With Anzhi in 2013
|Full name||Emir Spahić|
|Date of birth||18 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Dubrovnik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Current club||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|FK Krajina Cazin|
|2013–||→ Anzhi (loan)||6||(1)|
|2003–||Bosnia and Herzegovina||64||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Emir Spahić (born 18 August 1980 in Dubrovnik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian football central defender playing for Anzhi Makhachkala on loan from Sevilla FC and captains the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. He is naturally left footed but can play with either foot very well.
Over the course of his career, Spahić played for NK Čelik Zenica in Bosnian Premier League, Russian clubs Torpedo Moscow, Shinnik Yaroslavl and Lokomotiv Moscow as well as Croatian sides NK GOŠK Dubrovnik and NK Zagreb, Montpellier, as well as Spanish side Sevilla FC.
On 24 June 2009, Spahić announced that he will join the newly promoted Montpellier squad for the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season. On his league debut against Paris Saint-Germain, he scored a header in the 94th minute for a 1–1 draw, which earned a point for the newly promoted club. He scored his second goal for Montpellier in a 2–2 draw against FC Lorient.
On 4 July 2011, Spahić agreed a transfer with Sevilla for 2 million euros. He will stay at the Andalusian club until July 2014. His national team mate Miroslav Stevanović has also transferred to Sevilla in January 2013 and upon his arrival at San Pablo International Airport, he was received by Emir Spahić. Spahić scored his first goal for Sevilla on 5 January 2013 in a 1–0 victory against Osasuna.
Spahić is the captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. On 7 June 2003, he made his debut as a substitute against Romania at Stadionul Ion Oblemenco in Craiova. Ever since his debut, he has been an important member of the national team.
- Goals for Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.
|1.||28 February 2006||Westfalenstadion, Dortmund||Japan||1–2||2–2||Friendly|
|2.||15 October 2008||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Armenia||1–0||4–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||15 November 2011||Estádio da Luz, Lisbon||Portugal||3–2||6–2||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Play-offs|
His parents were from various parts of Yugoslavia. His father's family is originally from the Montenegrin part of Sandžak, and his mother Fatima is from Gacko in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They were both working in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where they met and formed a family. Emir has two brothers: older Nermin and younger Alen. Younger brother Alen is also a football player. Spahić is a first cousin of fellow national team player Edin Džeko.
He is a great lover of tennis. He has admitted he has been following live matches in Dubai, Barcelona, Montpelier and Paris.
- "Emir Spahić na posudbi u rukom Anžiju". bljesak.info. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
- Gute Karten im Spahic-Poker
- "Spahic zu Montpellier". Transfermarkt.de. 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
- "Spahić: Potpisao sam, čekam još ljekarske preglede!". Scsport.ba. Retrieved 2011-08-15.[dead link]
- "Sevilla seal signing of Bosnian Stevanovic". eurosport.com. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- "Sjajni Emir Spahić donio pobjedu Sevilli" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "JAVNO.ba EKSPERTIZA: 10 najboljih BH nogometaša od osamostaljenja države". 20 October 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Reprezentacija BiH - Godina 2003". Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Spahic uzivao u okrsaju Federera i Davidenka". sportsport.ba. Retrieved 2013-03-02.
- Sevilla official profile
- La Liga profile
- Emir Spahić at National-Football-Teams.com
- Transfermarkt profile
- Emir Spahić – FIFA competition record