Kenan Hasagić

Kenan Hasagić (Bosnian pronunciation: [xâsaɡitɕ]; born 1 February 1980) is a Bosnian retired professional football goalkeeper[1] and current goalkeeper coach of Bosnian Premier League club Tuzla City.

Kenan Hasagić
Personal information
Full name Kenan Hasagić
Date of birth (1980-02-01) 1 February 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Kakanj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tuzla City (goalkeeper coach)
Youth career
1994–1997 Rudar Kakanj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Rudar Kakanj 14 (0)
1998–1999 Vorwärts Steyr 21 (0)
1999–2001 Altay 42 (0)
2001 Bosna Visoko 8 (0)
2002 Rudar Kakanj 11 (0)
2002–2004 Željezničar 55 (0)
2004–2007 Gaziantepspor 76 (0)
2007–2012 İstanbul Başakşehir 84 (0)
Total 311 (0)
National team
2003–2011 Bosnia and Herzegovina 44 (0)
Teams managed
2017–2019 Mladost Doboj Kakanj (goalkeeper coach)
2018–2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina (goalkeeper coach)
2020– Tuzla City (goalkeeper coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club CareerEdit

Hasagić's football career began in his hometown with Rudar Kakanj. At the age of 16, he made his debut in a first division match. He was the most promising goalkeeper in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he played for youth selections and was later transferred to Austrian side Vorwärts Steyr.

After that, Hasagić was a member of Altay in Turkey but didn't see much first team football. He went back to Bosnia and played for Rudar Kakanj and Bosna Visoko. In 2003, he signed a contract with Željezničar. Here he found good form and even became first choice goalkeeper for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

During the 2004–05 season, he moved to Turkey once again where he signed for Turkish Süper Lig side Gaziantepspor. In 2007, he moved over to another Turkish Süper Lig side in İstanbul Başakşehir. In 2012, Hasagić retired from football early after injuries shattered his career.

International CareerEdit

Hasagić made his debut for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team on 12 February 2003 in a game between Wales which ended in a 2–2 draw.

After the Wales game, he went on to make 43 more appearances for Bosnia and Herzegovina, making it 44 games played for the country before leaving the national team in 2011.

Coaching careerEdit

In August 2017, Hasagić became the new goalkeeper coach of Bosnian Premier League club Mladost Doboj Kakanj.[2] Two years later, on 2 November 2019, he announced that he left Mladost and that he will only be focusing on the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.[3]

On 4 January 2018, after Robert Prosinečki was named the new head coach of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, it was announced that Hasagić became the new goalkeeper coach of the national team.[4] Hasagić left the national team in November 2019 with the sacking of Prosinečki.[5]

It was announced on 7 January 2020 that Hasagić took over the position of goalkeeper coach of another Bosnian Premier League club, Tuzla City, working alongside former national team teammate, good friend and godfather Elvir Baljić, the club manager at the time.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1998, Hasagić met his future wife, Dijana, in Jablanica. They were married in 2000. They have three daughters together: Ilda, Iman and Inam. On 27 December 2009, Hasagić confirmed he divorced his wife Dijana after 9 years of marriage.

After his divorce, he has been in a long term relationship with a model, Aminka Sivac. He is 15 years older then her.[7] On 8 July 2019, Hasagić married Sivac. Former national team teammate Elvir Baljić was the best man at his wedding.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002 1 0
2003 7 0
2004 2 0
2005 7 0
2006 6 0
2008 5 0
2009 3 0
2010 6 0
2011 7 0
Total 44 0

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Željezničar[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Kenan Hasagić". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ S. Mlaćo (14 August 2017). "Kenan Hasagić pojačao Mladost Doboj Kakanj" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ S. Mlaćo (2 November 2019). "Kenan Hasagić napustio FK Mladost Doboj Kakanj" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ A. Lendo (4 January 2018). "Kenan Hasagić i Elvir Rahimić u stručnom štabu Roberta Prosinečkog" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ M.Šljivak (27 November 2019). "Robert Prosinečki više nije selektor BiH" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  6. ^ A. Pašić (7 January 2020). "Kenan Hasagić dogovorio saradnju sa Tuzla Cityjem" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  7. ^ O. Lekić (4 January 2019). "Ne smeta mu razlika: Hasagić ljubi 15 godina mlađu Aminku" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Oženio se Kenan Hasagić, kum mu bio Elvir Baljić" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.

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