Open main menu

Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team (Nogometna/Fudbalska reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine; Фудбалска репрезентација Боснe и Херцеговинe; Nogometna reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine) represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international football competitions, and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian footballers played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
Zmajevi (The Dragons)
AssociationFootball Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (N/FSBiH)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachRobert Prosinečki
CaptainEdin Džeko
Most capsEdin Džeko (105)
Top scorerEdin Džeko (58)
Home stadiumGrbavica / Bilino Polje
FIFA codeBIH
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 46 Decrease 4 (19 September 2019)[1]
Highest13 (August 2013)
Lowest173 (September 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 41 Decrease 17 (10 October 2019)[2]
Highest20 (June 2013, February 2019)
Lowest87 (October 1999)
First international
Non-FIFA international
 Iran 1–3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Tehran, Iran; 12 September 1993)[3][4][5]
FIFA international
 Albania 2–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Tirana, Albania; 30 November 1995)[6]
Biggest win
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7–0 Estonia 
(Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
10 September 2008)
 Liechtenstein 1–8 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 7 September 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 5–0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Córdoba, Argentina; 14 May 1998)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2014)
Best resultGroup stage, 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved their best result when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup as winners of their qualifying group.[7] They were eliminated after narrow group stage losses to Argentina and Nigeria and a win over Iran.[8]

The national team has appeared in numerous other qualification play-offs, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup play-offs loss to Portugal, as well as the qualifying play-offs for UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016, losing to Portugal and the Republic of Ireland respectively, preventing the team from reaching their first UEFA European Championship.[9][10][11]

Their two home stadiums are Grbavica (Sarajevo) and Bilino Polje (Zenica). The team's highest FIFA World Ranking was 13th, achieved in August 2013.[12]

HistoryEdit

 
BiH squad post FIFA affiliation of late 1990s.

Bosnia and Herzegovina have seen a steady rise in their fortunes on the international football stage in recent times. Historically, Bosnia, a war torn and divided nation, has managed multiple playoff appearances and has qualified to one FIFA World Cup. More often than not, the team produces solid results in qualifiers and challenges for a top spot.

From 1920 to 1992, the players lined up for Yugoslavia, but following the outbreak of the Bosnian war and subsequent independence, a new football nation arose from the ashes.

The early period saw Bosnia and Herzegovina have to wait until the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers to compete for a place in a major competition. Bosnia finished fourth in a group that included Greece, Denmark, Croatia and Slovenia. This was then subsequently followed by further disappointment with lackluster campaigns in the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifiers, as well as the 2002 FIFA World Cup.[13][14]

This early period was followed by Bosnia coming very close to qualifying directly for their first ever major competition, UEFA Euro 2004, narrowly missing out by a single goal against Denmark.[15]

Bosnia failed to make the grade in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, despite being unbeaten at home, and the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, which saw their poor home form cost them. Bosnia and Herzegovina then experienced double heartbreak, bowing out twice in the playoffs to Portugal, first 2–0 on aggregate in the 2010 FIFA World Cup decider and then 6–2 on aggregate in the UEFA Euro 2012 decider.[16][17][18]

Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Brazil, in October 2013 by beating Lithuania, finally breaking their curse and participating in a major tournament.[19]

They managed to finish third in a group which included Argentina, and tasted their first victory thanks to a 3–1 win over Iran.[20] Nigeria pipped Bosnia for second place in the group with a 1–0 win marred with controversy following an incorrectly disallowed goal scored by Edin Džeko in the first half.[21][22][23]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 9
  Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
  Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1

Bosnia finished third in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers behind Belgium and Wales. After making an unfortunate start to the qualifiers with a surprise 2–1 home defeat against Cyprus and managing just two points through four games, manager Safet Sušić was dismissed and replaced by Mehmed Baždarević.[24][25][26]

After the slow start, the Bosnian performance improved dramatically, with five wins in their remaining six matches, including victories over Wales and Israel along with three clean sheets. However, they ultimately failed to qualify after a two legged playoff encounter with Ireland.[27][28][29] Bosnia failed to make back-to-back FIFA World Cups after failing to qualify to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying games against   Finland and   Greece on 12 and 15 October 2019.[30]
Caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2019 after the game against   Greece.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Ibrahim Šehić (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 31) 26 0   BB Erzurumspor
1 1GK Jasmin Burić (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 (age 32) 2 0   Hapoel Haifa
22 1GK Kenan Pirić (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Maribor

