Edin Bahtić

Edin "Fićo" Bahtić (born 1 May 1956) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Edin Bahtić
Personal information
Full name Edin Bahtić
Date of birth (1956-05-01) 1 May 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1977 Željezničar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Bosna Sarajevo
1978–1985 Željezničar 172 (53)
1985–1987 Aris Thessaloniki 50 (6)
1987–1989 Željezničar 30 (7)
National team
1984–1985 Yugoslavia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was nicknamed after the famous Yugoslav car Zastava 750 colloquially known as Fićo (replica of Fiat 500).

Club careerEdit

He started playing football for FK Željezničar youth team. At the time he was supposed to leave the youth squad, he was considered not to be a quality for Željezničar's first team. He left the club and played in amateur side FK Vraca in Sarajevo. He also played one season for Bosna Sarajevo before he was called to re-join FK Željezničar in 1978. He played almost 250 league games for the club until 1989. He also scored more than 60 league goals, despite he was not actually a striker. He usually played as a right winger. During 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons he played for Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.[1]

He was also a joint top-scorer of UEFA Cup 1984-85 with 7 goals alongside QPR's Gary Bannister. FK Željezničar reached the semifinals of UEFA Cup that season.

International careerEdit

Good games in FK Željezničar shirt were the reason he was called to play for Yugoslav national team. He made his debut for them in a September 1984 friendly match away against Scotland and earned a total of 2 caps, scoring no goals.[2] His final international was a June 1985 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Bulgaria.[3]


  1. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (2005-05-11). "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  2. ^ Vandenberghe, Luc (2009-06-12). "Yugoslavia National Team Players 1964-1992". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  3. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 2021-01-23.

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