bosnia n : a mountainous republic of south-central europe; formerly part of the ottoman empire and yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly serbian army of yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began `ethnic cleansing' to rid bosnia of croats and muslims [syn: bosnia and herzegovina , republic of bosnia and herzegovina, bosna i hercegovina , bosnia-herzegovina, bosnia]
republic of bosnia and herzegovina bosnia-herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina ( or ; Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: , ; Cyrillic script: ), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH, and in short often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west, and south; Serbia to the east; Montenegro to the southeast; and the Adriatic Sea to the south, with a coastline about long surrounding the city of Neum. In the central and eastern interior of the country the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and the northeast is predominantly flatland. The inland is a geographically larger region and has a moderate continental climate, bookended by hot summers and cold and snowy winters. The southern tip of the country has a Mediterranean climate and plain topography.
Birthdate: July 7, 1974 Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia Height: 181 cm Weight: 75 kg Position: Midfielder International: 16 caps, 9 goals World Cups: 0 Previous Clubs: FC Zeljeznicar, FC Sarajevo, Bursaspor, Fenerbahçe Transfer Fee: $15.35 Millions of Dollars Bosnian international midfielder signed by Real Madrid from Fenerbahçe for $15.35 million, becoming, at the time, the most expensive player in Real Madrid's history. Scored 18 league goals for Fenerbahçe in the '98-99 season following a $12.8 million move from Bursaspor. Suffered a serious knee ligament damage that ruled him out for 6 months. Alaves & Bosnia
Birthdate: January 12, 1967 Birthplace: Mostar, Bosnia Height: 189 cm Weight: 78 kg Position: Forward International: 17 caps, 3 goals World Cups: 0 Previous Clubs: Velez Mostar, Real Sociedad, FC Barcelona, Tenerife Transfer Fee: N/A Coventry City & Bosnia
Birthdate: May 4, 1970 Birthplace: - Height: 195 cm Weight: 87 kg Position: Central Defender International: 33 caps, 1 goals World Cups: 0 Previous Clubs: Sloboda-Tuzla, Croatia Belisce, Croatia Zagreb, FC Zurich, AS Monaco Transfer Fee: $3.20 Millions of Dollars Bayern Munchen & Bosnia
Birthdate: January 1, 1977 Birthplace: Jablanica, Bosnia Height: 176 cm Weight: 71 kg Position: Forward International: 7 caps, 1 goals World Cups: 0 Previous Clubs: Turbina Jablanica, Velez Mostar, Hamburg SV Transfer Fee: N/A