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Izet Hajrovi

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Izet Hajrovi
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Hajrovi playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2015
Personal information
Full name

Izet Hajrovi

Date of birth 4 August 1991 (age 24)


Place of birth
Height

Brugg, Switzerland

1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]

Playing position

Winger

Club information
Current team
Eibar (on loan from Werder Bremen)
Number

11

Youth career
19981999 FC Birr
19992000 FC Windisch
20002009 Grasshopper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
20092014 Grasshopper91

(20)

2014 Galatasaray 8

(0)

2014 Werder Bremen

19

(1)

2015 Eibar (loan)

(0)

National team
20102011 Switzerland U20

(0)

2011 Switzerland U21

2012 Switzerland 1

(0)

(0)

2013 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17

(3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16 May 2015.
Appearances (goals)
National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2015
Izet Hajrovi (born 4 August 1991) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays
as a winger for Spanish club SD Eibar on loan from German club Werder Bremen
and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Contents [hide]
1

Club career

1.1

Grasshoppers

1.2

Galatasaray

1.3

Werder Bremen

1.3.1 Eibar (loan)


2

International career

Personal life

Career statistics

4.1

Club

4.2

International

4.3

International goals

Honours

5.1

Club

References

External links

Club career[edit]
Grasshoppers[edit]

Hajrovi spent nine years in Grasshoppers academy from 2000 to 2009. He finally
broke into the first team during the 200910 season. He was used mostly as an
attacking midfielder and as a right winger. His strong left foot made him a
valuable asset on the right side of midfield, as he often cut into the left to shoot
with his stronger foot. His brother, Sead Hajrovi, also played with him in the
academy before moving on to Arsenal.

Galatasaray[edit]
On 7 January 2014, he was officially transferred to Turkish club Galatasaray for
3.5 million on a four-and-a-half year deal.[2] He cited his Bosniak roots and
Islam as some of the reasons he agreed to join Galatasaray. Hajrovi made his
season debut against Bursaspor, coming in as a substitute in the second half in a
6-0 home win.[3] He scored his first goal against Tokatspor on 5 February, in a 3
0 win for the campaign's Turkish Cup.[4]

Werder Bremen[edit]
After filing a complaint to FIFA that he received no payments from Galatasaray,
he was given the right to move on a free transfer elsewhere.[5] On 10 July 2014,
Hajrovi signed a four-year contract for Werder Bremen.[6] Hajrovi made his
debut on 23 July 2014 for Werder Bremen in a 5-2 win against SSW Innsbruck.[7]

Eibar (loan)[edit]
On 31 August 2015, Hajrovi was loaned to La Liga side SD Eibar on a seasonlong deal.[8]

International career[edit]

Hajrovi on the ball in an international friendly against Austria in March 2015


On 14 November 2012, he made his senior international debut for Switzerland,
coming on as an 83rd-minute substitute in a friendly match against Tunisia. Edin
Dzeko said "To Izet Hajrovi and Seferovi best of luck, Bosnia wants players who
want to play for Bosnia led by heart".[9]

Hajrovi confirmed in June 2013 that he would opt to play for Bosnia and
Herzegovina national football team in the future as Hitzfeld did not give player
desired game time.[10]

On 13 August 2013, FIFA have confirmed that he is now available for Bosnia and
Herzegovina national team, due his application for changing his sport citizenship
from Swiss to Bosnian.[11][12]

On 26 August Bosnian national team manager Safet Sui included Izet in his
squad for two September world cup qualification games against Slovakia at home
and away.[13] On 10 September 2013, Hajrovi scored his first goal for Bosnia
and Herzegovina against Slovakia, coming on from the bench in 77th minute of
the game. His very first contact with the ball after just a few seconds on a pitch
resulted in a stunning 25m-strike goal.[14][15]

On 6 June Izet Hajrovi scored his second international goal for Bosnia and
Herzegovina, on assist by Sejad Salihovi, in a 10 friendly win against Mexico.
He was named in Bosnia and Herzegovina's squad for their first ever FIFA World
Cup appearance, at 2014 Brazil tournament. He made his World Cup debut as
starter in a 12 loss to Argentina in the opening group match, and was
substituted off in the 71st minute. Izet was a starter in the second game vs
Nigeria as well, but failed to impress which resulted in player not taking any part
in the last group match against Iran.

