Emir Spahic

Born: August 18, 1980 (age 37)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Dubrovnik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality: Bosnia Bosnian

Position: Defender
Team: Bayer Leverkusen (no. 5)
Leverkusen's Bosnian defender Emir Spahic in action during the German first division Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in the stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, on August 10, 2013
Career History
Senior2013-Bayer Leverkusen
International2003-Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sports Mole has 58 articles about Emir Spahic. Articles 1 to 40:
Nolito celebrates after scoring the opening goal during an international friendly match between Spain and Bosnia at the AFG Arena on May 29, 2016
Result: Nolito hits brace as Spain beat 10-man Bosnia-Herzegovina
Spain continue their preparations for Euro 2016 with a 3-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sunday afternoon's international friendly in Switzerland.
May 29, 18:55
Dortmund's striker Marco Reus (C) celebrates after scoring his second goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund in Bremen, northern Germany, on October 31, 2015
Team News: Marco Reus returns to Borussia Dortmund's lineup for Hamburger SV clash
Marco Reus returns to Borussia Dortmund's starting lineup for their away clash against Hamburger SV.
Nov 20, 18:38
Jon Walters #14 of the Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on Novemb
Match Analysis: Republic of Ireland 2-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sports Mole reviews the action from Dublin as the Republic of Ireland seal their place in Euro 2016 after beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 on the night.
Nov 16, 22:54
Jon Walters #14 of the Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on Novemb
Result: Jonathan Walters fires the Republic of Ireland to Euro 2016
Jonathan Walters scores twice as the Republic of Ireland claim a 3-1 aggregate win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in their Euro 2016 playoff to book their place in France.
Nov 16, 21:37
Players of Wales national team (L-R) Aaron Ramsey, goalkeeper Almuth Schult, Gareth Bale and David Vaughan celebrate the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Wales at the Stadium Bilino Polje in Elbasan on October 10, 201
Player Ratings: Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 Wales
Sports Mole rates all of the players involved in Bosnia-Herzegovina's 2-0 victory over Wales in Group B of the Euro 2016 qualifying stages.
Oct 10, 23:24
Belgium's Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Belgium and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, on September 3, 2015
Result: Belgium canter to straightforward win over Bosnia-Herzegovina
Belgium secure a straightforward 3-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Thursday evening's Euro 2016 Group B qualifier in Brussels.
Sep 3, 21:39
Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium celebrates after scoring his team's first goal in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup against USA on July 1, 2014
Half-Time Report: Belgium narrowly lead Bosnia-Herzegovina
Belgium lead Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 at half time in their Euro 2016 qualifying clash in Brussels.
Sep 3, 20:35
FC Koln's midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt and Hamburg's Latvian striker Michael Gregoritsch vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1FC Koln vs Hamburger SV in Cologne, western Germany, on August 29, 2015
Result: Hamburger SV beaten by FC Koln fightback
Philipp Hosiner and Anthony Modeste lead FC Koln to a 2-1 win over Hamburger SV at the RheinEnergieStadion.
Aug 29, 16:28
Bayern Munich's players celebrates wining their 25th Bundesliga title after German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich vs 1 FSV Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany on May 23, 2015
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Hamburger SV
Sports Mole looks ahead to opening 2015-16 Bundesliga clash between champions Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV at the Allianz Arena.
Aug 12, 17:04
Leverkusen's Bosnian defender Emir Spahic in action during the German first division Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in the stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, on August 10, 2013
Bayer Leverkusen terminate Emir Spahic's contract
Bayer Leverkusen announce that they have taken the decision to cancel the contract of defender Emir Spahic after he headbutted a steward during his side's loss to Bayern Munich.
Apr 12, 15:18
Germany's midfielder Mario Gotze celebrates after he scored during the International friendly football match Germany vs Chile in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on March 5, 2014
Team News: Mario Gotze returns for Bayern Munich in only change
Mario Gotze replaces Bastian Schweinsteiger for Bayern Munich's only change to the starting lineup for tonight's trip to take on Bayer Leverkusen.
Apr 8, 19:39
Mario Suarez of Atletico Madrid celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Bayer 04 Leverkusen on March 17, 2015
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 1-0(1) Bayer Leverkusen (Atletico win 3-2 on penalties)
Sports Mole dissects the action as Atletico Madrid book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Bayer Leverkusen.
Mar 17, 23:25
Arda Turan for Atletico Madrid on December 14, 2014
Team News: Arda Turan, Mario Mandzukic back for Atletico Madrid
Arda Turan and Mario Mandzukic are back in the Atletico Madrid starting lineup for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Bayer Leverkusen.
Mar 17, 18:40
Atletico Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Tiago (L) is given the red card from Czech referee Pavel Kralovec during the UEFA Champions League first-leg, round of 16 football match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on February 25, 2015
Match Analysis: Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Bayer Leverkusen beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.
Feb 25, 22:25
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Gabi and Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League first-leg, round of 16 football match on February 25, 2015
Result: Bayer Leverkusen edge out Atletico Madrid
Bayer Leverkusen record a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of their Champions League tie.
Feb 25, 21:41
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Gabi and Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League first-leg, round of 16 football match on February 25, 2015
Half-Time Report: Bayer Leverkusen, Atletico Madrid goalless at the break
Neither Bayer Leverkusen nor Atletico Madrid were able to make the breakthrough in the first half of their Champions League tie in Germany.
Feb 25, 20:35
Wolfsburg's midfielder Daniel Caligiuri (L) and Wolfsburg's Dutch striker Bas Dost celebrate during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on February 14, 2015
Result: Bas Dost clinches Wolfsburg win in nine-goal thriller with Bayer Leverkusen
