Seferovic Herkunft: He is a Bosnian-Swiss professional footballer who currently plays for Süper Lig club Galatasaray on loan from Portuguese club Benfica and the Swiss national team. His Bosnian name is Haris Seferovic and he was born on February 22, 1992.
When Seferovic signed with Grasshopper in April of 2009, it was his professional debut. Fiorentina signed him in January 2010 only a few months later. On loan at Novara in Serie B, he had a good season, before moving to Real Sociedad in Spain the following year. Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany, where he played three seasons before moving to Benfica in Portugal, was his next club.
Having been a full-time international since 2013, Seferovic has represented his country in three FIFA World Cups (2014, 2018), as well as two UEFA European Championships (2016, 2020).In 1999, Seferovic joined the FC Sursee youth squad and played with them for five years until signing for Luzern in the summer of 2004.
Grasshopper saw him after he spent three years with their development teams, and on April 26, 2009, he made his Swiss Super League debut against Neuchâtel Xamax. In January of that year, he was selected the canton Lucerne’s Youth Player of the Year. Fiorentina purchased Seferovic from Grasshopper for €2.1 million on January 29,
2010. The agreement was finalised the next day, La Viola stated. Assigned to Fiorentina’s primavera squad, the kid made his debut on the pitch. A loan to Neuchâtel Xamax of the Swiss Super League was made official on August 4th, 2011.
Transfer window Seferovic was loaned out to Serie A club Lecce on January 27th, 2012. At Novara in Serie B, where he started all 18 games during the second part of the 2012–13 season, he scored ten goals. Novara finally ended in the play-offs thanks to his hat-trick against Livorno on April 17th. For €2 million, Real Sociedad agreed to sign Serbian defender Ivan Seferovic on a four-year deal.
On August 16, 2013, he made his La Liga debut, scoring a chipped goal against Getafe to give his team a 2–0 win at home. In the UEFA Champions League play-off round for 2013–14, he scored a volley as Real Sociedad defeated Lyon 2–0 away from home four days later.
After starting just nine of his first 24 league games, on November 2, he came in as a substitute for Carlos Vela and scored the last goal of the game to seal a 5–0 victory over Osasuna. On December 18, he scored the third goal in Sociedad’s 4–0 win against Algeciras in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey.
Real Sociedad recruited Seferovic to play alongside Vela and Antoine Griezmann in the attacking line. The supporters disliked him when he posed with a whiskey bottle after a draw with FC Barcelona in September and after he told his team’s fans to keep quiet after scoring a goal in November of the same year.
After a late-night altercation with his fiancée in February 2014, he and his girlfriend were both freed without prosecution. Darko Kovaevi, Real Sociedad’s 2003 league runner-up, was compared to him when he first came, but he failed to capitalise on his early goals to secure a berth in the team’s starting lineups.
Seferovic joined Eintracht Frankfurt on 1 August 2014, signing a three-year deal with the German Bundesliga club. A young athlete with some experience, but space for growth, was specifically sought for by the team, which stated: “We consciously picked him.”
The DFB-Pokal first round saw him score the first goal for Frankfurt against fourth-tier Viktoria Berlin 2–0 on his debut on August 16th. First Bundesliga appearance came one week later and one goal from Frankfurt’s opening assault saw them overcome SC Freiburg at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt.
He was sent off for a second yellow card in Frankfurt’s 4–5 home loss to VfB Stuttgart on October 25.To stay in the Bundesliga, Frankfurt had to play a play-off against 1. FC Nürnberg because of Seferovic’s three goals in 29 appearances last season.
In the second leg, after a 1–1 draw at home, he scored the lone goal to keep his team in the competition.Hertha BSC’s Niklas Stark was struck in the face by Seferovic during the team’s 2–0 defeat in Berlin in February 2017.