17 2DF Ervin Zukanović (1987-02-11) 11 February 1987 (age 32) 38 0   Al-Ahli
3 2DF Ermin Bičakčić (1990-01-24) 24 January 1990 (age 29) 32 3   1899 Hoffenheim
5 2DF Sead Kolašinac (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 26) 29 0   Arsenal
2 2DF Eldar Ćivić (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 (age 23) 8 0   Ferencváros
4 2DF Zoran Kvržić (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 31) 6 0   Rijeka
18 2DF Adnan Kovačević (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 26) 2 0   Korona Kielce
15 2DF Marko Mihojević (1996-04-21) 21 April 1996 (age 23) 2 0   Erzgebirge Aue

10 3MF Miralem Pjanić (vice-captain) (1990-04-02) 2 April 1990 (age 29) 91 15   Juventus
8 3MF Edin Višća (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 29) 49 10   İstanbul Başakşehir
7 3MF Muhamed Bešić (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 27) 41 0   Sheffield United
20 3MF Izet Hajrović (1991-08-04) 4 August 1991 (age 28) 26 6   Dinamo Zagreb
9 3MF Haris Duljević (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 25) 22 1   Nîmes
13 3MF Gojko Cimirot (1992-12-19) 19 December 1992 (age 26) 21 0   Standard Liège
21 3MF Elvis Sarić (1990-07-21) 21 July 1990 (age 29) 16 1   Al-Ahli
19 3MF Rade Krunić (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 26) 12 1   Milan
14 3MF Amer Gojak (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 22) 10 4   Dinamo Zagreb
23 3MF Mato Jajalo (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 (age 31) 9 0   Udinese
6 3MF Dino Hotić (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Maribor

16 4FW Riad Bajić (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 25) 12 0   Konyaspor
11 4FW Armin Hodžić (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 24) 7 1   Fehérvár

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team within the last twelve months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Vladan Kovačević (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Sarajevo v.   Armenia, 8 September 2019
GK Vedran Kjosevski (1995-05-22) 22 May 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Željezničar v.   Greece, 26 March 2019
GK Asmir Begović (1987-06-20) 20 June 1987 (age 32) 62 0   Qarabağ v.   Austria, 15 November 2018 INJ

DF Toni Šunjić (1988-12-15) 15 December 1988 (age 30) 40 1   Dynamo Moscow v.   Greece, 15 October 2019 INJ
DF Darko Todorović (1997-05-05) 5 May 1997 (age 22) 10 0   Holstein Kiel v.   Armenia, 8 September 2019
DF Bojan Nastić (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 25) 4 0   BATE Borisov v.   Italy, 11 June 2019
DF Samir Memišević (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 26) 2 0   Groningen v.   Italy, 11 June 2019

MF Stjepan Lončar (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 22) 4 0   Rijeka v.   Greece, 15 October 2019 PRE
MF Deni Milošević (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 (age 24) 7 1   Konyaspor v.   Armenia, 8 September 2019
MF Goran Zakarić (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 26) 11 0   Universitatea Craiova v.   Italy, 11 June 2019
MF Mario Vrančić (1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 (age 30) 6 0   Norwich City v.   Italy, 11 June 2019
MF Sanjin Prcić (1993-11-29) 29 November 1993 (age 25) 8 0   Strasbourg v.   Spain, 18 November 2018

FW Edin Džeko (captain) (1986-03-17) 17 March 1986 (age 33) 105 58   Roma v.   Finland, 12 October 2019 INJ
FW Irfan Hadžić (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 26) 0 0   Akhisarspor v.   Armenia, 8 September 2019
FW Smail Prevljak (1995-05-10) 10 May 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Red Bull Salzburg v.   Italy, 11 June 2019
FW Kenan Kodro (1993-08-19) 19 August 1993 (age 26) 9 2   Athletic Bilbao v.   Greece, 26 March 2019
FW Elvir Koljić (1995-07-08) 8 July 1995 (age 24) 3 0   Universitatea Craiova v.   Greece, 26 March 2019 INJ
FW Ermedin Demirović (1998-03-25) 25 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0   St. Gallen v.   Spain, 18 November 2018 U21

INJ Withdrawn due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international football.
SUS Suspended.
WD Withdrawn.
U21 Called-up to U21 squad.

