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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Premier League Nations

Continuing our alphabetical world tour, next up is Bosnia and Herzegovina. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina have played football under their own name since 1993. Since then, six players have represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Premier League.

First Player – Mohammed Konjić (Coventry City; 1999-2001)

After a solid career in Europe including a Champions League run with Monaco in which they knocked out Manchester United, Mohammed Konjić joined Coventry City in 1999 at the age of 28.

He suffered several injuries which limited him to just 16 league appearances in his first three seasons in England, before Coventry were relegated from the Premier League in 2001.

Big Mo went on to make over 100 appearances for Coventry and Derby in the second tier. He also captained Bosnia and Herzegovina in their first FIFA recognised international in 1995, a 2-0 loss to Albania (Bosnia and Herzegovina had played unofficial friendly matches since 1993).

Records

Current Players

Four players have represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2019/20 Premier League so far – Asmir Begović (Bournemouth, currently on loan at AC Milan), Sead Kolašinać (Arsenal), Muhamed Bešić (Everton, currently on loan at Sheffield United) and Mario Vrančić (Norwich City).

Trivia

  • Muhamed Konjić was the only Bosnian to appear in the Premier League in the 1990s, while the other five all made an appearance in the 2010s.
  • Edin Džeko, Sead Kolašinać, Muhamed Bešić and Mario Vrančić all played in Germany before moving to English football, while Bešić and Kolašinać were born in Germany.

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Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L P
1 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0
2 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0
3 Brighton & Hov… 0 0 0 0 0
4 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0
6 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0
7 Everton 0 0 0 0 0
8 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0
9 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0
11 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0
12 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0
13 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0
14 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sheffield United 0 0 0 0 0
16 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0
17 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0
18 West Bromwich Albion 0 0 0 0 0
19 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0

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