Haris Medunjanin

Haris Medunjanin
Haris Medunjanin
Haris Medunjanin
Real Name: Haris Medunjanin
HT: 6' 1" WT: 183
Pronunciation: Harris Meh-DOON-yuh-nihn
Age: 32 (03/08/1985)
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hometown: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


2017 (Philadelphia): Medunjanin made 34 appearances (34 starts) at central midfield in his first season with Philadelphia, scoring two goals and adding 12 assists, leading the Union ... he started the season opener at Vancouver (March 5), his club and League debut ... continuing in the starting lineup for the home opener vs. Toronto FC (March 11), Medunjanin registered his first MLS assist ... he again started at Orlando (March 18) and at D.C. United (April 1) ... in his fifth consecutive start, vs. Portland (April 8), he registered an assist on Richie Marquez's goal, his second of the campaign ... started vs. New York City FC (April 14) and vs. Montreal (April 22), where he recorded his third assist of the season ... continued in the starting lineup at LA Galaxy (April 29) and vs. the New York Red Bulls (May 6) ... in his 10th straight start, he scored his first MLS goal on a left-footed shot from distance at D.C. United (May 13), while adding two assists as part of a 4-0 win ... started his 11th straight match to begin his MLS career, vs. Houston (May 17) ... in his 12th straight start, scored the game-winning goal with a left-footed curling free kick, vs. Colorado (May 20) ... continued in the starting lineup at Real Salt Lake (May 27) and in every Union regular-season match through the end of the year ... was called-up by the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team ahead of a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match vs. Greece (June 9), where he did not appear in a 0-0 draw ... recorded two assists as part of a 3-0 win vs. New England (July 2), taking over the team lead at the time with seven on the year ... notched his eighth assist of the campaign vs. FC Dallas (August 5) ... started in the Union's international friendly vs. Swansea City AFC (July 15) ... recorded two assists in a 2-0 win over Seattle (October 1) ... was called up by Bosnia and Herzegovina and started during two World Cup qualifiers, vs. Belgium (October 7), where he scored a goal, and at Estonia (October 10) ... notched his 11th assist of the season on Alejandro Bedoya's goal at Chicago (October 15) and his 12th in the finale vs. Orlando (October 22) ... made two appearances (two starts) for Philadelphia in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, totaling one assist ... set up Marcus Epps' goal as part of a start in the Fourth Round win over Harrisburg (June 14) ... again started in the Round of 16 at the New York Red Bulls (June 28).
2016-17 (Maccabi Tel Aviv): Medunjanin appeared eight times in Europa League qualifiers with Maccabi Tel Aviv and six times in the UEFA Europa League, scoring two goals and adding one assist. He also made 11 league appearances in the first half of the campaign before officially moving to Philadelphia Union on January 31, 2017.
2015-16 (Deportivo La Coruña/Maccabi Tel Aviv): Starting the season with Deportivo, Medunjanin made two Copa del Rey appearances. He transferred back to Maccabi Tel Aviv midway through the campaign, where he registered five league appearances.
2014-15 (Deportivo La Coruña): The midfielder returned to La Liga by signing for Deportivo La Coruña, making 24 appearances with two goals, adding one Copa del Rey appearance.
2013-14 (Gaziantepspor): Medunjanin’s move to Gaziantepspor was made permanent ahead of the 2013-14 season, and he made 32 league appearances in his second campaign for the club (two goals, two assists). He also appeared once in the Turkish Cup.
2012-13 (Gaziantepspor): Medunjanin moved to Turkish side Gaziantepspor on loan, appearing 30 times in his first Turkish league season, scoring four goals while adding eight assists. He appeared three times in the Turkish Cup.
2011-12 (Maccabi Tel Aviv): In his second season with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the midfielder made 12 league appearances. He also appeared six times in the Europa League along with six additional matches in Europa League qualification.
2010-11 (Maccabi Tel Aviv): Medunjanin moved to his third country when he signed for Maccabi Tel Aviv, making 27 appearances in Ligat HaAl with eight goals and one assist. His debut for the club came on August 22, 2010 against Maccabi Haifa. Medunjanin went on a four-match goal-scoring streak from August 29, 2010 through October 2, 2010. He also appeared four times in Europa League qualifiers, scoring four goals.
2009-10 (Real Valladolid CF): In his second season in Spain, Medunjanin made 24 La Liga appearances for Valladolid, scoring five times with two assists. He added one match played in the Copa del Rey.
2008-09 (Real Valladolid CF): Transferring to Spain for the 2008-09 campaign, Medunjanin made 18 appearances in La Liga for Real Valladolid, scoring once with two assists. His league debut came against Atletico Madrid on September 13, 2008. He also made three Copa del Rey appearances.
2007-08 (AZ Alkmaar): Medunjanin returned to AZ Alkmaar following his loan, playing in 12 matches, scoring one goal and adding one assist. He also made two appearances in the UEFA Cup.
2006-07 (Sparta Rotterdam): Medunjanin was loaned to Sparta Rotterdam on July 1, 2006, and he made 32 Eredivisie appearances for the club in the 2006-07 season, scoring seven goals with four assists.
2005-06 (AZ Alkmaar): The midfielder made 10 Eredivisie appearances in his second season with AZ, scoring three times and adding four assists. His first goal came on March 3, 2006 against NEC Nijmegen. He also made two UEFA Cup appearances and one appearance in Europa League playoffs.
2004-05 (AZ Alkmaar): Medunjanin began his professional career with AZ in the Netherlands, making his first appearance on February 20, 2005 against Roda JC. He appeared in two other games throughout the season.
At the international level, Medunjanin has earned 56 caps for the Bosnian National Team while recording nine goals. He appeared in the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Argentina. In the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, he contributed with three goals against Albania, Belarus, and Luxembourg. The midfielder led Bosnia to second place in their group. Prior to playing for his native Bosnia and Herzegovina, he was a part of the Netherlands youth system, helping the Dutch squad win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2006 and 2007.
Medunjanin received his first call-up from Bosnia and Herzegovina while with the Union ahead of a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match vs. Greece (June 9), where he did not appear ahead of a 0-0 draw. He was again called up ahead of another set of World Cup qualifiers, vs. Belgium (October 7) and at Estonia (October 10). He started at central attacking midfield vs. Belgium, his 55th cap, scoring his ninth international goal in the match, and he continued in the starting lineup at Estonia for cap number 56.
Philadelphia Union signed midfielder Haris Medunjanin using Targeted Allocation Money on January 31, 2017 and he will be added to the active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
Name: Haris Medunjanin (pronounced: Harris Meh-DOON-yuh-nihn)
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 183
Born: March 8, 1985 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hometown: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Acquired: Philadelphia Union signed midfielder Haris Medunjanin using Targeted Allocation Money on January 31, 2017 and he will be added to the active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa
Previous Experience: Maccabi Tel Aviv (2016-2017), Deportivo La Coruna (2014-2016), Gaziantepspor (2012-2014), Maccabi Tel Aviv (2010-2013), Valladolid (2008-2010), Sparta Rotterdam (2006-2007), AZ Alkmaar (2004-2008)
Medunjanin's favorite food is pasta. Growing up, his favorite team was Barcelona and his favorite player was Zidane. The vacation spot he most enjoys is Miami. If he weren't a professional soccer player, he would like to be a commentator on television about the game, as he follows the sport widely. Away from the game, he likes to play all kinds of other sports including basketball, ping pong and tennis.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
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