Muhamed Besic

Mo Besic
Squad No: 21
D.o.B: 10/09/1992
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Appearances: 35 (21)
Goals: 0

Muhamed Besic arrived at Everton in the summer of 2014 after impressing for Bosnia and Herzegovina at the World Cup in Brazil.

Aged 21 at the time, the versatile right-footer was ever present as Bosnia made their first ever finals appearance, though they failed to emerge from a testing group that contained Nigeria, Iran and eventual tournament runners-up Argentina.

However, Besic shone on the global stage, turning in a particularly impressive performance against the Argentines on what was his first competitive start for his country.

A former Under-21 international, he had earlier become Bosnia’s youngest ever senior international when turning out against Slovakia aged just 18 in November 2010.

Born in Germany to Bosnian parents, Besic played youth football for Tennis Borussia Berlin and signed for Hamburg aged 16. There he made a number of appearances for the club's 'B' team, before moving to Hungary to join Ferencváros in 2012.

He was named the best foreign player in the Hungarian top flight in his very first season and also helped the Budapest-based outfit to victory in the Hungarian League Cup.

Besic continued to be a key player for manager Thomas Doll's first team before completing his move to Goodison Park at the end of his second campaign.

Besic has played predominantly as a defender during his club career but his ability on the ball and skill at reading the opposition’s play have also allowed him to excel in a deep-lying midfield role.

Indeed, it was in midfield where Besic was utilised in his first two years at Goodison. He made 31 appearances in 2014/15 and followed this up 17 more the following season as hamstring problems took effect.

Still, Besic’s no-nonsense, tough-tackling, displays have already ensured his is a favourite on the Gwladys Street.

One particular performance against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg, when he silenced Yaya Toure, earned much acclaim from Evertonians.

In March 2015, it was announced that Besic had inked a new five-and-a-half year contract with the Toffees.

After a promising pre-season under Ronald Koeman, disaster struck for Besic when he suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial in August.

The midfielder helped the Under-23s secure the Premier League 2 title towards the end of the campaign as he looked to regain full fitness and, while he was named among the substitutes for the final couple of first-team games of the term, he did not make a single senior appearance in 2016/17.

In January 2018, Besic joined Championship club Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign. The midfielder impressed at the Riverside and rejoined the Teessiders in August 2018 for the 2018-19 season.

Contracted until: June 2021.

Premier League
FA Cup
League Cup

Career Stats - Muhamed Besic (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2014 2015 15 (8) 0 2 0 1 0 2 (3) 0 20 (11) 0
2015 2016 7 (5) 0 2 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 11 (6) 0
2017 2018 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 2 (1) 0 4 (4) 0
Total 22 (15) 0 4 (1) 0 4 0 4 (4) 0 35 (21) 0

Career Stats - Muhamed Besic (U21)

Season Appearances Goals
2015 2016 1 0
2016 2017 3 0
2017 2018 1 0
Total 5 0
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 16/08/2014 07/12/2017 37 (25) 0


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