Zvjezdan Misimović

Zvjezdan Misimović (2011) in Dress by Dynamo Moscow

Zvjezdan Misimović [ zʋjɛzdan misimɔʋitɕ ] ( born June 5, 1982 in Munich, Germany ) is a Bosnian football player. He is since January 2013 for the Chinese club Guizhou Renhe under contract. Since 2010 he has been his country's most capped player.

  • 4.1 Biography


Misimovićs parents are Serbian Orthodox Bosnians who come from the city Gradiška and moved in the 1960s to Germany.



Youth, Munich and Bochum

About the youth clubs SV North Lerchenau TSV Forstenried, SV Garden City Trude ring and FT Munich Gern came Misimović 2000 on the amateurs of FC Bayern Munich, where he was active for four seasons. In the season 2002/ 03 and 2003/ 04 Misimović came three times in the pros to Bundesliga inserts. He made his debut on 12 April 2003 ( 28th Round ) - used in the 79th minute for Bastian Schweinsteiger - in the 0-1 home defeat against Werder Bremen. For the other two inserts each Misimović was brought on in the final minute for Roy Makaay. In that season he played for the last time for the amateurs and was charged with 24 goals scorer in the Regionalliga Süd.

On the recommendation of his coach Hermann Gerland Misimović moved the summer of 2004 to VfL Bochum and developed there continues to be an alternative as an attacking midfielder. When VfL Bochum in September 2004 he celebrated his debut in the European Cup in the first round of the UEFA Cup against Standard Liege.

After the descent of the VfL ​​Bochum 2005 to the 2nd Bundesliga Misimović became a regular player. 2006/ 07 - after a successful direct ascent - he played one year for the VfL ​​Bochum and changed - not least due to family reasons - for season 2007/ 08 free and equipped with a contract until 2011 for 1.FC Nürnberg.

1 FC Nuremberg

At the 1st FC Nuremberg Misimović was chosen at first one of the major players of the offensive and after the first half year in an internet vote for the " Cluberer the first round ." With five goals (including two penalty kicks ) he was at this time also the top scorer. In addition Misimović 2007 was appointed Footballer of the Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the winter break, groin increased, the Misimović had in the first round, which is why he left the training camp in Portimão prematurely and was missing in the first game of the season. In the second game on February 9, 2008, he suffered a torn ligament and fell again for some time. So Misimović could not play in the UEFA Cup against Benfica. Not until the fifth round back Round he came into use again as Misimović came off the bench in the away game against Hannover 96, together with the long-term injured Róbert Vittek in the 46th minute. Already in the 52 minutes he scored a goal. On March 29, 2008 ( 26 Matchday) Misimović scored in the 1-1 draw at home to FC Bayern München in the opening goal. This hit was elected to the ARD sports show to the gate of the week. At the end of the season he was with ten league goals of top scorer of the club. Misimović was the first player who expressed due to the descent desire to leave the club.

VfL Wolfsburg

For the season 2008/ 09 he moved for a transfer fee of 3.9 million euros to VfL Wolfsburg. There Misimović came in the first half of the season on five goals and ten templates and titled by the football magazine kicker as the best attacking midfielder of the season so far. At the end of the season he made his next seven goals this season with 22 assists for a new Premier League record and had so large share of the profits of the German Championship of VfL Wolfsburg.

Beginning of August 2009 confirmed Misimović that he extended his contract by a further year until 30 June 2013. Misimović 2009 was the candidate of the UEFA, to be selected in the Team of the Year.

In the 2009/10 season he was with 15 Assists of the second best Torvorbereiter the league. VfL Wolfsburg finished the season in eighth place and reached the quarter- finals of the UEFA Europa League, but had to retire against eventual finalists Fulham.


For the coming season, VfL Wolfsburg Diego committed for the playmaker position and therefore Misimović threatened a season on the bench. On the last day of the summer transfer window in 2010, he spent about eight million euros from VfL Wolfsburg to Galatasaray. The payment was agreed in installments and the transfer rights remain until the last installment to guard against VfL Wolfsburg, because Galatasaray itself could muster no bank guarantee. After less than three months Misimović however, had a falling out with the coach Gheorghe Hagi and was suspended. In March 2011 he left Galatasaray with immediate effect and moved to Russia Dynamo Moscow.

Dynamo Moscow

Misimović signed a three-year contract; the transfer fee for him amounted to five million euros. With the beginning of the 10th season of Premjer League, Matchday 1 on March 12, 2011 Misimović debuted for the FK Dynamo Moscow when he came off the bench in the 2:3 defeat to Lokomotiv Moscow for second half for Aleksandr Sapeta. He scored his first goal on 19 March 2011 (2nd Round ) in a 3-1 home victory over FK Rostov a penalty for interim 2-0.

Guizhou Renhe

Misimovic changed on January 4, 2013 for the equivalent of about 3.5 million euros to the Chinese first division side Guizhou Renhe, with whom he signed a three-year contract by the end of December 2015. His club debut was on 27 February 2013 group match of the AFC Champions League in the 0-1 defeat at home against Kashiwa Reysol. On his league debut for the season opener on March 8, 2013, the program immediately succeeded in the 1-2 defeat at home to Qingdao Jonoon with the opening goal in the 31st minute and scored his first goal.


Since 2004 Misimović 's national team and was team captain his country in the meantime. To play abuses and the double burden for club and country led on 8 April 2008 on the decision not to play for his country and to focus on the relegation battle with the 1st FC Nuremberg. After a conversation with coach Meho Kodro he revised his decision. In September 2008, in the World Cup qualifiers he succeeded 7-0 win against Estonia a hat-trick. This was the largest margin of victory up to that of Bosnia. In September 2012, Misimović was double scorer at 8-1 record win against Liechtenstein.

Awards and achievements

  • Bayern Munich Junior / Amateur (1997-2004) German B- Junior Champion: 1997
  • German A- Junior Champion: 2001
  • Master of the Regionalliga Süd: 2003 /04
  • Scorer in the Regionalliga Süd: 2003 /04 (21 matches, together with Paolo Guerrero )
  • German Masters: 2003
  • DFB Cup winners: 2003 ( without insert)
  • VfL Bochum (2004-2007) Promotion to the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga champion: 2006
  • VfL Wolfsburg (2008-2010) German Masters: 2009
  • Guizhou Renhe (2013-0000) Chinese FA Cup winner: 2013
  • Bosnia's Sportsman of the Year: 2013