Country: Sweden/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date of birth: 15/02/1996 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Lund (Sweden)
Club career: Malmo FF
Current national team: Sweden U-17
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: unknown
Similar type of player: Arjen Robben
– suitable to play on both wings
Style of play:
– likes to dribble
– likes to cut inside
– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible
– gets fouled often
– counter attack threat
– avoids using weaker foot
He is best suited to playing as:
Right winger in 4-2-3-1.
World Cup 2013 Under-17 3rd place with Sweden.
No senior team appearances yet.
Mirza was regarded as a great talent of Swedish football since many years. Already as a 15 year old, he and his twin brother Bekir were scouted and invited on a short trial by English giants Liverpool. However, he decided to stay in the country and signed a contract with Malmo FF. Although he didn’t made his debut in the senior team yet, but he’s one of the biggest stars of “The Sky Blues” youth team playing in Allsvenskan South U-19. His parents are from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but he decided to represent Sweden and in September 2013 he entered his first international tournament at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where Sweden unexpectedly won a bronze medal. It is worth mentioning that Mirza played in all seven matches for “The Blue-Yellow” during the tournament and scored one goal in the group stage match against Nigeria.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.
Just after the 2013 WC U-17 his father in compliance with Mirza, expressed intention to meet with Bosnia association officials, in attempt to initialize process of changing sporting/football citizenship in order to be allowed to him to play for Bosnia.
We in Bosnia are very hopefully in this regard, especially if you have in mind that our domestic football is completely ravaged by war of 90’s, and we are still in painfully slow process of recovering. Our kids can’t get same conditions for developing in Bosnia, so we depend on our kids born and/or raised abroad as expatriates (mostly refugees).
Anyway excellent data base, it wouldn’t hurt more Bosnians though – you can find more kids on my own blog for Bosnian football talents.
Cheers from Olympic city of Sarajevo 😉 !