Senad Lulic to return to Bosnian National Football Team?


Lazio football club player Senad Lulic has decided to return to the national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina and make himself available to coach Dusan Bajevic for the EURO 2020 barrage matches.

So far, Lulic has played 57 games for the national team and scored 4 goals.

The last appearance for Bosnian team Lulic recorded against Belgium on October 7th, 2017 at the stadium “Grbavica” in Sarajevo.

Senad Lulic is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Lazio and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Lulic started his professional career at Chur 97, before joining Bellinzona in 2006. Two years later, he moved to Grasshopper. In 2010, he was transferred to Young Boys. The following year, he moved to Lazio, for whom he scored the winning goal in the 2013 Coppa Italia Final against city rivals Roma.

Lulic made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008, earning over 50 caps since. He represented the nation at their first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Lulic was born in Mostar, but he spent most of his childhood in Jablanica. Due to Bosnian War, his family moved to Switzerland, where he started playing football at a local club, Chur 97, whose youth setup he joined in 1998. He made his professional debut in 2003.

In the summer of 2006, Lulić switched to Bellinzona. In May 2008, he signed a three-year contract with Grasshopper.

On 5 June 2010, he moved to Young Boys on a three-year deal. On 16 June 2011, Lulic was transferred to Italian team Lazio for an undisclosed fee. He made his competitive debut for the club on 18 August against Rabotnički in 1st leg of UEFA Europa League play-off. Three weeks later, he made his league debut in an away draw at Milan. On 23 October, Lulić scored his first goal for Lazio, in a comfortable victory over Bologna. Following his debut season, in June 2012, Lulić was voted third as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s player of the year, behind Edin Džeko and Miralem Pjanić.

Lulić won his first trophy with the club on 26 May 2013, by beating city rivals Roma in Coppa Italia final. He scored the only goal of the game in 71st minute.

On 28 November, Lulić played his 100th game for the side. On his 30th birthday, he extended his contract until June 2020. Lulić played his 200th game for Lazio against Bologna on 6 October.

He was accused of racially insulting Antonio Rüdiger after a loss against city rivals Roma in December 2016. After being found guilty of these allegations, he was suspended for 20 days and fined €10,000.

In July 2017, after departure of Lucas Biglia, Lulić was named team captain. He won his first trophy as captain on 13 August, by triumphing over Juventus in Supercoppa Italiana.

On 19 February 2018, Lulić played his 200th league game for Lazio.

In a game against Apollon Limassol on 29 November 2018, Lulić entered Lazio’s top 10 appearance makers ever, as he played his 294th game for the club.

A few weeks later, he scored a goal in his 300th game for the team.

On 7 December 2019, Lulic played his 343rd match for Lazio and overtook Aldo Puccinelli as club’s 5th all-time appearance maker.

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