Besnik Hasi facts for kids
Hasi with Anderlecht in 2016
|Date of birth||29 December 1971|
|Place of birth||Gjakova, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Playing position||Centre-back, defensive midfielder|
|1991–1992||→ Dinamo Pančevo (loan)|
|1992–1993||→ Prishtina (loan)||1||(0)|
|1993–1994||→ Samobor (loan)|
Born in Gjakova, SFR Yugoslavia (present day Kosovo), he began playing with his hometown team KF Vëllaznimi at an early age before joining KF Liria playing back then in the Yugoslav Second League where he began playing as a senior. He played one game with FC Prishtina in the 1991–92 Yugoslav First League. He then played with NK Zagreb and FK Dinamo Pančevo (on loan) still in Yugoslavia. In 1992, he returned to NK Zagreb, now playing in a newly formed Croatian First League and he also played with NK Samobor before moving to Belgium.
Hasi moved to KRC Genk in mid-1994, then to TSV 1860 Munich where he played only seven times during the 1997–98 season. He returned to KRC Genk establishing himself in starting lineup, winning the Belgian Title in the 1998–99 season.
Hasi moved to RSC Anderlecht in May 2000 and, despite only playing 16 matches in his first season due to injury problems, helped the club retain their league title. He played 30 games the following year, including five in the UEFA Champions League to add to his five of the previous season.
Groin and knee problems restricted Hasi to eleven league appearances and four UEFA Cup games in 2002–03, however, but he returned to fitness to help Anderlecht win back the Belgian crown the following season.
Hasi moved to Lokeren during the 2005–06 season. On 11 June 2007, he signed a two-year contract with Cercle Brugge.
On 15 November 2000, Hasi made his debut with Albania in a friendly match against Malta after coming on as a substitute at 46th minute in place of Devi Muka, and he was one of the first Kosovo Albanian to play for Albania.
Six month after retiring from international football with Albania, on 15 June 2007, Hasi made his debut with Kosovo in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia after being named in the starting line-up and acting as captain of team.
Hasi retired at the end of the 2007–08 season and became the assistant manager of his former club RSC Anderlecht. He signed a two-year contract at the club in 2008. On 10 March 2014, Hasi replaced John van den Brom as head coach. Following two and a half seasons with the club, Hasi was sacked on 26 May 2016 after losing the league title to rivals Club Brugge.
On 4 June 2016, Hasi was appointed as the new manager of Legia Warsaw. Due to poor results, notably the disastrous 6–0 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, Hasi was relieved of his duties on 18 September 2016.
On 9 June 2017, Hasi was unveiled as the new manager of the Greek team Olympiacos F.C., penning a two-year contract worth €600k per annum. The board chose him over other candidates based on his experience in UEFA Champions League qualifying matches, with the objective of leading the Reds to the competition's group stage after a year's absence. The feat was officially accomplished on 22 August 2017, as the team pulled off a 3–1 aggregate victory (2–1 at home and 1–0 away) over Rijeka in the competition's playoffs. Criticized for his substandard defensive coaching and man management, Hasi was relieved of his duties on 25 September 2017, due to a string of negative results including a 2–3 Champions League group stage home defeat against Sporting CP, and successive league fixtures without a win, culminating to a 3–2 away loss to arch-rivals AEK despite being 0–2 up after just over 60 minutes of play.
On 26 July 2018, Hasi was appointed as the manager of the Saudi Arabian club Al-Raed. During the 2019–20 season, Hasi lead Al-Raed to a fifth-place finish, their highest in the top flight.
On 6 June 2021, Hasi was appointed as the manager of Al-Ahli. He was sacked on 4 March 2022 after a 1–0 defeat to Al-Ettifaq.
|Club||Season||League||National cup||League cup||Continental||Total|
|Dinamo Pančevo (loan)||1991–92||Third League North|
|Samobor (loan)||1993–94||Druga HNL|
|1996–97||Belgian First Division||18||2|
|Genk||1998–99||Belgian First Division||32||2|
|Anderlecht||2000–01||Belgian First Division||16||0|
|Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen||2005–06||Belgian First Division||15||1|
|Cercle Brugge||2007–08||Belgian First Division||31||0|
- Scores and results list Albania's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Hasi goal.
|1||10 September 2003||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania||Georgia||1–0||3–1||Euro 2004 qualifying|
|2||2 September 2006||Dinamo Stadium, Minsk, Belarus||Belarus||2–2||2–2||Euro 2008 qualifying|
|Anderlecht||10 March 2014||26 May 2016||119||64||28||27||53.78|
|Legia Warsaw||4 June 2016||18 September 2016||18||5||6||7||27.78|
|Olympiacos||8 June 2017||25 September 2017||11||6||3||2||54.55|
|Al-Raed||28 July 2018||31 May 2021||97||36||23||38||37.11|
|Al-Ahli||1 July 2021||Present||25||6||10||9||24.00|
- Belgian Pro League (1): 1998–99
- Belgian Cup (1): 1999–2000
- Belgian Pro League (3): 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06
- Belgian Super Cup (1): 2000, 2001
- Belgian Pro League (1): 2013–14
- Belgian Super Cup (1): 2014
- Saudi Professional League Manager of the Month: November & December 2019
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