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Mo Besic

Midfielder

Games17 Goals1 Assists1
  • Name: Mo Besic
  • Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • D.O.B: 10 Sep 1992

Profile

Muhamed 'Mo' Besic returned to Boro for a second loan stint in August 2018 for the 2018/19 season. 

He orginally joined the Teessiders on loan from Everton on the final day of the January 2018 transfer window.

Mo was born in Berlin to Bosnian parents, and represents Bosnia and Herzegovina at international level.

He began his career with local club Tennis Borussia Berlin before joining Hamburg as a 16-year-old.

Mo made his Bundesliga debut against Borussia Dortmund in November 2010, and his first start against Hannover a few weeks later.

The same month, he made his national team debut in a friendly game against Slovakia, replacing Miralem Pjanic as the country’s youngest-ever international.

In 2012, Mo was signed by Hungarian club Ferencvaros where, in his first season, he helped the team win domestic League Cup.

Mo played all three of Bosnia’s games, against Argentina, Iran and Nigeria, in the 2014 World Cup.

Impressing on the world stage, Mo did enough to convince Roberto Martinez’s Everton to pay a reported £4m to bring him to Goodison Park.

Mo quickly became a crowd favourite in the blue half of Merseyside, thanks to his balance of tenacious energy and technical ability.

He made 31 appearances in 2014/15 and followed this up 17 more the following year, reduced in the latter season largely due to hamstring problems.

After a promising first pre-season under Ronald Koeman, Mo suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial in August 2016 – an injury which would subsequently rule him out for the 2016/17 season.

He did, however, feature for the Everton Under-23s during his recovery as they won the PL2 title.

The combative midfielder made his first team return as a late substitute for Rooney in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City back in August.

He made eight club appearances for Everton this season (as well as one for Bosnia against Belgium), the last a 3-0 Europa League win against AP Limassol in early December.

Mo made his first Boro debut against Cardiff City in February 2018.

He made 17 appearances for us, scoring once against Derby County, in the 2017/18 season.

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