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Elvir Rahimić
Personal information
Full name Elvir Rahimić
Date of birth 4 April 1976 (1976-04-04) (age 33)
Place of birth Živinice, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club CSKA Moscow
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Slaven Živinice
1995–1997 Bosna
1997–1998 Interblock Ljubljana
1998–1999 Vorwärts Steyr 6 (0)
1999–2001 Anzhi Makhachkala 84 (5)
2001– CSKA Moscow 213 (8)
National team
2007– Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:38, 12 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 February 2010

Elvir Rahimić (born 4 April 1976 in Živinice) is a Bosnian football midfielder who plays for PFC CSKA Moscow at Russian Premier League.



Rahimić started his career at local club Slaven Živinice in his homestead. He was soon signed by NK Bosna fro the FSBiH First League. Before the start of unified league of FSBIH and Croats League, Rahimić moved to Slovenia for Interblock Ljubljana, then Austrian side SK Vorwärts Steyr before he moved to Russia.

The greatest accomplishment for Rahimić has been winning with CSKA Moscow the 2005 UEFA Cup by beating Sporting Lisbon 3–1 in the Final on Sporting's home field in Lisbon. In Russia he is often referred as Iron Man, because of his incredible stability throughout the season. In all his years in PFC CSKA Moscow he missed just over 10 games, mostly because of collected yellow cards, playing over 50 games every year.


International career

Rahimić made his debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina on 2 June 2007 against Turkey, the second match Fuad Muzurović as coach. Including his debut match, he played six at UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying. He also played at ongoing 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA).


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