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Edin Višća (Bosnian pronunciation: [ědin ʋǐʃtɕa]; born 17 February 1990) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Süper Lig club İstanbul Başakşehir and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Edin Višća
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Višća playing for İstanbul Başakşehir in 2014
Personal information
Full name Edin Višća[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-17) 17 February 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Olovo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
İstanbul Başakşehir
Number 7
Youth career
Budućnost Banovići
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Budućnost Banovići
2009–2011 Željezničar 39 (11)
2011– İstanbul Başakşehir 268 (72)
National team
Bosnia and Herzegovina U19
2010–2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 16 (3)
2010– Bosnia and Herzegovina 46 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2019

Višća started his professional career at Budućnost Banovići, before joining Željezničar in 2009. Two years later, he moved to İstanbul Başakşehir.

A former youth international for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Višća made his senior international debut in 2010, earning over 40 caps and scoring 9 goals since. He represented the nation at their first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Club careerEdit

ŽeljezničarEdit

Višća joined Željezničar from lower-league club Budućnost Banovići in September 2009 on a three-year deal.[3] He had to wait until 27 February 2010 to make his official debut for the club against Čelik Zenica.[4] A month later, he scored his first goal for the team, in a game against Travnik.[5] On 23 May, Višća won his first trophy with Željezničar, as they were crowned league champions.[6]

İstanbul BaşakşehirEdit

On 10 August 2011, Višća signed a five-year contract with İstanbul Başakşehir.[7] He made his competitive debut in a triumph over Galatasaray on 11 September.[8] Almost five months later, he scored his first goal for the club against the same opponent.[9]

After Başakşehir got relegated to 1. Lig in 2013,[10] Višća was instrumental in their promotion the following season, scoring 10 goals and adding 10 assists.[11]

On 20 April 2014, Višća made his 100th appearance for İstanbul Başakşehir.[12]

In August 2016, Višća put pen to paper on a new contract expiring in June 2020.[13] He ended that season as Başakşehir's top goalscorer and fourth overall in the league.[14]

On 14 January 2017, Višća scored his 51st goal for the club in a game against Kayserispor, thus becoming top goalscorer in their history.[15]

At the end of season, Višća was best assist provider of the league with 15 overall, which also made him second best in Europe in that statistical category, only behind Kevin De Bruyne.[16] He was also named in Süper Lig's team of the season.[17]

On 2 May 2019, Višća was named Süper Lig's player of the season, which made him first Bosnian player ever to win that award.[18] Three weeks later, he played his 300th game for the club against Alanyaspor.[19]

International careerEdit

Višća represented Bosnia and Herzegovina on various youth levels.[20]

In November 2010, he received his first senior call-up, for friendly game against Poland,[21] and debuted in that game on 10 December.[22]

In June 2014, Višća was named in Bosnia and Herzegovina's squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup, country's first major competition.[23] He made his competition debut in the opening group match on 15 June, which ended in a narrow loss to Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium.[24]

On 12 June 2015, in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel, Višća scored a brace, his first senior international goals.[25]

In February 2016, he was voted 2015 Bosnian player of the year, by Bosnian sports journalists.[26]

Višća scored his first international hat-trick against South Korea on 1 June 2018.[27]

Personal lifeEdit

Višća is a practicing Muslim; along with international teammates Muhamed Bešić and Vedad Ibišević he visited a mosque in Cuiabá during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[28]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 18 August 2019[29]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Željezničar 2009–10 Bosnian Premier League 11 2 3 2 14 4
2010–11 Bosnian Premier League 27 9 6 0 2 0 35 9
2011–12 Bosnian Premier League 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
Total 39 11 9 2 5 0 53 13
İstanbul Başakşehir 2011–12 Süper Lig 36 5 1 0 37 5
2012–13 Süper Lig 28 3 0 0 28 3
2013–14 1. Lig 34 10 1 0 35 10
2014–15 Süper Lig 34 8 1 0 35 8
2015–16 Süper Lig 34 17 5 0 2 0 41 17
2016–17 Süper Lig 34 8 6 0 3 2 43 10
2017–18 Süper Lig 33 9 1 0 9 5 43 14
2018–19 Süper Lig 34 12 2 1 2 0 38 13
2019–20 Süper Lig 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Total 268 72 17 1 18 7 303 80
Career total 307 83 26 3 23 7 356 93

InternationalEdit

As of match played 11 June 2019[30]
National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010 1 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 6 0
2014 8 0
2015 7 2
2016 6 0
2017 5 3
2018 9 3
2019 4 1
Total 46 9

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.[30]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 June 2015 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Israel
1–1
3–1
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
2.
3–1
3. 25 March 2017 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Gibraltar
4–0
5–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 31 August 2017 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   Cyprus
2–0
2–3
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 7 October 2017 Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Belgium
2–1
3–4
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 1 June 2018 Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, South Korea   South Korea
1–0
3–1
Friendly
7.
2–1
8.
3–1
9. 26 March 2019 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina   Greece
1–0
2–2
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

HonoursEdit

Željezničar[29]

İstanbul Başakşehir[29]

Individual

Awards

Performances

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of players: Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 5. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Edin Vişça". ibfk.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Višća tri godine u Željezničaru". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 25 September 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Željezničar lako protiv Čelika". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 27 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Bekrić i Višća za prvo mjesto". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 April 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Željezničar osvojio petu šampionsku titulu u historiji". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 23 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Edin Višća zvanično predstavljen u Istanbulu BB". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 15 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Hasagić i Višća startali pobjedom". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 11 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Galatasaray bolji od Başakşehira, Višća strijelac". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 3 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Višćin Istanbul Başakşehir ispao iz lige". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 18 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Edin Višća: U Brazilu možemo napraviti svjetsku senzaciju". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 10 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Başakşehir prejak i za Gaziantepspor, Višći 90 minuta". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 20 April 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Službeno: Edin Višća produžio ugovor sa Başakşehirom". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 16 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Višća golom završio sezonu iz snova". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 18 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Višća ušao u historiju Başakşehira". fokus.ba (in Bosnian). 14 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Statistika ne laže: Višća ispred Messija i Neymara, samo de Bruyne bolji od njega". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 13 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Višći veliko priznanje, uvršten u tim sezone". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 13 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Bravo majstore: Edin Višća izabran za igrača sezone u Turskoj!". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 2 May 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Başakşehir remijem okončao sezonu, Višća strijelac, Bajiću 90 minuta". scsport.ba (in Bosnian). 24 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Edin Višća: Nekada sam navijao sa tribina Bilinog Polja, a sada su mi skandirali ime". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 15 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Protiv Poljske sa igračima iz Premijer lige". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 22 November 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  22. ^ "Domaći Zmajevi pokazali potencijal". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 10 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  23. ^ "Sušić objavio konačan spisak za Brazil". aljazeera.net (in Bosnian). 2 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Argentina prejaka, ali poslana je lijepa slika u svijet". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 16 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Dva Edina presudila Izraelu, Zmajevi se približili trećem mjestu na tabeli". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 12 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  26. ^ "Edin Višća najbolji bh fudbaler u 2015. godini". reprezentacija.ba (in Bosnian). 15 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  27. ^ "Maestralni Višća hat-trickom odveo Zmajeve do pobjede u Južnoj Koreji". sportsport.ba (in Bosnian). 1 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  28. ^ "Navijači i reprezentativci obavili džuma-namaz u Cuiabi". klix.ba (in Bosnian). 21 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  29. ^ a b c "E. Višća". soccerway.com. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  30. ^ a b "Edin Višća". eu-football.info. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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