Personal life[edit]
His parents are Bosniaks from Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, but they relocated to
Sarajevo in 1980. They moved to Switzerland in 1987.[16][17] His younger
brother, Sead Hajrovi is also a footballer, with the Swiss Super League side
Grasshopper Club Zrich. His manager/agent is Zoran Samardija. [18]

Hajrovi is fluent in German, English and Bosnian.

Career statistics[edit]
Club[edit]
As of match played 16 May 2015.[19]
Club Season
Division

League

Cup

Other Europe

Total

Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

Grasshopper200910
1
0

Super League

201011
7

Super League

21

25

201112

Super League

21

24

201213

Super League

33

37

10

201314
6

Super League

15

22

Total 91

20

109

28

13

Galatasaray 201314
12
1
Werder Bremen
22
2

Sper Lig

201415

Bundesliga 19

Eibar (loan) 201516


0

La Liga

Career total 118

18

143

31

21

10

International[edit]
As of match played 13 November 2015.[20]
National team

Year

Apps Goals

Bosnia and Herzegovina


2013 4

2014 9

2015 4

Total 17

International goals[edit]
Scores and results table. Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first:
Goal Date Venue Opponent

Score Result Competition

1.

tadin pod Dubom, ilina, Slovakia Slovakia

10 September 2013

21
21
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2.

3 June 2014 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States

Mexico

10
10
Friendly
3.

31 March 2015

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria Austria

11
11
Friendly
Honours[edit]
Club[edit]
Grasshopper Zurich
Swiss Cup: 201213
Galatasaray
Turkish Cup: 201314
References[edit]
Jump up ^ "Izet Hajrovic Eibar profile".
Jump up ^ Izet Hajrovic Join Galatasaray Galatasaray.org. 9 January 2014.
Jump up ^ Hajrovi switches to Galatasaray UEFA.com. 8 January 2014.
Jump up ^ Tokatspor versus Galatasaray 0 3 Galatasaray.org. 6 February 2014.
Jump up ^ https://twitter.com/TFN_EN/status/482935528858611714
Jump up ^ "Werder sign Bosnian international Hajrovic". Werder Bremen
(Werder.de). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
Jump up ^
http://www.werder.de/en/season/testspiele/spieluebersicht/2014/prev_wacker_inn
sbruck.php
Jump up ^ "Izet Hajrovic to spend season on loan at SD Eibar". Werder's official
website. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
Jump up ^ "Hajroviu i Seferoviu neka je sa sreom, BiH eli igrae koje vodi
srce" (in Bosnian). edindzeko.ba. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
Jump up ^ "Hajrovi: I Hitzfeldu sam rekao da sam izabrao BiH koju volim vie od
vicarske" (in Bosnian). scsport.ba. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.

Jump up ^ "Hajrovi moe igrati za BiH" (in Bosnian). nfsbih.ba. Retrieved 3


December 2013.
Jump up ^ "FIFA clears Switzerland's Izet Hajrovic to switch international duty to
Bosnia-Herzegovina". The Associated Press. www.winnipegfreepress.com. 13
August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
Jump up ^ "Sui objavio imena igraa za utakmice sa Slovakom" (text & video).
Nogometni/Fudbalski Savez BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Association) (in
Bosnian). nfsbih.ba. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
Jump up ^ "Slovensko na MS do Brazlie nepostpi, s Bosnou prehralo 1:2" (in
Slovak). sport.sme.sk. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
Jump up ^ "Juna Amerika na bosanski nain" (in Bosnian). mozzartsport.com. 10
September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
Jump up ^ "Proglaavali su me izdajnikom, a ja sam uvijek znao da u igrati za
BiH" (in Bosnian). sport.ba. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
Jump up ^ "Na dragulj Sead Hajrovi: Jo nisam shvatio koliko je Arsenal veliki
klub" (in Bosnian). bhfanaticos.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 3 December
2013.
Jump up ^ "Intervju: Zoran Samardija". fkzeljeznicar.ba. Retrieved 16 August
2015.
Jump up ^ "Izet Hajrovic". soccerway.
Jump up ^ Izet Hajrovi at National-Football-Teams.com
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