Nahir Besara

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Nahir Besara
Nahir Besara (2015).jpg
Personal information
Full name Nahir Besara
Date of birth (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Södertälje, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Örebro SK
Number 10
Youth career
Assyriska FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Assyriska FF 120 (17)
2013–2015 Hammarby IF 69 (16)
2015–2016 Göztepe S.K. 15 (1)
2016– Örebro SK 49 (17)
National team
2007–2008 Sweden U17 11 (1)
2009–2010 Sweden U19 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2018

Nahir Besara (born 25 February 1991) is a Swedish footballer of Aramean descent. He plays for Örebro SK in Allsvenskan.[1]

Career[edit]

Assyriska[edit]

He started his career at the local team Assyriska FF, where he made his senior debut in 2008, aged 17,[2] he went on to play another four seasons with the side in Superettan, the Swedish second tier, as a regular. During this period, he also won several caps for the Swedish national U17's and 19's.[3]

Hammarby[edit]

Before the start of the 2013 season, he was transferred to fellow Superettan-club Hammarby IF.[4] Besara signed a three year-deal with the club, but enjoyed a rough first season at his new side, when then manager Gregg Berhalter opted to play him out of position as a striker.[5]

During the later stage of the 2014 season, Besara flourished under the new manager Nanne Bergstrand, he scored a hattrick on match day 28, in a 4-2 win against Östersunds FK on home turf, which consolidated Hammarby's top position in the league.[6] A few weeks later, the club won their promotion to Allsvenskan.

During the 2015 season, Besara featured as a key player in his first ever Allsvenskan season, on match day 3, in a derby against Djurgårdens IF, he scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory. The goal was scored with his back heel, with football pundit Jens Fjellström comparing his move with those of the Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimović.[7]

Göztepe[edit]

In July 2015, he transferred to the newly promoted Turkish second tier club Göztepe,[8] during the following campaign he played 15 competitive games, scoring once, before terminating his contract by mutual consent in the summer of 2016.[9]

Örebro[edit]

Besara then opted to return to his native country, signing a two and a half-year deal with Örebro SK on 11 August 2016,[10] the following month he returned to Tele2 Arena with Örebro to face Hammarby, his former side. Besara scored the equalising goal in stoppage time, settling the score at 1-1. However, he chose not to celebrate the goal out of compassion for the supporters' of his old club.[11]

In 2017, Besara established himself as one of the most affluent offensive players in Allsvenskan; in 30 games, he scored 10 goals and provided 7 assists, thus gathering the third most points of all players in the league.[12]

Statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Assyriska 2008 Superettan 9 0 0 0 9 0
2009 Superettan 27 3 1 1 0 0 27 3
2010 Superettan 27 2 1 0 0 0 27 2
2011 Superettan 28 4 0 0 28 4
2012 Superettan 29 8 1 0 0 0 29 8
Total 120 17 3 1 0 0 123 18
Hammarby 2013 Superettan 28 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 Superettan 26 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
2015 Allsvenskan 15 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total 69 16 9 2 0 0 78 18
Göztepe 2015–16 TFF First League 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Total 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Örebro 2016 Allsvenskan 13 4 1 0 0 0 14 4
2017 Allsvenskan 30 10 3 1 0 0 33 11
2018 Allsvenskan 6 3 4 3 0 0 9 6
Total 49 17 8 4 0 0 57 21
Career total 253 51 20 7 0 0 273 59

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hammarby

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nahir Besara". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Inför BoIS - AFF med Nahir Besara". Svenskafans.com. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Landslagsdatabasen: Nahir Besara". SVFF. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Nahir Besara: "Jag kommer alltid att vara en Assyriska supporter"". Assyriska FF. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Upproret mot egna tränaren". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Hattrick av Besara i Hammarbys triumf". Expressen. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  7. ^ "Besaras läckra klack: "Det är ett Zlatanmål"". Expressen. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Nahir Besara Imzaladi". Göztepe S.K. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Nahir Besara bryter sitt kontrakt med Göztepe". LT. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  10. ^ "Nahir Besara klar för ÖSK". Örebro SK. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  11. ^ "Besara: "Trodde jag skulle tillbaka till Hammarby"". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 2017-02-13. 
  12. ^ "Nahir Besara: "Tog ett steg tillbaka för att ta två fram"". SVT. Retrieved 2018-06-07. 

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