|Full name||Hasan Salihamidžić|
|Date of birth||(1977-01-01) 1 January 1977 (age 43)|
|Place of birth||Jablanica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Wide midfielder, full-back|
|Current team||Bayern Munich (sporting director)|
|1996–2006||Bosnia and Herzegovina||42||(6)|
|2017–||Bayern Munich (sporting director)|
After starting his club career with German side Hamburger SV, he made a name for himself while playing for Bayern Munich for nine seasons with whom he won the Bundesliga title six times, DFB-Pokal title four times, the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League, and the 2001 Intercontinental Cup.
He also played for Italian club Juventus for four seasons.
He was a quick and energetic player with an extremely high work rate.
He was also gifted with good crossing and passing abilities, which allowed him to create chances for his teammates.
He is regarded by many as one of the most successful Bosnian football players in recent times.
Following the end of his one-year contract with VfL Wolfsburg in 2012, Salihamidžić retired from professional football.
Salihamidžić's father Ahmed and mother Šefika gave him the nickname "Braco", meaning "little brother" in Bosnian, since Hasan has an older sister, hence his current nickname "Brazzo".
He finished elementary school and played in the local club.
Then, Salihamidžić moved to Velež Mostar where he stayed until 1992.
In November 1992, Salihamidžić moved to Hamburg, Germany, with the assistance of Ahmed Halilhodžić (cousin of football coach Vahid Halilhodžić), who was also a Jablanica native and had emigrated to Germany.
He remained within the club's youth system for three seasons before being promoted to the senior squad.
In his first season with the seniors, Salihamidžić made nine appearances, scoring two league goals.
The following season, Salihamidžić became an integral part of the squad as he would make 37 appearances and score an impressive seven goals between Europe and the league.
Salihamidžić's transfer to Bayern Munich was completed during the 1998 summer transfer window, for an undisclosed fee.
In his first season with his new club, 1998–99, Salihamidžić was instantly inserted into the club's starting line-up and made an impressive 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals.
Salihamidžić would make an additional 46 appearances with three more goals in his second season for the Munich giants, in 1999–2000.
His third season proved very successful as well, as he would score six goals in 46 appearances.
Between 2001 and 2003, however, Salihamidžić lacked in appearances, mostly due to injury; he made just 50 appearances between both seasons in all competitions.
For the 2003–04 season, the Bosnian international worked his way back into the starting line-up for the entire season, making 47 appearances and scoring five goals, also tallying 43 appearances and five goals the following season.
One of Salihamidžić's most memorable plays in 2006–07 was in the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Real Madrid, where he dispossessed Roberto Carlos and fed the pass to Roy Makaay, who beat goalkeeper Iker Casillas and set the record for the fastest goal in tournament history, at 11 seconds after kickoff.
This helped Bayern overcome a 3–2 loss from the first leg to level the tie at 2–1 and advance on the away goals rule.
As he spent many years being so loved in Munich, and his children are from the city, Salihamidžić settled there when his playing career was over.
On 15 January 2007, Salihamidžić signed a four-year pre-deal with Juventus.
He joined them the following June after his contract with Bayern had expired.
In his first season, under coach Claudio Ranieri, Salihamidžić was a regular starter, albeit with injury lay-offs, and made 30 official appearances for his new club, scoring an impressive five goals which included two in a 3–2 victory against Milan on 12 April 2008.
His second and third season with the club, however, proved to be less successful as he suffered from several injury lay-offs.
Salihamidžić was released from Juventus when his contract expired in June 2011.
On 4 July 2011, Salihamidžić moved to VfL Wolfsburg on a one-year contract.
On 9 July 2011, in a friendly game against local team Bismark, Salihamidžić's left arm was broken in a challenge with another player.
On 6 November 1996, he scored the team's first goal in a friendly 2–1 win over Italy.
He retired from the national team in 2006.
Salihamidžić signed a three-year contract until 30 June 2020.
Bayern's Chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, "In Hasan, we have brought a man to FC Bayern who knows the club very well.
He is a very hard-working, serious, loyal and very alert person with great integrity and he speaks five languages.
His time in Italy means he has a great network that will definitely be very helpful in his job.
We have complete confidence that he will be able to do the job as he should do."
Salihamidžić officially assumed his position on Bayern's executive board on 1 July 2020 as the "board director of sport".
Salihamidžić has three children: Selina, Nick and Lara June, all born in Munich, with his German-born Spanish wife, Esther Copado.
Footballer Francisco Copado is his brother-in-law.
|Hamburger SV II||1995–96||0||0||1||0||—||1||0|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1996||4||2|
- Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.
|1.||6 November 1996||Koševo Stadium, Sarajevo||Italy||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||8 October 1996||Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna||Croatia||1–1||1–4||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||6 September 1997||Maksimir, Zagreb||Croatia||2–2||2–3||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||27 January 1999||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard||Malta||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|5.||4 June 2005||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle||San Marino||1–0||3–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Bundesliga: 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06
- DFB-Pokal: 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06
- DFB-Ligapokal: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004
- UEFA Champions League: 2000–01
- Intercontinental Cup: 2001
- Bosnia and Herzegovina Sportsperson of the Year: 2001
- Bosnian Footballer of the Year: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006
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