FC Cincinnati have re-signed midfielder Haris Medunjanin to a contract through the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023, the club announced today. Medunjanin, a five-year MLS veteran and 20-year professional, has spent the past two seasons with FC Cincinnati.
Medunjanin first signed with Cincinnati after he was chosen with the first selection of the 2019 End-of-Year Waivers Draft from the Philadelphia Union. Since 2020, the midfielder has appeared in 50 games, tied for the fourth-most appearances in FCC history, scoring four goals and adding three assists.
“We’re excited to welcome Haris back to FC Cincinnati,” said Chris Albright, FC Cincinnati General Manager. “He’s one of the most talented and professional players that I’ve ever been around and his leadership on and off the field are an important piece to our team.”
Last season, Medunjanin’s three goals set a career-high for his MLS career. He appeared in 29 games and started 18. He has one game-winning goal with the Orange and Blue, coming in FCC’s 1-0 win at the New York Red Bulls.
Medunjanin started 98 matches for the Philadelphia Union from 2016-19, where, in his final campaign in Philadelphia in 2019, he led all MLS players in total passes (2,571), total completed passes (2,182), passes in the opponent’s half (1521) and completed passes in the opponent’s half (1,217). The midfielder was the lone outfield player in MLS to play every minute of every regular season match in 2019.
In his professional career, Medunjanin has made more than 450 combined career appearances in the top divisions of the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and Israel, as well as the UEFA Champions League. He’s scored more than 50 goals and added more than 50 assists dating back to 2005. Prior to joining MLS, the midfielder played for AZ Alkmaar (2004-06, 2007-08), Sparta Rotterdam (2006-07), Real Valladolid (2008-10), Maccabi Tel Aviv (2010-12, 2015-17), Gaziantepspor (2012-14) and Deportivo de La Coruña (2014-15).
Internationally, Medunjanin represented Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2009 through 2018. The midfielder earned 60 caps, while scoring nine goals and adding two assists across all competitions. Medunjanin was chosen to be on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he made two appearances in group stage matches against Argentina and Nigeria.
TRANSACTION: FC Cincinnati re-sign midfielder Haris Medunjanin to a contract through the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023, on January 19, 2022.
Birthdate: March 8, 1985 (36)
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationality: Bosnian and Herzegovinian
How Acquired: Originally signed on Dec. 5, 2019 after being selected in the 2019 End-of-Year Waivers Draft, re-signed to a contract through the 2022 season, with a club option for 2023, on Jan. 19, 2022.
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