Previous squadsEdit

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2018Edit

2019Edit

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA Position
1930 to 1990 Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   Yugoslavia
as   Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  1994 Could not enter
  1998 Did not qualify 8 3 0 5 9 14 4/5
as   Bosnia and Herzegovina
    2002 Did not qualify 8 2 2 4 12 12 4/5
  2006 10 4 4 2 12 9 3/6
  2010 12 6 1 5 25 15 2/6 Lost Playoff
  2014 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 4 4 Squad 10 8 1 1 30 6 1/6
  2018 Did not qualify 10 5 2 3 24 13 3/6
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total 1/7 3 1 0 2 4 4 58 28 10 20 112 69
List of FIFA World Cup matches
Year Round Score Result Bosnia goalscorers
2014 Round 1   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2   Argentina Loss Ibišević
Round 1   Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–1   Nigeria Loss
Round 1   Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–1   Iran Win Džeko, Pjanić, Vršajević

UEFA European ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Euro record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA Position
Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   Yugoslavia
1960 to 1992
as   Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  1996 Did not enter
as   Bosnia and Herzegovina
    2000 Did not qualify 10 3 2 5 14 17 3/6
  2004 8 4 1 3 7 8 4/5
    2008 12 4 1 7 16 22 4/7
    2012 12 6 3 3 19 14 2/6 Lost Playoff
  2016 12 5 3 4 18 15 3/6 Lost Playoff
  2020 In progress 8 3 1 4 17 14 Assured of a play-off spot
  2024 To be determined
Total 62 25 11 26 91 90

Euro 1996 – Could not enter as the national team was not yet a member of UEFA.

UEFA Nations LeagueEdit

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 B Group stage
Promoted
1st 4 3 1 0 5 1
2020–21 A To be determined
Total Group stage
League B
1/1 4 3 1 0 5 1

Minor tournamentsEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1997 Dunhill Cup Malaysia Runners-up 2 5 3 1 1 9 5
  2001 Millennium Soccer Cup Runners-up 2 5 3 1 1 7 5
  2001 Merdeka Tournament Runners-up 2 5 3 1 1 7 4
  2001 LG Cup Runners-up 2 2 1 0 1 4 6
  2016 Kirin Cup Champions 1 2 1 1 0 4 3
Total 1 Title 19 11 4 4 31 23

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Robert Prosinečki
Assistant coaches   Gordan Ciprić
  Dragan Spasić
Coach   Elvir Rahimić
Goalkeeping coach   Kenan Hasagić
Team doctor   Reuf Karabeg
Physiotherapists   Ismar Hadžibajrić
  Radomir Ćosović
Managing directors   Fuad Kečo
  Adem Đipa
Technical director   Darko Ljubojević

ManagersEdit

Name First game Last game Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Win % Achievements
  Fuad Muzurović 30 November 1995 5 November 1997 18 7 2 9 21 25 −4 38.88%
  Džemaludin Mušović 14 May 1998 27 January 1999 7 1 2 4 7 16 −9 14.28%
  Faruk Hadžibegić 10 March 1999 9 October 1999 7 2 2 3 10 10 0 28.57%
  Avdo Kalajdžić (caretaker) 18 August 1999 18 August 1999 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
  Mišo Smajlović 24 January 2000 7 October 2001 14 5 4 5 20 17 +3 35.71%
  Blaž Slišković 27 March 2002 11 October 2006 37 11 11 15 44 56 −12 29.73%
  Fuad Muzurović 24 March 2007 21 November 2007 9 3 0 6 11 16 −5 33.33%
  Meho Kodro 30 January 2008 26 March 2008 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 0%
  Denijal Pirić (caretaker) 1 June 2008 1 June 2008 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.0%
  Miroslav Blažević 20 August 2008 18 November 2009 17 8 2 7 34 24 +10 47.05%
  Safet Sušić 3 March 2010 16 November 2014 50 23 9 18 83 60 +23 46.0% 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage
  Mehmed Baždarević 28 March 2015 10 October 2017 25 14 5 6 53 30 +23 56.0% 2016 Kirin Cup – Champions
  Robert Prosinečki 28 January 2018 20 8 6 6 26 18 +8 40.0%
Totals 208 83 45 80 312 277 +35

Table does not include results of minor tournaments (reserve players) managed by Husnija Arapović.