Bas Dost scores his fourth goal in the final minute of stoppage time as Wolfsburg beat Bayer Leverkusen 5-4 in a thrilling Bundesliga match at the BayArena.
Feb 14, 16:27
Bayer Leverkusen's football players celebrate a goal during their UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Bayer Leverkusen and Zenit at Petrovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, on St. Petersburg on November 4, 2014
Team News: Roger Schmidt makes changes to Bayer Leverkusen defence
Bayer Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt makes four changes to his defence for the meeting with FC Koln.
Nov 29, 14:18
Monaco´s Lucas Ocampos celebrates during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs AS Monaco in Leverkusen, western Germany, on November 26, 2014
Match Analysis: Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 AS Monaco
Sports Mole analyses AS Monaco's 1-0 win over Group C rivals Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.
Nov 26, 22:21
Leverkusen's Bosnian defender Emir Spahic in action during the German first division Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in the stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, on August 10, 2013
Emir Spahic signs new contract with Bayer Leverkusen
Emir Spahic ends speculation over his future by signing a one-year contract extension with Bayer Leverkusen.
Nov 8, 17:28
Leverkusen's Italian defender Giulio Donati and Zenit's Italian defender Domenico Criscito vie for the ball during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Zenit St Petersburg, in Leverkusen, western Germany on
Match Analysis: Zenit St Petersburg 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen
Sports Mole dissects the big moments from Bayer Leverkusen's 2-1 win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League.
Nov 4, 19:25
Leverkusen's goalkeeper Bernd Leno celebrates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt in the German city of Leverkusen on January 19, 2013
Result: Bayer Leverkusen scrape through on penalties
Bayer Leverkusen come from two down in a penalty shootout against Magdeburg to progress to the third round of the DFB-Pokal
Oct 29, 20:53
Leverkusen´s players celbrate after the German First division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Schalke 04 on October 25, 2014
Result: Bayer Leverkusen inflict first defeat on Schalke 04 boss Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo suffers defeat for the first time as Schalke 04 boss as Hakan Calhanoglu strikes to earn 10-man Bayer Leverkusen a 1-0 Bundesliga home win.
Oct 25, 19:24
Leverkusen's Italian defender Giulio Donati and Zenit's Italian defender Domenico Criscito vie for the ball during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Zenit St Petersburg, in Leverkusen, western Germany on
Result: Bayer Leverkusen see off stubborn Zenit St Petersburg
Second-half goals from Giulio Donati and Kyriakos Papadopoulos see Bayer Leverkusen beat Zenit St Peterburg.
Oct 22, 21:41
Leverkusen's Italian defender Giulio Donati and Zenit's Italian defender Domenico Criscito vie for the ball during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Zenit St Petersburg, in Leverkusen, western Germany on
Half-Time Report: Bayer Leverkusen level with Zenit St Petersburg
Bayer Leverkusen reach the interval goalless with Zenit St Petersburg, despite having the better of the chances in the opening 45 minutes.
Oct 22, 20:36
Leverkusen's midfielder Lars Bender plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on April 13, 2013
Team News: Lars Bender left out of Bayer Leverkusen squad
Lars Bender misses out on a spot in the Bayer Leverkusen squad for the Bundesliga clash with Stuttgart.
Oct 18, 14:29
Salzburg's coach Roger Schmidt looks on during his team's UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match against FC Basel on March 13, 2014
Team News: Tin Jedvaj returns to Bayer Leverkusen defence against SC Paderborn
Tin Jedvaj returns to replace Emir Spahic for Bayer Leverkusen in their meeting with SC Paderborn.
Oct 4, 14:17
Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling celebrate during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SL Benfica in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 1, 2014
Match Analysis: Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Benfica
Sports Mole analyses the Group C Champions League clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica at the BayArena.
Oct 1, 22:16
Leverkusen's midfielder Lars Bender vies with Freiburg's midfielder Julian Schuster during the German first division Bundesliga football match SC Freiburg vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Freiburg, southwestern Germany on September 27, 2014
Result: Freiburg hold Bayer Leverkusen to draw
Bayer Leverkusen lose ground on Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga following a goalless draw with Freiburg.
Sep 27, 16:31
Monaco's French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan (R) vies for the ball with Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling (2nd L) during the Champions League football match on September 16, 2014
Player Ratings: AS Monaco 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Sports Mole takes a look at the heroes and villains from Monaco's win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Sep 16, 23:44
Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring the first goal against Iran during their World Cup Group F match on June 25, 2014
Edin Dzeko visits Bosnian football school
Manchester City and Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko meets pupils at a football school in his homeland.
Jul 24, 10:00
Bosnia-Hercegovina's forward Edin Dzeko fights for the ball with Nigeria's defender Joseph Yobo and Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014
Edin Dzeko blames "shameful" referee for Bosnia-Herzegovina's World Cup exit
Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko criticises the performance of referee Peter O'Leary, claiming that he is the reason why his side lost the game against Nigeria.
Jun 22, 10:23
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
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
Leverkusen's Bosnian defender Emir Spahic in action during the German first division Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SC Freiburg in the stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, on August 10, 2013
Result: Emir Spahic double downs Nuremberg
Emir Spahic scores a brace of goals as Bayer Leverkusen defeat Nuremberg 4-1 at the Stadion Nurnberg.
Apr 20, 16:21
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Manchester United's wins in Germany
Ahead of their meeting with Bayern Munich, Sports Mole looks back at all of Manchester United's victories in Germany.
Apr 9, 12:52
Bayer Leverkusen head coach Sami Hyypia prior to kick-off against Freiburg on August 10, 2013
Sami Hyypia: 'I may rest players for second leg'
Sami Hyypia admits that he may consider resting players for the second leg of Bayer Leverkusen's Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.
Feb 19, 02:26



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