- Born: 10/09/1992
- Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
- Nationality: Bosnian
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Muhamed arrived at Everton in the summer of 2014 after impressing for Bosnia and Herzegovina at the World Cup.
Aged 21 at the time, the versatile right-footer was ever present as Bosnia made their first ever finals appearance, though they failed to emerge from a testing group that contained Nigeria, Iran and eventual tournament runners-up Argentina.
However, Besic shone on the global stage, turning in a particularly impressive performance against the Argentines on what was his first competitive start for his country.
A former Under-21 international, he had earlier become Bosnia’s youngest ever senior international when turning out against Slovakia aged just 18 in November 2010.
Born in Germany to Bosnian parents, Besic played youth football for Tennis Borussia Berlin and signed for Hamburg aged 16. There he made a number of appearances for the club's 'B' team, before moving to Hungary to join Ferencváros in 2012.
He was named the best foreign player in the Hungarian top flight in his very first season and also helped the Budapest-based outfit to victory in the Hungarian League Cup.
Besic continued to be a key player for manager Thomas Doll's first team before completing his move to Goodison Park at the end of his second campaign.
One of a crop of exciting young talents under Roberto Martinez's watch, Besic has played predominantly as a defender during his club career but his ability on the ball and skill at reading the opposition’s play have also allowed him to excel in a deep-lying midfield role.