Due to one match suspension of Mehmed Baždarević for unsportsmanlike behaviour, assistant manager Dragan Perić took charge of the team on 25 March 2017.[31][32]

StatisticsEdit

Most appearancesEdit

 
Edin Džeko is Bosnia's most capped player and all-time top goal scorer.
# Player Period Caps Goals
1 Edin Džeko 2007– 105 58
2 Emir Spahić 2003–2018 94 6
3 Miralem Pjanić 2008– 91 15
4 Zvjezdan Misimović 2004–2018 85 25
5 Vedad Ibišević 2007–2018 83 28
6 Asmir Begović 2009– 62 0
7 Haris Medunjanin 2009–2018 60 9
8 Senad Lulić 2008–2017 57 4
9 Elvir Bolić 1996–2006 51 22
10 Edin Višća 2010– 49 10

Most goalsEdit

# Player Period Goals Caps Average
1 Edin Džeko 2007– 58 105 0.55
2 Vedad Ibišević 2007–2018 28 83 0.34
3 Zvjezdan Misimović 2004–2018 25 85 0.29
4 Elvir Bolić 1996–2006 22 51 0.43
5 Sergej Barbarez 1998–2006 17 47 0.35
6 Miralem Pjanić 2008– 15 91 0.16
7 Elvir Baljić 1996–2005 14 38 0.37
8 Zlatan Muslimović 2006–2011 12 30 0.40
9 Edin Višća 2010– 10 49 0.20
10 Haris Medunjanin 2009–2018 9 60 0.15

Tables correct as of match played on 15 October 2019.

CaptainsEdit

Emir Spahić captained Bosnia at their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament. This is a list of Bosnia and Herzegovina captains for ten or more official and friendly matches.

Note: Some of the other players to have captained the team include: Mehmed Baždarević (2 caps) 1996, Meho Kodro (5) 1997 to 1998, Vlatko Glavaš (1) 1997, Suvad Katana (2) 1998, Elvir Bolić (6) 1999 to 2000, Bruno Akrapović (4) 1999 to 2003, Hasan Salihamidžić (1) 2004, Zlatan Bajramović (1) 2006, Džemal Berberović (1) 2007, Asmir Begović (5) 2014 to 2017, Haris Medunjanin (4) 2016 to 2018, Vedad Ibišević (1) 2017, Miralem Pjanić (2) 2019.

Name Period Games as captain Notes
Muhamed Konjić 1995–2002 20 First official captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team
Mirsad Hibić 2000–2003 14
Sergej Barbarez 2004–2006 20
Zvjezdan Misimović 2007–2012 16
Emir Spahić 2006–2014 55 First official captain of the team in a major tournament (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Edin Džeko 2014– 40

Table correct as of match played on 15 October 2019.

FIFA ranking historyEdit

FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Bosnia and Herzegovina.[33]

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
x x x 152 99 96 75 78 69 87
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
59 79 65 59 51 61 51 44 20 27
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
19 29 22 27 37 34

Their average position since FIFA World Ranking creation is 58.[34]

Home stadiumsEdit

Bosnia and Herzegovina mainly uses Bilino Polje, located in the city of Zenica, for its home games. The stadium was built and opened in 1972, and is used to host matches of a more intimate atmosphere.[35]

The stadium itself underwent many reconstruction works since 2012 in order to comply with standards needed to host international games.[36][37][38][39][40][41]

National team has more recently begun to use Grbavica, located in Sarajevo, following its renovation in 2018.[42][43][44]

Another stadium Bosnia and Herzegovina has used is Koševo.[45]

Its training ground for domestic matches is the Bosnia and Herzegovina FA Training Centre in Zenica, which was opened in 2013 in conjunction with UEFA.[46]

Team imageEdit

NicknameEdit

A popular nickname of all Bosnian sport teams and/or sportsman is "Zmajevi" (Bosnian: zmajevi, lit. 'dragons'), popularized by football TV commentator Marijan Mijailović during Belgium vs. Bosnia (2-4) 2010 WC qualification game on 28 March 2009.

General agreement among Bosnia and Herzegovina sports fans is that nick has historical context, it is considered as an allusion to the famous Bosnian general Husein Gradaščević, who fought for Bosnian independence, and who was known as the "Dragon of Bosnia".[47]

In both local and foreign media, they are sometimes referred to as the Golden Lilies, which was original nickname given to all country's teams and sportsman by fans after independence in reference to official state insignia at the time (flag and coat of arms), which itself referred to the Fleur-de-lis historical state insignia, featured on the coat of arms of the ruling Bosnian medieval Kotromanić dynasty.[48]

Historical kitsEdit

The team kit is currently produced by German sports apparel company Adidas. Also sponsoring the team are BH Telecom and Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine, companies from Sarajevo.[49][50]

(1996–1999)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrick
(2005–2010)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legea
(2010–2012)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legea
(2012–2013)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legea
(2013–2014)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legea
(2014 FIFA World Cup)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adidas
(2015–2017)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adidas
(2018–19 UEFA Nations League)
Home Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adidas

The table below shows the history of kit manufacturers for the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Period Kit Provider
1996–1999   Patrick[51]
1999–2000   Adidas[51]
2000–2005   Reusch[51]
2005–2014   Legea[51]
2014–present   Adidas[52]

