma5-1CarpiCarpi9010
04.10.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo2-4RomaRoma9011
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina2-0WalesWales9001
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCyprusCyprus2-3Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina8500
17.10.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma3-1EmpoliEmpoli6811
25.10.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-2RomaRoma7901
28.10.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma3-1UdineseUdinese9010
31.10.2015Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-0RomaRoma7300
13.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
16.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
21.11.2015Italian Serie ABolognaBologna2-2RomaRoma9010
29.11.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma0-2AtalantaAtalanta9000
05.12.2015Italian Serie ATorinoTorino1-1RomaRoma9010
13.12.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli0-0RomaRoma9000
20.12.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-0GenoaGenoa6500
09.01.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma1-1MilanMilan9001
17.01.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma1-1VeronaVerona9000
24.01.2016Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus1-0RomaRoma9000
30.01.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma3-1FrosinoneFrosinone9010
02.02.2016Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo0-2RomaRoma6201
07.02.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-1SampdoriaSampdoria9000
12.02.2016Italian Serie ACarpiCarpi1-3RomaRoma4500
21.02.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma5-0PalermoPalermo7201
27.02.2016Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli1-3RomaRoma9010
04.03.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma4-1FiorentinaFiorentina9001
13.03.2016Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese1-2RomaRoma2001
19.03.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma1-1InternazionaleInternazionale9000
25.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageLuxembourgLuxembourg0-3Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina2310
29.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-2Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina7310
03.04.2016Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-4RomaRoma9000
11.04.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma1-1BolognaBologna9000
20.04.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma3-2TorinoTorino1000
25.04.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma1-0NapoliNapoli9000
08.05.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma3-0ChievoChievo9011
14.05.2016Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-3RomaRoma9001
29.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSpainSpain3-1Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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General info

  • Name: Miralem Pjanić
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 02/04/1990 (26)
  • Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Squad number: 15
  • Club: Roma ( ITA)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 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

Bosnia and Herzegovina232
Luxembourg U-1931
Luxembourg U-1731

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 14/07/2016 22:13 CET