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About Elvir Baljic Elvir Baljić (born July 8, 1974 in Sarajevo) is a retired Bosnian football player and current assistant manager in Bosnia-Herzegovina's national team. His career began in FK Željezničar, but in 1993, during the war in Bosnia, he left with FK Sarajevo on tour, which he played in the first Bosniaks First League. Later, he was transferred to Turkey where he played for Bursaspor. He was the best player at the club for several seasons, which made him an interesting target for the best Turkish clubs. Fenerbahçe SK signed him in 1998, and he spent two seasons there. Once again, he proved his worth and in 2000, he was a surprise summer signing for big Real Madrid, for €26million. Unfortunately, numerous injuries caused his career to go in the wrong way. He did not secure a place in the first team so he was loaned out to Rayo Vallecano. Finally, he was transferred back to Turkey to Galatasaray. However, his interest in football was decreasing day by day. He said that he would retire on several occasions, but every time he would come back. Baljić came back to the sport in January 2006, when he signed for Turkish side Ankaragücü. In 2006/2007 season, he is playing for Istanbulspor. Baljić had been a prolific part of the Bosnian national team since its inception, scoring 14 goals in 38 caps. He will be remembered as the only player who scored four goals in single match for Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was a couple of weeks after he signed a contract with Real Madrid, in a game between Estonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The final result was 1-4, and he scored all Bosnian goals. He hasn't played for the Bosnian national team since 2005. In February 2010 Bosnia's manager Safet Susic revelead that Baljic would be one of his assistants. Susic had previousy been Baljic's manager in Turkey. Music is his second love. In 2005, he recorded his first CD.

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4. Boris Pandza 4851
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7. Aleksandar Solic 671
8. Sergej Barbarez 398
9. Elvir Baljic 235
10. Safet Susic 224
11. Elvir Bolić 200
12. Meho Kodro 3
13. Vahid Halilhodžić 3
14. Hasan Salihamidzic 3

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238. Cevad Prekazi 231
239. Karim Ansarifard 229
240. Soufiane Alloudi 229

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