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Haris Medunjanin

Haris  Medunjanin
Birthdate:March 08, 1985 in Sarajevo (Bos)
Position:Midfielder
International:U21
Current club:Philadelphia Union (USA)
Contract until:2019
Former club(s):Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr), Deportivo La Coruna (Spa), Gaziantepspor (Tur), Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr), Real Valladolid (Spa), Sparta Rotterdam, AZ, AC 34, Swift 36
Bosnian-born Dutch U21 international Medunjanin moved to the Netherlands at the age of seven. He started his professional career at AZ Alkmaar in 2004. In 2006 he moved to Sparta de Rotterdam on loan before returning to Alkmaar at the end of the 2006-07 season. He played one more season in Holland before being snapped up by Real Valladolid for a transfer fee of 450.000 on a contract until June 2011 at the start of the 2008-09 campaign.

Medunjanin was part of the Dutch squad that won the Under-21 European Championships in Portugal in 2006, playing in two games but missing out on the final in Porto. In 2007 he was called up by coach Foppe de Haan to be part of his squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands. However in a 2009 interview, Medunjanin expressed strong desire to play for his native Bosnia, as new FIFA rules would allow. In August 2009, his paperwork for change of footballing citizenship was submitted to FIFA and he became a Bosnian international.

In June 2010, after Valladolid relegation Medunjanin signed for Israelian Maccabi Tel Aviv for 800.000, penning a four-year contract until 2014.

In September 2012, the midfielder was loaned out to Turkish Gaziantepspor for the 2012-13 season and moved later on a permanent deal until 2016. In August 2014 he left the Turkish club on a free transfer and returned to Spain to play in La Coruna.

In the 2015-16 season Medunjanin did not play a single match at Deportivo and his contract was terminated at the end of January. Medunjanin signed a contract with his former club Maccabi Tel Aviv until 2017 a few days later. In January 2017 he moved to the USA to sign for Philadelphia for two seasons. His contract option for 2019 was picked up on July 5, 2018.

Last update: December 23, 2018