SupportersEdit

 
Bosnian fans supporting the national team.[53]

A large number of national team's supporters come from Northern and Western Europe, North America, and some from as far away as Australia.[54] Most of these fans are members of BHFanaticos, Belaj Boys, BHLegion, Armija Zmajeva (Dragons Army) and Ljuti Krajišnici groups.[55][56][57]

In the game against Norway, at the Ullevål Stadium in Oslo on 24 March 2007, Bosnian fans caused an hour-long delay due to an unprecedented amount of flares that had been thrown onto the pitch in protest against corruption in the (now former) Football Federation of Bosnia.[58] On 1 June 2008, former Bosnia and Herzegovina players Meho Kodro and Elvir Bolić organised a friendly humanitarian game in Sarajevo called "Kodro, Bola and Friends" between former Bosnian football legends, in order to gain support, to say its time for changes in the Bosnian Football Association.[59] The game was organised to commence at the same time as Bosnia and Herzegovina national side faced Azerbaijan in a friendly in Zenica. The attendance in Sarajevo was 15,000 while in Zenica only about 50.[60] The game in Sarajevo was organised by the Federal TV who broadcast the humanitarian game live. A significant number of Bosnian International players were involved in the game,[61] which ended 11–9 in favour of Team Kodro.[62]

Before every game, during the playing of the Bosnian national anthem, BH Fanaticos sing lyrics from the old national anthem Jedna si jedina, as the current national anthem does not have lyrics in all international sports Bosnia is part of (mainly football, basketball and handball).[63][64]

