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Višća playing for İstanbul Başakşehir in 2014
Personal information
Full name Edin Višća
Date of birth 17 February 1990 (1990-02-17) (age 31)
Place of birth Olovo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club İstanbul Başakşehir
Number 7
Youth career
2005–2007 Budućnost Banovići
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Budućnost Banovići
2009–2011 Željezničar 39 (11)
2011– İstanbul Başakşehir 326 (91)
National team
Bosnia and Herzegovina U19
2010–2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 16 (3)
2010–2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina 55 (10)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2021.
† Appearances (Goals).

Edin Višća ( born 17 February 1990) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Süper Lig club İstanbul Başakşehir.

Višća started his professional career at Budućnost Banovići, before joining Željezničar in 2009. Two years later, he moved to İstanbul Başakşehir.

A former youth international for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Višća made his senior international debut in 2010, earning over 50 caps and scoring 10 goals until 2020. He represented the nation at their first major championship, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Early career

Višća came through Budućnost Banovići's youth setup, which he joined in 2005. He made his professional debut in 2007 at the age of 17.

Željezničar

In September 2009, Višća joined Željezničar on a three-year deal. He had to wait until 27 February 2010 to make his official debut for the team against Čelik Zenica. On 3 April, he scored his first goal for Željezničar against Travnik. He won his first trophy with the club on 23 May, when they were crowned league champions.

İstanbul Başakşehir

On 10 August 2011, Višća was transferred to Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir for an undisclosed fee. He made his competitive debut for the club in a triumph over Galatasaray on 11 September. Almost five months later, he scored his first goal for the team against the same opponent.

Višća was an important piece in İstanbul Başakşehir's capture of 1. Lig title, his first trophy with the club, which was secured on 20 April 2014 and earned them promotion to Süper Lig just one season after being relegated. He had an impact of 10 goals and 10 assists.

On 23 April, Višća made his 100th appearance for the team.

In August 2016, he extended his contract until June 2021.

On 14 January 2017, Višća scored his 51st goal for the team, becoming their top all-time goalscorer. On 26 February, he played his 200th game for the club against Osmanlıspor. At the end of season, Višća was best assist provider of the league with 15 overall, which also made him second best in Europe in that statistical category, only behind Kevin De Bruyne.

On 2 May 2019, Višća was named Süper Lig's player of the season, which made him first Bosnian player ever to win that award. Three weeks later, he played his 300th game for the club against Alanyaspor.

Višća was instrumental in İstanbul Başakşehir's conquest of Süper Lig title, first in their history, which was sealed on 19 July 2020. He scored 13 goals and added 13 assists.

He scored his 100th goal for the team in a loss to Kasımpaşa on 26 July.

He signed a new five-year deal with İstanbul Başakşehir in October.

On 20 October, Višća debuted in UEFA Champions League away at RB Leipzig. Two weeks later, he scored his first goal in the competition against Manchester United.

International career

Višća represented Bosnia and Herzegovina on various youth levels.

In November 2010, he received his first senior call-up, for friendly game against Poland, and debuted in that game on 10 December.

In June 2014, Višća was named in Bosnia and Herzegovina's squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup, country's first major competition. He made his tournament debut in the opening group match on 15 June, which ended in narrow loss to Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium.

On 12 June 2015, in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel, Višća scored a brace, his first senior international goals.

In February 2016, he was voted 2015 Bosnian player of the year by country's sports journalists.

He scored his first international hat-trick against South Korea on 1 June 2018.

Višća retired from international football on 21 May 2021.

Personal life

Višća married his long-time girlfriend Edina in July 2016.

He is a practicing Muslim; along with international teammates Ibrahim Šehić, Muhamed Bešić, Armin Hodžić, Izet Hajrović, Sead Kolašinac and Ervin Zukanović he visited a mosque in Zenica during national team concentration.

Career statistics

Club

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Željezničar 2009–10 Bosnian Premier League 11 2 4 2 15 4
2010–11 Bosnian Premier League 27 9 6 0 2 0 35 9
2011–12 Bosnian Premier League 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
Total 39 11 10 2 5 0 54 13
İstanbul Başakşehir 2011–12 Süper Lig 36 5 1 0 37 5
2012–13 Süper Lig 28 3 0 0 28 3
2013–14 1. Lig 34 10 1 0 35 10
2014–15 Süper Lig 34 8 1 0 35 8
2015–16 Süper Lig 34 17 5 0 2 0 41 17
2016–17 Süper Lig 34 8 6 0 3 2 43 10
2017–18 Süper Lig 33 9 1 0 9 5 43 14
2018–19 Süper Lig 34 13 2 1 2 0 38 14
2019–20 Süper Lig 33 13 2 0 12 6 47 19
2020–21 Süper Lig 26 5 1 0 5 1 32 6
Total 326 91 20 1 33 14 379 106
Career total 365 102 30 3 38 14 433 119

International

National team Year Apps Goals
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2010 1 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 6 0
2014 8 0
2015 7 2
2016 6 0
2017 5 3
2018 9 3
2019 8 2
2020 5 0
Total 55 10

International goals

Scores and results list Bosnia and Herzegovina's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 June 2015 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina 17  Israel
1–1
3–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
2
3–1
3 25 March 2017 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
29
 Gibraltar
4–0
5–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 31 August 2017 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus
31
 Cyprus
2–0
2–3
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 7 October 2017 Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
33
 Belgium
2–1
3–4
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 1 June 2018 Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, South Korea 36  Korea Republic
1–0
3–1 Friendly
7
2–1
8
3–1
9 26 March 2019 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
44
 Greece
1–0
2–2
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
10 5 September 2019 Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
47
 Liechtenstein
4–0
5–0
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

Honours

Željezničar

  • Bosnian Premier League: 2009–10
  • Bosnian Cup: 2010–11

İstanbul Başakşehir

Individual

Awards

  • Bosnian Footballer of the Year: 2015
  • Süper Lig Player of the Season: 2018–19

Performances

  • Süper Lig Top Assist Provider: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
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