Sequence of events in 2018
- On 4th January, Robert Prosinečki was hired as the new head coach of the BH “A” national team, which played 12 matches in 2018, in which it achieved 5 victories, 5 tie results and 2 defeats.
In the UEFA Nations League, the BH team won first place in group 3 of the B league, and placed in the elite ranking of this competition.
- The BH U-21 team finished the qualifications for the European Championship 2019 in third place in group 8 behind Romania and Portugal, and ahead of Wales, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
- The BH women’s “A” national team finished the qualifications for the 2019 FIFA World Cup in the fourth place in group 1 behind England, Wales and Russia, and ahead of Kazakhstan.
- The elite qualifying round for the European Championship 2017/18, the BH U-19 team finished on the 4th place in group 5 behind Turkey, Denmark and Austria.
The first round of qualifications for the European Championship 2018/19, our juniors finished third in group 10 behind the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, and ahead of the Faroe Islands.
- The BH U-17 team, in the tournament of the Elite qualifying round for the European Championship 2017/18, took the first place in Group 6 ahead of Denmark, France and Austria, and for the third consecutive time, entered the big competition.
At the European Championship, the BH cadets beat Denmark 3:2 in group C, while they were defeated by Belgium (0:4) and the Republic of Ireland (0:2).
In the qualifications for the European Championship 2018/19, the BH cadets won third place in group 2 behind Ukraine and Iceland, and in front of Gibraltar, and once again made their placement into the elite round.
- The BH U-15 team played 4 friendly matches in which they made 2 victories and 2 defeats. The BH pioneers also took part in the “Josip Katalinski-Škija” tournament where they won the third place. The tournament was won by Macedonia, which beat the Belgrade selected team in the final.
- The BH women’s U-19 team took the 3rd place in the qualifying tournament of group 4 for European Championship 2018/19 in Bijeljina, behind Norway and the Czech Republic, and ahead of Georgia.
- The BH women's U-17 team took the last place in group 6, behind Poland, Austria and Turkey, at the tournament held in Bijeljina, within the elite qualifying round for the European Championship 2017/18.
In the qualifications for the European Championship 2018/19, at the tournament in group 10 in Macedonia, our female cadets won the third place. The first in the group was France, the second is Hungary and the fourth Macedonia.
- The BH futsal national team participated at the Futsal Week tournament in Poreč (Croatia), where it beat Greece with 4:1, played tie with Slovenia (4:4) and Kuwait (3:3), and was defeated by Hungary with 5:3.
- The BH U-19 futsal team played its first matches. The opponent in both matches was Slovenia, which settled the first match in its favour (6:2), while the second match ended with a result of 1:1. The matches were played in Vitez.
- The Olympic-Mediterranean team of Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the Mediterranean games in Tarragona (Spain), where it was defeated by the home team (2:1), Algeria (2:0) and Turkey (4:2).
- The champion of the BH Premier League in the season 2017/18 is HŠK Zrinjski, while in the competition the women’s seniors, the title was won by SFK 2000 Sarajevo. The BH champion in futsal is FC Mostar SG Staklorad.
- The winner of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup in men’s competition is FK Željezničar, while SFK 2000 Sarajevo is in women’s one. The BH Futsal Cup was won by FC Centar from Sarajevo.
- In youth categories, the BH champions are juniors, cadets and pioneers of FK Sarajevo. The juniors of NK Široki Brijeg won the title of the BH Cup winner.
- The FF BH Regions Cup won the selected team of PFS East Sarajevo, defeating the PFS Gradiška in finals with 3:0.
- The BH representative in the UEFA Champions League, the Zrinjski team, was eliminated in the second qualifying round by Slovakian Spartak Trnava, while in the UEFA Europa League, that Mostar’s team eliminated Maltese Valletta, and in the third round they finished the competition with matches against Ludogorets. Široki Brijeg finished its competition in the Europa League in the first qualifying round, when it was defeated by Domžale, while Željezničar eliminated Narva Trans in the first qualifying round, and in the second one was stopped by Apollon. Sarajevo was better than Banants in the first qualifying round and in the second one was eliminated by Atalanta.
- In the UEFA Women’s Champions League, in qualifications, in group 8, the team of SFK 2000 Sarajevo finished first with 9 points ahead of Vllaznia with 6, Parnu with 3 and Anenii Noia with 0 points. In 16/1 finals, Chelsea was better than the BH champions.
- FC Mostar SG Staklorad won the first place in the UEFA Futsal Cup in the qualifying group A ahead of Gentofte (6), Maccabi (3) and Wattcell (0), so it qualified to the main round, where it was defeated in group 5 by APOEL and Pescara, while it was better than Uddevalle.
- Manifestation of the selection of the best players and goalkeepers of the BH Telecom Premier League, the Premier Women’s League and the Premier Futsal League of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the 2016/17 season, was held at the Terme Hotel in Ilidža on 23rd May.
Goran Zakarić (Željezničar) was selected as the best player of the Premier League, while the best goalkeeper was Kenan Pirić (Zrinjski). The best goal-scorer of the League was Miloš Filipović (Zrinjski) who scored 16 goals.
Blaž Slišković (HŠK Zrinjski) was named as the best coach. The award for contribution to the promotion of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina was given to Wagner Santos Lago, a long-time player of Široki Brijeg.
In the competition of the women’s seniors, the best player was Valentina Šakotić from Radnik Bumerang, while Almina Hodžić from SFK 2000 Sarajevo was the best goalkeeper. The best futsal player was Marijo Aladžić (Mostar SG Staklorad), and the goalkeeper Stanislav Galić (Mostar SG Staklorad).
The best player of the BH Premier Youth U-19 League was Ševkija Resić (Sarajevo), and the best goalkeeper Jasmin Kršić (Željezničar).
- The 6th Women's Football Festival was held in the Centre for education, sport and recreation “Safet Zajko” in Sarajevo on 14th July. About 300 girls from 18 clubs participated in the event.
- The UEFA Grassroots Day was marked by the event held at the FF BH Training Centre in Zenica on 23rd September.
- The new office building of the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was officially opened in Sarajevo on 22nd November. The UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and the FF BH President Elvedin Begić discovered the pedestal and officially opened the “House of Football”.