Head-to-head records against other countriesEdit

Tables correct as of match played on 15 October 2019.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time international record, 1995–present
Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against Goal differential First games Last games Biggest win Biggest loss
  Argentina 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 14.05.1998 15.06.2014 x 0:5
  Brazil 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 18.12.1996 28.02.2012 x 1:2
  Chile 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 22.01.2001 22.01.2001 1:0 x
  Uruguay 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 18.01.2001 18.01.2001 3:2 x
  Mexico 4 1 0 3 2 5 −3 09.02.2011 01.02.2018 1:0 0:2
  United States 2 0 1 1 3 4 −1 14.08.2013 29.01.2018 x 3:4
  Algeria 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 14.11.2012 14.11.2012 1:0 x
  Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 05.03.2014 05.03.2014 x 0:2
  Ghana 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 03.03.2010 03.03.2010 2:1 x
  Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 30.05.2014 30.05.2014 2:1 x
  Nigeria 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 21.06.2014 21.06.2014 x 0:1
  Senegal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 27.03.2018 27.03.2018 x x
  South Africa 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 08.08.2001 08.08.2001 4:2 x
  Tunisia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 05.11.1997 05.11.1997 x 1:2
  Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 24.02.1997 24.02.1997 x x
  Albania 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 30.11.1995 28.03.2017 2:0 0:2
  Andorra 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 28.03.2015 06.09.2015 3:0 x
  Armenia 4 3 0 1 10 6 +4 15.10.2008 08.09.2019 4:1 2:4
  Austria 5 1 3 1 3 4 −1 24.03.2001 15.11.2018 1:0 0:2
  Azerbaijan 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 01.06.2008 01.06.2008 1:0 x
  Belarus 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 02.09.2011 06.09.2011 2:0 x
  Belgium 8 3 1 4 13 19 −6 26.03.2005 07.10.2017 4:2 0:4
  Bulgaria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 20.08.2008 23.03.2018 1:0 1:2
  Croatia 4 0 0 4 6 14 −8 08.10.1996 22.08.2007 x 1:4
  Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 10.10.1998 08.09.1999 x 0:3
  Cyprus 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 09.09.2014 31.08.2017 2:0 2:3
  Denmark 5 2 2 1 8 5 +3 08.06.1997 03.06.2016 3:0 0:2
  Estonia 7 5 1 1 21 4 +17 05.09.1998 10.10.2017 7:0 0:1
  Faroe Islands 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 19.08.1998 09.06.1999 1:0 x
  Finland 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 28.04.2004 12.10.2019 4:1 0:2
  France 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3 18.08.2004 11.10.2011 x 0:2
  Germany 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 11.10.2002 03.06.2010 x 1:3
  Gibraltar 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 25.03.2017 03.09.2017 5:0 x
  Greece 11 1 5 5 9 17 −8 01.09.1996 15.10.2019 3:1 0:4
  Hungary 4 0 2 2 3 6 −3 10.03.1999 08.09.2007 x 1:3
  Israel 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3 11.10.2000 12.06.2015 3:1 0:3
  Italy 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 06.11.1996 11.06.2019 2:1 1:2
  Latvia 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 11.09.2012 07.06.2013 5:0 x
  Liechtenstein 7 6 1 0 28 2 +26 18.08.1999 05.09.2019 8:1 x
  Lithuania 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 14.10.1998. 16.10.2013. 3:0 2:4
  Luxembourg 6 6 0 0 16 1 +15 29.03.2003 25.03.2016 5:0 x
  North Macedonia 5 1 3 1 8 8 0 03.06.1998 26.03.2008 1:0 0:1
  Malta 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 27.01.1999 06.06.2007 5:2 1:2
  Moldova 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 07.10.2006 12.09.2007 x 0:1
  Montenegro 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 28.05.2018 28.05.2018 x x
  Northern Ireland 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 08.09.2018 15.10.2018 2:0 x
  Norway 4 2 0 2 3 5 −2 16.10.2002 17.10.2007 2:1 0:2
  Poland 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 10.12.2010 16.12.2011 x 0:1
  Portugal 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6 14.11.2009 15.11.2011 x 2:6
  Republic of Ireland 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 26.05.2012 16.11.2015 x 0:2
  Romania 4 1 0 3 2 9 −7 07.09.2002 03.06.2011 2:1 0:3
  San Marino 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 04.06.2005 09.10.2005 3:0 x
  Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 04.09.1999 05.10.1999 x 0:1
  Serbia and Montenegro 5 0 2 3 1 6 −5 14.01.2001 12.10.2005 x 0:2
  Slovakia 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 20.06.2001 10.09.2013 3:2 0:1
  Slovenia 4 4 0 0 10 4 +6 10.11.1996 06.02.2013 3:0 x
  Spain 8 0 2 6 7 18 −11 02.09.2000 18.11.2018 x 2:5
  Sweden 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2 29.05.2010 29.05.2010 x 2:4
   Switzerland 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 29.03.2016 29.03.2016 2:0 x
  Turkey 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 16.08.2000 11.10.2018 2:0 0:1
  Wales 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 12.02.2003 10.10.2015 2:0 x
  Bahrain 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 23.06.2001 23.06.2001 1:0 x
  Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 12.01.2001 12.01.2001 2:0 x
  China PR 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 02.03.1997 02.03.1997 x 0:3
  Indonesia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 26.02.1997 26.02.1997 2:0 x
  Iran 6 1 1 4 10 17 −7 22.07.2001 25.06.2014 3:1 0:4
  Japan 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 28.02.2006 07.06.2016 2:1 0:3
  Jordan 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 11.03.2000 15.03.2000 2:1 x
  Malaysia 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 28.02.1997 27.06.2001 2:0 x
  Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 09.06.2009 09.06.2009 2:1 x
  Qatar 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 24.01.2000 10.08.2010 x 0:2
  South Korea 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 26.05.2006 01.06.2018 3:1 0:2
  Uzbekistan 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 30.06.2001 01.06.2009 x 1:2
  Vietnam 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 22.02.1997 22.02.1997 4:0 x
74 Countries 222 91 48 83 332 293 +39 30.11.1995 15.10.2019 8:1 0:5

The table lists opponents played, sorted by members of FIFA affiliated confederations.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time record sorted by FIFA Confederations, 1995–present

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential First games Last games
UEFA 174 73 39 62 272 221 +51 30.11.1995 15.10.2019
AFC 26 11 6 9 37 38 −1 22.02.1997 01.06.2018
CAF 9 4 2 3 12 11 +1 05.11.1997 27.03.2018
CONMEBOL 7 2 0 5 6 14 −8 14.05.1998 15.06.2014
CONCACAF 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 09.02.2011 01.02.2018
OFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x x
74 Countries 222 91 48 83 332 293 +39 30.11.1995 15.10.2019

