Players who were eligible for Bosnia-Herzegovina but chose other countries

Discussion in 'Bosnia & Herzegovina' started by Sudžuka, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Sudžuka

    Sudžuka Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Thought I'd make a list of players that could have played for us but for various reasons didn't. They've all either been capped or called up in the past few years to the senior national. Anyway feel free to expand the list for players with a senior cap.

    Austria
    Marko Arnautović, Stoke City, Winger (Father from Bosnia)
    Zlatko Junuzović - Werder Bremen, AM (Born Loznica, BIH)

    Croatia

    Vedran Ćorluka - Lokmotiv Moscow, CB (born Derventa, BIH)
    Darijo Srna Shakhtar Donetsk, RB ( father from Gornji Stopići, BIH)
    Marin Leovac - PAOK, LB (born Jajce, BIH)
    Ivan Rakitić - Barcelona, CM (father from Žepče, BIH)
    Ivo Iličević - Hamburg, AM (Parents from Odžak, BIH)
    Tin Jedvaj - Bayer Leverkusen, CB (Father from Mostar, BIH)
    Mateo Kovačić - Real Madrid, CM (Parents from Kotor Varoš, BIH)
    Alen Halilović - Barcelona, AM (Father from Doboj, BIH)
    Mato Jajalo - Palermo, CM (Born Jajce, BIH)
    Mario Pašalić - Chelsea/AS Monaco, AM (Parents from Tomislavgrad, BIH)
    Nikica Jelavić - West Ham, ST (Born Čapljina, BIH)

    Serbia
    Nemanja Gudelj, Ajax, CM (Parents from Trebinje, BIH)
    Zdravko Kuzmanović, Basel, CM (Parents from Modriča, BIH)
    Neven Subotić, Borussia Dortmund, CB (Born Banja Luka, BIH)

    Slovenia

    Samir Handanovič, Inter Milan, GK (Parents from Bosnia)
    Miral Samardžić, Rijeka, CB (Parents from Cazin, BIH)
    Josip Iličić - Fiorentina, AM (Born Prijedor, BIH)
    Jasmin Kurtić, Atalanta, AM (Parents from Bosnia)

    Sweden

    Zlatan Ibrahimović - PSG, ST ( Father from Bijeljina, BIH)
    Branimir Hrgota - Borussia Mönchengladbach, ST (Born Zenica, BIH)
    Muamer Tanković - AZ Alkmaar, ST (Parents from Srebrenica, BIH)

    Switzerland
    Haris Seferović - Eintracht Frankfurt, ST (Parents from Sanski Most, BIH)
    Josip Drmić - Borussia Mönchengladbach, ST (Parents from Vitez, BIH)




     
  2. BosanskiRambo

    BosanskiRambo Member+

    Jun 4, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    You could add like 5 kids from Serb winning u-21 world cup team to this list.


    But wow this list makes me sad.
     
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  3. Sudžuka

    Sudžuka Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Only wanted to show those with senior caps
     
  4. BosanskiRambo

    BosanskiRambo Member+

    Jun 4, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Gotcha. But yeah pretty depressing list.
     
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  5. Nermin Kolašinac

    Jun 5, 2013
    Lahmfan's crib
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
  6. PureEvil

    PureEvil Member+

    Jul 30, 2014
    California
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Zlatan ... :cry:
     
  7. vamosmadrid1

    vamosmadrid1 Member

    May 6, 2015
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Pretty depressing.

    Quite funny how Croatia stole the most players but i always thought it was Serbia with the highest number.
     
  8. Edo98

    Edo98 Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Pretty sure even the Serbian players would try to get as far away as ********ing possible from the mess that is their team.
     
  9. Pjanic2Dzeko

    Pjanic2Dzeko Member+

    Oct 23, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
  10. PureEvil

    PureEvil Member+

    Jul 30, 2014
    California
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Subotic is the biggest cvnt tho, so glad when Robben sh!t on him in the final.
     
  11. Ronaldinho321

    Ronaldinho321 Member

    Aug 19, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    forgot armin bacinovic he was a prospect back when he played for palermo but has fallen off since then. i think he has bosnian ancestry
     
  12. vamosmadrid1

    vamosmadrid1 Member

    May 6, 2015
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    He plays for Virtus Lanciano now. 16th spot in Serie B.

    Talk about embarrassment.
     
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  13. Eldinter

    Eldinter Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There was a guy on that Serbian U20, Mijat Gacinovic, team that played for Leotar and our U17 team and then switched to Serbian youth teams after transferring to Vojvodina in the Serbian league. He's at Frankfurt now. I think that's the kind of stuff we need to make an effort to avoid happening. It hurts losing some of the guys on this list but claiming Srna or Jedvaj seems a stretch. They were born in Croatia and seems like they only had one Bosnian-born parent. A large percentage of people in Croatia have roots in Bosnia but I don't see it as losing those players--it would be a gain if we got someone to play for us even though the connection to Bosnia seems small.
     
  14. bih92

    bih92 Member

    Jun 30, 2014
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    marko marin ? remember him ? yea zlatan was big loss im from bijeljina and so is all my a family . my father knew his father wayy back his whole family were trouble makers and fought alot. he had an uncle named satko ibrahimovic who was a boxer in bjeljina so you can say those genes are passed onto him.
     
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