List of Famous people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Edin Džeko is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a striker and captains both Serie A club Roma and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Marin Čilić is a Croatian professional tennis player. Over the course of his career, Čilić has won 18 ATP Tour singles titles, including a Grand Slam title at the 2014 US Open. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 3, achieved on 28 January 2018. Čilić first came to international prominence by defeating world No. 2 Andy Murray in the fourth round of the 2009 US Open, and then reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open a few months later. He was also runner-up at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships and the 2018 Australian Open, losing to Roger Federer both times. Čilić has reached at least quarterfinal in all four major tournaments, and has made it to at least that stage at 13 different Grand Slams. He is known for his fast serves and powerful ground-strokes.
Josip Iličić is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Atalanta and the Slovenia national team.
Miralem Pjanić is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Barcelona and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Hasan Salihamidžić, nicknamed Brazzo, is a Bosnian former professional footballer and current sporting director of Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. After starting his club career with German side Hamburger SV, he made a name for himself while playing for Bayern Munich for nine seasons with whom he won the Bundesliga title six times, DFB-Pokal title four times, the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League, and the 2001 Intercontinental Cup. His only match in the UEFA Super Cup ended in defeat. He also played for Italian club Juventus for four seasons.
Ratko Mladić is a Bosnian Serb colonel-general and convicted war criminal who led the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) during the Yugoslav Wars. In 2017 he was found guilty of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
Vladimir Petković is a Bosnian-Swiss football manager and former professional player who played as a midfielder. He is currently the head coach of the Switzerland national team, having previously managed a string of Swiss clubs as well as Italian side Lazio.
Zlatko Dalić is a Croatian professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He is the current manager of the Croatia national team.
Andrea Petkovic is a German tennis player. Born in Tuzla, SFR Yugoslavia, to Serbian father Zoran and Bosniak mother Amira, she moved to Germany at six months old and turned professional in 2006 at the age of 18. A former top-10 player, Petkovic reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 9 on 10 October 2011, becoming the first German female player ranked inside the top 10 since Steffi Graf in 1999. That year, she reached the quarterfinals at three Grand Slam tournaments as well as a Premier Mandatory final at the China Open, and qualified as an alternate to the WTA Tour Championships.
Neven Subotić is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Austrian Football Bundesliga club SC Rheindorf Altach.
Dejan Lovren is a Croatian professional footballer who captains Russian Premier League club Zenit Saint Petersburg and plays for the Croatia national team as a centre back.
Vedran Ćorluka is a Croatian footballer who plays for and captains Lokomotiv Moscow. He plays as a centre-back.
Marko Marin is a German professional footballer who plays for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli as an attacking midfielder and left winger. He is known for his acceleration, dribbling, agility, creativity, versatility, technical skill and playmaking ability.
Vahid Halilhodžić is a Bosnian professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of the Morocco national team.
Jusuf Nurkić is a Bosnian professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall and weighing 290 lb (132 kg) the center was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He also represents the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team internationally.
Bojan Bogdanović is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Croatian national team internationally. Standing at 2.03 m, he plays the small forward position. He has also played with the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, and Indiana Pacers.
Ivica Zubac is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round in the 2016 NBA draft. He played for the Lakers until the 2019 trade deadline when he was traded to the Clippers.
Asmir Begović is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club AFC Bournemouth and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Tijana Bošković is a Serbian volleyball player for the Serbia women's national volleyball team. She was the leading scorer for the Serbia women's national volleyball team in her debut in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, and 2017 Women's European Volleyball Championship. Her current club is Eczacıbaşı VitrA She has been playing for Eczacıbaşı VitrA since the 2015-2016 season. She has won the Serbian Championship title and two Serbian Super Cups before she joined the Tigers.
Željko Buvač is a Bosnian football manager and former professional player who works as a sporting director for Russian Premier League club FC Dynamo Moscow. He is the former assistant manager of Premier League club Liverpool, a role he took in 2015 but left in April 2018.