|Date of birth||6 August 1984|
|Place of birth||Vlasenica, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Current club||1899 Hoffenheim|
|2003||Saint Louis University|
|2003||St. Louis Strikers||22||(18)|
|2004||Chicago Fire Premier||3||(3)|
|2007–||Bosnia and Herzegovina||13||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
Vedad Ibišević (born August 6, 1984 in Vlasenica) is a Bosnian footballer playing for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga. He has previously played football in Switzerland, the USA and France. In 2008 he received the award Idol Nacije in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the best Bosnian player in 2008.
Besides his native Bosnian, he is fluent in English, French and German languages. Whilst playing for Alemannia Aachen, the striker was also given the job of official translator during training for the many foreign players who had not mastered German.
Ibišević was born in SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, then a republic within SFR Yugoslavia. He and his family left Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2000, moving to Switzerland where Ibišević was signed by FC Baden in Canton Aargau. However, his family left Switzerland after only ten months, moving to St. Louis in the United States. In St. Louis, Ibišević flourished as one of the region's most promising football players, and after his senior season in 2002, was named by Soccer America as one of the nation's top 25 recruits. He played his high school career at Roosevelt High School.
Vedad signed to play college soccer in his adopted hometown at one of the nation's most respected football establishments, Saint Louis University. He quickly established himself in his freshman year, registering 18 goals and 4 assists in 22 games for the Billikens, while leading a strong SLU team deep into the NCAA Tournament. For his achievements, Ibišević was named the NCAA Freshman of the Year, as well as a first team All-American. During his college years he also played in the USL Premier Development League with both the St. Louis Strikers and Chicago Fire Premier.
During training with the team, he was spotted by Paris Saint-Germain F.C.'s Bosnian and Herzegovinian manager Vahid Halilhodžić, who quickly signed him to play for the renowned French team for the coming season. Vedad initially saw little action, and was loaned to French second division club Dijon FCO. In 2005, he signed a two year contract with Dijon.
Vedad Ibišević kicked off the Fußball-Bundesliga 2008–09 season in good fashion, scoring two goals in Hoffenheim's first ever appearance in the Fußball-Bundesliga against Energie Cottbus with the game ending 3-0 in Hoffenheim's favor. He scored another goal on his second game against Borussia Mönchengladbach. In his third game for the club in the Fußball-Bundesliga, he scored his fourth goal of the season against Bayer Leverkusen but his side lost 5-2. He scored another two goals in Hoffenheim's 4-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. During the first half of Hoffenheim's debut season in the top flight, Ibišević recorded 18 goals and 7 assists in 17 games, making him the league's top scorer before he was injured. He was voted Bundesliga Player of the Month for October, 2008. On January 14, 2009, during the Bundesliga's winter break, Ibišević was injured in a training match against Hamburger SV in Spain. The final examination confirmed an anterior right cruciate ligament rupture, which took him out of action for the rest of the 2008–09 season. He returned at the beginning of 2009–10 season. Ibišević was scoreless until the 7th play day, he scored a hat-trick against Hertha Berlin in Bundesliga for a remarkable come back. This became the second-fastest hat-trick in Bundesliga history and the fastest goal scored this season, which landed in the 47th second.  After the season, he signed a contract extension that will keep him at Hoffenheim until the end of the 2012–13 season.
|Paris St. Germain||2003–04||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||0|
|TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||2007–08||31||5||2||3||1||0||–||34||6||2|
On the International level, Ibišević had the option of playing for the USA, but instead chose to play for his native homeland team of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On March 24, 2007 he made his debut for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team for the Euro 2008 Qualifier against Norway. Unsurprisingly, Ibišević was amongst the 11 starters for the match. On October 13, 2007, Ibišević was called up to play the Euro 2008 Qualifier against Greece in Athens. It was then when Ibišević scored his first international goal, scoring the second and final goal in his side's 3-2 loss. Ibišević is part of the national team for FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifiers.
|1.||October 13, 2007||Olympic Stadium, Maroussi, Greece||Greece||
||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|2.||November 19, 2008||Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia||Slovenia||
|3.||November 19, 2008||Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia||Slovenia||
|4.||October 10, 2009||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||
||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||March 3, 2010||Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Ghana||
|Correct as of 3 March 2010|