Zvornik (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Debut in serie A
Although Miralem Pjanic is Bosnian, he did not learn his footballing trade in his home country. At the age of one, he was forced to flee to Luxembourg with his family to escape the war.
After starting with Luxembourgian club FC Schifflange 95, he was signed by French side Metz in 2004 and joined their youth team. Pjanic broke into the first team in 2007-08, playing a prominent role from the outset and finishing the season with 38 appearances and four goals in all competitions.
He moved to Lyon in 2008, Ligue's 1 then top side. Pjanic's first season wasn't the best at the Stade Gerland as he fractured his fibula in a match versus Sochaux in October. The injury kept him on the sidelines for several months and curtailed his season. However, he bounced back the following year, earning a starting role in the team that finished second in Ligue 1 and made it as far as the Champions League quarter-finals.
Miralem moved to Trigoria on the last day of the 2011 summer transfer window and instantly established himself at the core of Roma’s midfield. He is one of the Giallorossi’s most technically gifted players, pulling the strings from his attacking midfield position.