Memorable victoriesEdit

Source: Results

  • Unofficial games not included.
Date Tournament Place Opponents Score Additional Notes
6 November 1996 Friendly Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Italy 2 – 1 Victory over top 5 ranked team at the time (5th)[65]
10 November 1996 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Ljubljana, Slovenia   Slovenia 2 – 1 Historic first ever victory in qualifiers
20 August 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Denmark 3 – 0 Victory over top 5 ranked team at the time (3rd)[66]
2 April 2003 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying Copenhagen, Denmark   Denmark 2 – 0
24 March 2007 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Oslo, Norway   Norway 2 – 1
2 June 2007 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Turkey 3 – 2 Edin Džeko's debut senior cap and first international goal.
10 September 2008 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Estonia 7 – 0 Largest ever victory (without conceding)
28 March 2009 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Genk, Belgium   Belgium 4 – 2
10 October 2009 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Tallinn, Estonia   Estonia 2 – 0 Qualified to first ever play-offs (2010 FIFA World Cup)
7 September 2012 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Vaduz, Lichtenstein   Liechtenstein 8 – 1 Largest ever victory
22 March 2013 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Greece 3 – 1 Victory over top 15 ranked team at the time (12th)[67]
10 September 2013 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Žilina, Slovakia   Slovakia 2 – 1
15 October 2013 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Kaunas, Lithuania   Lithuania 1 – 0 Qualified to 2014 FIFA World Cup
25 June 2014 2014 FIFA World Cup Group Stage Salvador, Brazil   Iran 3 – 1 Historic first victory in FIFA World Cup
10 October 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Wales 2 – 0 Victory over top 10 ranked team at the time (8th)[68]
29 March 2016 Friendly Zürich, Switzerland    Switzerland 2 – 0 Victory over top 15 ranked team at the time (12th)[69]
7 June 2016 Kirin Cup Soccer 2016 Osaka, Japan   Japan 2 – 1 Victory in the Final of 2016 Kirin Cup

