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Husref Musemić (born 4 July 1961) is a Bosnian football manager and former professional player who is the current manager of FK Sarajevo in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Husref Musemić
Personal information
Full name Husref Musemić
Date of birth (1961-07-04) 4 July 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Janja, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sarajevo (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Radnik Bijeljina 28 (3)
1979–1985 Sarajevo 118 (47)
1985–1989 Red Star Belgrade 87 (26)
1989 Hearts 6 (3)
1990 Sarajevo 26 (9)
1991 Twente 10 (0)
1992 Venlo 0 (0)
1992–1994 Pfullendorf 32 (16)
Total 307 (104)
National team
1983 Yugoslavia 1 (0)
1995 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 (0)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Đerzelez Zenica
2001 Sarajevo
2002–2003 Sarajevo
2004 Čelik Zenica
2005–2008 Sarajevo
2008–2009 Olimpik Sarajevo
2012–2013 Olimpik Sarajevo
2013 Sarajevo
2015–2016 Sloboda Tuzla
2016–2017 Mladost Doboj Kakanj
2017– Sarajevo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in the town of Janja,[1] near Bijeljina, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia, he began his career playing in the local club FK Radnik Bijeljina, competing back then in the Yugoslav Second League group West.[2] In 1979, he joined Yugoslav First League side FK Sarajevo, where he played the following 6 seasons. He was an important member of the memorable Sarajevo's squad that won the 1984–85 Yugoslav Championship, which gave him a ticket to a move in that summer to Red Star Belgrade.[1]

In Belgrade he represented the red & white's for the following four seasons, having in the meantime won another Yugoslav championship in 1988. He moved abroad in summer 1989 by joining Hearts but he only played the first half of the 1989–90 Scottish Premier Division, as during the winter break he returned to Yugoslavia and joined his former club, FK Sarajevo.[2]

By then, Sarajevo had already been deconstructed from the championship winning squad from 1985, so a year after returning from Scotland, Musemić was moving abroad again, this time to the Netherlands by joining FC Twente. He played 9 games in the second half of the 1990–91 Eredivisie season, but in the following season he only managed to play one match,[3] so he spent the second part of the season playing with VVV-Venlo.[2]

Before retiring he played in Germany between 1992 and 1994 with SC Pfullendorf in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg where he got the chance to show his scoring skills by netting 16 times in 32 matches.[2] He finished his playing career after the end of that season at the age 33.

International careerEdit

He made his debut, and only match for the Yugoslav national team in a friendly match played in Timişoara, Romania, on 30 March 1983, in a Yugoslav victory of 2–0 against Romania.[1]

Later, after the break-up of SFR Yugoslavia, in 1995, he was part of the first ever official match of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.[4]

Managerial careerEdit

After retiring from playing, he began his coaching career.

Initially, he coached NK Đerzelez in the late 1990s, and afterwards he worked at FK Sarajevo as the assistant to coaches such as Mehmed Janjoš, Nermin Hadžiahmetović and Predrag Pašić, before becoming the club's main coach and winning the 2004–05 Bosnian Cup and two years later, the 2006–07 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

After Sarajevo, he also managed Olimpik Sarajevo, with whom he won the 2008–09 First League of FBiH, Sloboda Tuzla and Mladost Doboj Kakanj.

While at Sloboda, he also had good success, finishing 2nd in the 2015–16 Bosnian Premier League season and being the 2015–16 Bosnian Cup runner-up.

Since August 2017, for the fifth time in his career, Musemić has once again been managing FK Sarajevo.[5] In the 2018–19 season, with Sarajevo, Musemić had for a second time in his career won the Bosnian Cup after Sarajevo beat NK Široki Brijeg in the final on 15 May 2019.[6]

Just three days after the cup success, on 18 May 2019, Musemić led Sarajevo to a 4–0 home league win against FK Zvijezda 09 and won the league title with Sarajevo once again and also won the club's first ever double in history, as well as also the first double ever in his managerial career.[7] On 23 May 2019, he was named the Bosnian Premier League Manager of the 2018–19 season.[8]

On 12 June 2019, Musemić extended his contract with Sarajevo, which is due to keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.[9]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 18 October 2019[10]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Sarajevo July 2002 September 2003 40 19 13 8 047.50
Sarajevo January 2005 June 2008 84 44 16 24 052.38
Olimpik Sarajevo October 2008 August 2009 27 15 5 7 055.56
Olimpik Sarajevo September 2012 February 2013 9 5 2 2 055.56
Sarajevo March 2013 December 2013 34 19 10 5 055.88
Sloboda Tuzla January 2015 September 2016 64 37 14 13 057.81
Mladost Doboj Kakanj September 2016 June 2017 27 9 7 11 033.33
Sarajevo August 2017 Present 92 55 15 22 059.78
Total 377 203 82 92 053.85

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Husref Musemić at Reprezentacija.rs (in Serbian)
  2. ^ a b c d Husref Musemić at Playerhistory
  3. ^ FC Twente stats at FC Twente official website
  4. ^ "Husref Musemić". National-Football-Teams.com.
  5. ^ Zvanično: Husref Musemić novi trener FK Sarajevo at klix.ba, 26 August 2017
  6. ^ E.B. (15 May 2019). "FK Sarajevo osvojio Kup Bosne i Hercegovine" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  7. ^ E.B. (18 May 2019). "Sarajevo je šampion!" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  8. ^ A. Lendo (23 May 2019). "Ahmetović najbolji igrač, Musemić najbolji trener u Premijer ligi BiH" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  9. ^ E.B. (12 June 2019). "Zvanično: Husref Musemić ostaje trener Sarajeva" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Husref Musemić". Sofascore.com (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  11. ^ Champion, First League of FBiH (in Bosnian) bihsoccer.com

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