Miralem Pjanic joins Sharjah FC after leaving Barcelona

Miralem Pjanic joins Sharjah FC after leaving Barcelona

Sharjah: Miralem Pjanic has officially bid goodbye to FC Barcelona and signed for Sharjah FC, the UAE-based outfit have confirmed.

The Bosnian midfielder travelled to the UAE recently as revealed in a photograph that he himself posted on his social networks, to finalise the conditions of his contract with his new club, Sharjah Football Club of the UAE Pro League.

Rumours of a move away from Spotify Camp Nou started circulating yesterday and soon enough there was an agreement over a three-year contract.

About Sharjah FC

Sharjah FC was founded in 1966 under the name of Al Oruba Club, they were the first official champions of the UAE League winning it in 1974 after beating Al Ahli and Oman. The club would merge with Al Khaleej in 1974 to form Al Sharjah SCC and relocate its headquarters to Sharjah City. The club would later see itself win the league on 4 more occasions during the 80s and 90s and 8 out of the 22 players in the UAE’s 1990 squad were players from Sharjah, more than any other club at the time. Miralem Pjanic Barcelona Sharjah

About Miralem Pjanic

Miralem Pjanić (born 2 April 1990) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for UAE Pro League club Sharjah and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Pjanić started his professional career at Metz being there for one season. He signed for side Lyon in 2008 before signing for Roma in 2011 after three seasons at Lyon. During his time in Rome, Pjanić came to be recognized as one of the best midfielders in Serie A. In 2016, Pjanić joined Juventus and has since been considered an integral player for the team, winning four Serie A titles, two Coppa Italias, and being named in the Serie A Team of the Year for 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons. He was also named in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season, for his role in Juventus’s run to the final. Pjanić joined Barcelona in September 2020.

A former Luxembourg youth international, Pjanić made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008, earning over one hundred caps and scoring eighteen goals since. He represented the nation at its first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


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