Asmir Begovic

Position: Goalkeeper
Team: Stoke City
Born: June 20, 1987 (age 27)
Hometown: Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height: 6'5''
Nationality: Bosnian
Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Etihad Stadium on August 30, 2014
Result: Mame Biram Diouf hands Stoke City shock win at Manchester City
Former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf helps Stoke City record a shock 1-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Aug 30, 16:54
Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
Half-Time Report: Stoke City frustrating Manchester City at interval
Manchester City and Stoke City play out a goalless 45 minutes in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Aug 30, 15:49
Stevan Jovetic of Manchester City celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on August 25, 2014
Preview: Manchester City vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews Manchester City's Premier League clash with Stoke City as the defending champions look to continue their 100% start to their title defence.
Aug 28, 17:05
Jack Butland of Stoke City is seen in goal against the Houston Dynamo during the Dynamo Charities Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium on July 24, 2013
Bolton Wanderers want Jack Butland?
Bolton Wanderers are reportedly looking to sign Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland on a season-long loan deal.
Aug 24, 16:55
Nikica Jelavic of Hull City celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2014
Result: Stoke City come from behind to draw at Hull City
Hull City draw 1-1 with Stoke City in their Premier League clash at the KC Stadium on Sunday afternoon, despite playing for 75 minutes with 10 men.
Aug 24, 15:23
Hull manager Steve Bruce prior to kick-off against Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi final match on April 13, 2014
Half-Time Report: Nikica Jelavic gives 10-man Hull City lead at break
Hull City have James Chester sent off, but lead Stoke City 1-0 at the interval of their Premier League clash at the KC Stadium.
Aug 24, 14:17
Nikica Jelavic of Hull City celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2014
Live Commentary: Hull City 1-1 Stoke City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League draw between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium.
Aug 24, 12:30
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Mark Hughes: 'Asmir Begovic will not be leaving'
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes insists that keeper Asmir Begovic will not be leaving the club this season despite being linked with several top clubs across Europe.
Aug 23, 02:38
Eric Dier of Spurs is congratulated by teammates after scoring the match winning goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
Premier League opening day highlights
Sports Mole picks out some of the highlights and talking points from the opening day of the new Premier League season.
Aug 17, 10:59
 Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on August 16, 2014
Match Analysis: Stoke City 0-1 Aston Villa
Sports Mole dissects this afternoon's Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa, which saw the away side win 1-0.
Aug 16, 17:50
 Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on August 16, 2014
Result: Andreas Weimann secures win for Aston Villa
Aston Villa secure a 1-0 win over Stoke City on the opening day of the new Premier League season.
Aug 16, 17:08
Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa in action with Marc Wilson of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on August 16, 2014
Half-Time Report: Stoke City, Aston Villa remain level
Stoke City and Aston Villa are level following a goalless first half at the Britannia Stadium, on the opening day of the new Premier League season.
Aug 16, 15:56
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane look on during the pre-season friendly match between Mansfield and Aston Villa at the One Call Stadium on July 17, 2014
Preview: Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews the opening-day Premier League fixture between Midlands rivals Stoke City and Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium.
Aug 14, 22:20
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City is congratulated by team-mate Marc Muniesa after scoring the equaliser during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Result: Mame Biram Diouf equaliser earns Stoke City draw with Freiburg
Stoke City equalise in the first half to share a 1-1 draw with Freiburg in a pre-season friendly, with summer signing Mame Biram Diouf on the scoresheet for the Potters.
Aug 9, 18:30
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Asmir Begovic excited by future with Stoke City
Asmir Begovic insists that he is excited by Stoke City's future, but refuses to guarantee he would not be interested by a move away from the club.
Aug 8, 03:41
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City is congratulated by team-mate Marc Muniesa after scoring the equaliser during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Result: Bojan Krkic scores in Stoke City draw
New signing Bojan Krkic is on target as Stoke City draw with Blackburn Rovers in their pre-season friendly at Ewood Park.
Aug 3, 17:00
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Peter Coates wants Asmir Begovic stay
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates hopes that the Potters can keep goalkeeper Asmir Begovic this summer.
Jul 9, 14:20
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Asmir Begovic expects Stoke City stay
Asmir Begovic insists that he expects to remain at Stoke City,despite rumoured interest from Real Madrid.
Jun 30, 11:16
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Report: Real Madrid target Asmir Begovic
Real Madrid are preparing a bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, according to a report.
Jun 28, 00:15
Peter Odemwingie of Nigeria celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Emmanuel Emenike during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Arena Pantanal on June 21, 2014
Match Analysis: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sports Mole analyses the World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Cuiaba.
Jun 22, 01:52
Peter Odemwingie of Nigeria celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Emmanuel Emenike during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Arena Pantanal on June 21, 2014
Result: Nigeria sink Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup hopes
Nigeria beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0, thanks to a first-half strike from Peter Odemwingie.