HonoursEdit

Minor tournamentsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  3. ^ radiofarda.com (28 May 2014). "تاریخ فوتبال بوسنی و هرزگوین از تهران آغاز شد". radiofarda.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  4. ^ wildstat.com (4 April 2015). "Friendly internationals, Bosnia-Herzegovina". wildstat.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  5. ^ wildstat.com (4 April 2015). "Friendly internationals, Iran". wildstat.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  6. ^ Jonathan Wilson (1 May 2014). "Despite its inescapable past, Bosnia-Herzegovina writes new chapter". sportsillustrated.cnn.com.
  7. ^ "San ispunjen: Bosna i Hercegovina na Svjetskom prvenstvu!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 15 October 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Povijesni bodovi na Mundijalu: Pobjeda nad Iranom za kraj". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 25 June 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Tako blizu, a tako daleko". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 18 November 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Evropsko prvenstvo, ipak, samo pusti san". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 15 November 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Adieu la France: Pali smo u Dublinu bez ispaljenog metka". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 16 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Historijski rezultat: Zmajevi 13. na FIFA-inoj rang listi". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 8 August 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  13. ^ Fuad Krvavac (12 October 2012). "Prije 16 godina BiH je igrala sa Grčkom u Kalamati". klix.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  14. ^ Al Jazeera Balkans (15 June 2014). "Naša brazilska priča (Our Brazil Story)". Sabahudin Topalbećirević (in Bosnian). Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  15. ^ Uefa.com (12 October 2003). "Denmark do just enough". UEFA. Retrieved 12 October 2003.
  16. ^ uefa (8 June 2005). "Spain – Bosnia-Herzegovina Match Report WC Q 2006". Archived from the original on 12 December 2013.
  17. ^ fifa.com (16 October 2012). "First-half flurry sees Bosnia-Herzegovina cruise". fifa.com. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  18. ^ "Bosnia-herzegovina qualifies for first world cup". Goal.com. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Veliko slavlje nakon istorijskog uspjeha: Fudbaleri BiH idu u Brazil". slobodnaevropa.org (in Bosnian). 16 October 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  20. ^ "BiH će 2014. godinu pamtiti po historijskom nastupu na Svjetskom prvenstvu". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 30 December 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Tuga među reprezentativcima BiH: Poništen nam je čist gol, oprostiti se časno od SP". bih.ba (in Bosnian). 22 June 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  22. ^ Chris Greenberg (21 June 2014). "Bosnia-Herzegovina Robbed Of Goal By Offside Call In Loss To Nigeria, Eliminated At World Cup". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  23. ^ Joe Bernstein (25 June 2014). "Nigeria 1–0 Bosnia-Herzegovina: Peter Odemwingie scores only goal as Edin Dzeko and Co crash out of World Cup". dailymail.co.uk.
  24. ^ Fuad Krvavac (17 November 2014). "Sušić tenure ends with Bosnia and Herzegovina". uefa.com. Sarajevo. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  25. ^ Jack Davies (17 November 2014). "Susic sacked by Bosnia-Herzegovina". goal.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  26. ^ Maja Zuvela (17 November 2014). "Bosnia sack coach Susic after Israel fiasco". uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  27. ^ "Fixture List – Centralised friendlies" (PDF). uefa.com. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  28. ^ uefa.com (16 November 2015). "Walters double takes Ireland to UEFA EURO 2016". Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  29. ^ eurosport.com (16 November 2015). "Walters strikes twice to send jubilant Ireland to Euro 2016". Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  30. ^ "Robert Prosinečki saopštio spisak za Finsku i Grčku". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 23 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  31. ^ "Suspendovan Mehmed Baždarević!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 25 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  32. ^ "Prvi put u historiji zmajeve će voditi stranac: Stéphane Gilli šef protiv Gibraltara". avaz.ba (in Bosnian). 15 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  33. ^ "FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Bosnia and Herzegovina". fifa.com. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  34. ^ "FIFA-ranking yearly averages for Bosnia and Herzegovina". fifa.com. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  35. ^ "Na današnji dan 1972. godine otvoren je stadion Bilino Polje". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  36. ^ "Zenica dobija moderan stadion". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 18 November 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  37. ^ "Počela ugradnja grijača na Bilinom Polju". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 20 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  38. ^ "Postavljena trava na Bilinom Polju". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  39. ^ "Rekonstrukcija Bilinog Polja: Novi reflektori, veće svlačionice..." reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 21 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  40. ^ "Bilino Polje dobija novi semafor". nezavisne.com (in Bosnian). 14 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  41. ^ "Započeti novi radovi: Bilino polje prolazi kroz još jednu rekonstrukciju". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 27 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  42. ^ "Od ruševine do novog doma reprezentacije BiH". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 5 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  43. ^ "BiH dočekuje Belgiju na Grbavici!". oslobodjenje.ba (in Bosnian). 4 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  44. ^ "Misimović: Krajem maja počinje rekonstrukcija travnjaka, Grbavica će biti u rangu Wembleyja". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 29 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  45. ^ "Večeras historijska utakmica na Koševu". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 10 October 2003. Retrieved 10 October 2003.
  46. ^ "Michel Platini otvorio Trening centar NSBiH u Zenici vrijedan 10 miliona KM!". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  47. ^ "BH Dragons" (website). USA: bhdragons.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  48. ^ "Golden Lilies blossoming". FIFA.com. 9 April 2009. Archived from the original on 12 April 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
  49. ^ nezavisne.com (17 November 2009). "Bh. telekom zlatni sponzor". nezavisne.com (in Bosnian). Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  50. ^ bihsoccer.com (12 November 2006). "Reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine". bihsoccer.com (in Bosnian). Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  51. ^ a b c d bhdragons.com (21 December 2013). "The History of the Bosnian National Jersey". bhdragons.com. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  52. ^ adidas.com (21 March 2014). "adidas to partner Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™". adidas.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  53. ^ BHFProduction (2 October 2010). "BHFanaticos–Gdje Ti Igraš Tu Smo Mi". YouTube. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  54. ^ Albin I. (22 March 2013). "Bosnian fans from Australia (Bosnia–Greece 3:1)". facebook.com. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  55. ^ Vic (28 March 2013). "Bosnia Fans Make the Most of Being Stuck on a Bridge". sportige.com. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  56. ^ Emin D (22 March 2013). "BHLegion fans go to Bilino". zenicablog.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  57. ^ Emin D (22 March 2013). "BHFanaticos fans go to Bilino". zenicablog.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  58. ^ Rosenborg Trondheim (24 March 2007). "Bosnian supporters–protest including pyro (Norway Bosnia)". YouTube. Retrieved 27 March 2006.
  59. ^ Brza zmija (1 June 2008). "Fotogalerija: Kodro, Bola i prijatelji". SportSport.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  60. ^ Statler (1 June 2008). "BiH–Azerbejdzan". SportSport.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  61. ^ I. Babic (25 May 2008). "Svi na Kosevo–Spasimo bh fudbal". SportSport.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  62. ^ Statler (1 June 2008). "Live–Spektakl na Kosevu". SportSport.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  63. ^ BHFProduction (14 June 2008). "Skenderija pjeva, Jedna si jedina". YouTube. Retrieved 14 June 2006.
  64. ^ Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (4 June 2010). "Proposal of the Text for the National Hymn of BiH Adopted by the Council of Ministers of BiH". Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  65. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking 23 October 1996". FIFA.com. 1996.
  66. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking 20 August 1997". FIFA.com. 1997.
  67. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking 14 March 2013". FIFA.com. 2013.
  68. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking 1 October 2015". FIFA.com. 2015.
  69. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking 3 March 2016". FIFA.com. 2016.

External linksEdit