Jun 22, 01:01
Peter Odemwingie of Nigeria celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Emmanuel Emenike during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Arena Pantanal on June 21, 2014
Half-Time Report: Odemwingie gives Nigeria lead against Bosnia-Herzegovina
Peter Odemwingie puts Nigeria ahead at half time in the crunch Group F clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Jun 21, 23:49
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi prepares to kick the ball to score his team's second goal during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on J
Player Ratings: Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sports Mole looks at which players impressed during Argentina's 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina in the World Cup this evening.
Jun 16, 02:50
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 20
Result: Argentina secure narrow win over Bosnia-Herzegovina
Argentina win their opening match of the World Cup after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina
Jun 16, 01:00
Sead Kolasinac of Bosnia and Herzegovina scores an own goal past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic as Ezequiel Garay and Federico Fernandez of Argentina look on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracan
Half-Time Report: Argentina force early lead against Bosnia-Herzegovina
Argentina lead 1-0 at half-time in the Maracana, but they are being made to work for their lead by World Cup newcomers Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Jun 15, 23:52
Argentina's national team players pose during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Team News: Gonzalo Higuain absent for Argentina
Gonzalo Higuain does not start for Argentina in today's World Cup Group F clash against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro.
Jun 15, 22:15
Manchester City's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Northwest England, on May 7, 2014
Asmir Begovic: 'Edin Dzeko gives Bosnia-Herzegovina a chance at World Cup'
Bosnia-Herzegovina goalkeeper Asmir Begovic insists that striker Edin Dzeko gives the country "half a chance" at this summer's World Cup.
Jun 9, 22:58
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Asmir Begovic: 'Bosnia and Herzegovina can reach knockout stages'
Asmir Begovic believes that Bosnia and Herzegovina can surprise people by reaching the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Jun 7, 04:25
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City is congratulated by team-mate Ryan Shawcross after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton on November 02, 2013
Stoke City "don't need to sell" Ryan Shawcross, Asmir Begovic
Stoke City chief executive Tony Scholes says that the club "don't need to sell" Ryan Shawcross or Asmir Begovic.
May 22, 11:32
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Team News: Asmir Begovic out for Stoke City with toe injury
Asmir Begovic misses Stoke City last game of the season with West Bromwich Albion after picking up a toe injury.
May 11, 14:47
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City is congratulated by team-mate Ryan Shawcross after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton on November 02, 2013
Asmir Begovic, Ryan Shawcross honoured at Stoke City's awards night
Captain Ryan Shawcross is voted Player of the Year by Stoke's fans, while goalkeeper Asmir Begovic picks up two prizes at the club's end-of-season awards evening.
May 7, 01:42
Asmir Begovic of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Asmir Begovic eager for Stoke City stay
Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic insists that he does not want to leave the club this summer.
May 5, 18:35
Peter Odemwingie (R) of Stoke City celebrates with team mates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Fulham at the Britannia Stadium on May 3, 2014
Match Analysis: Stoke City 4-1 Fulham
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Stoke City's 4-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
May 3, 17:28
Steve Sidwell, Darren Bent and Konstantinos Mitroglou of Fulham react as their side concedes a third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Fulham at the Britannia Stadium on May 3, 2014
Result: Fulham relegated from Premier League after Stoke City defeat
Fulham fall to heavy defeat at the hands of Stoke City to confirm their relegation from the Premier League.
May 3, 16:52
Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring for Bosnia against France on October 11, 2011.
FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Bosnian players of all time
As part of the countdown to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Sports Mole looks at the top 10 players in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Apr 27, 11:54
Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood on the touchline during the Premier League match against Stoke on December 29, 2013
Live Commentary: Stoke City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of the Premier League encounter between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Apr 26, 14:00
David Marshall the goalkeeper of Cardiff City dives the wrong way as Marko Arnautovic of Stoke City scores the opening goal from a penalty during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Stoke City at the Cardiff City Stadium on April 19
Result: Cardiff City hang on for a point
Cardiff City hang on for a 1-1 draw against Stoke City as David Marshall makes several late saves to keep the scores level.
Apr 19, 17:05
Stoke City's Welsh manager Mark Hughes attends the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke on Trent on April 12, 2014
Half-Time Report: Marko Arnautovic penalty puts Stoke City ahead
Stoke City lead 1-0 at half time against Cardiff City thanks to a late penalty from Marko Arnautovic.
Apr 19, 15:55
Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014
Premier League in numbers: Week 33
Sports Mole looks back over the 33rd round of Premier League encounters with a selection of facts and figures.
Apr 8, 11:59
A general view of Stamford bridge is pictured before the start of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen on September 13, 2011
Match Analysis: Chelsea 3-0 Stoke City
Sports Mole casts its analytical eye over Chelsea's 3-0 win at home to Stoke City in the Premier League.
Apr 5, 19:56
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