Place of birth
Date of birth
(1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 24)
Hammarby Fotboll (#7 / Midfielder)
Stefan Batan, Kennedy Bakircioglu, Johannes Hopf, Linus Hallenius, Erik Israelsson
Nahir Besara (born 25 February 1991) is a Swedish footballer of Assyrian descent. He plays for Örebro SK in Allsvenskan.
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He started his career at the local team Assyriska FF, where he made his senior debut in 2008, aged 17. He went on to play another four seasons with the side in Superettan, the Swedish second tier, as a regular. During this period, he also won several caps for the Swedish national U17's and 19's.
Before the start of the 2013 season, he was transferred to fellow Superettan-club Hammarby IF. Besara signed a three year-deal with the club, but enjoyed a rough first season at his new side, when then manager Gregg Berhalter opted to play him out of position as a striker.
During the later stage of the 2014 season, Besara flourished under the new manager Nanne Bergstrand. He scored a hattrick on match day 28, in a 4-2 win against Östersunds FK on home turf, which consolidated Hammarby's top position in the league. A few weeks later, the club won their promotion to Allsvenskan.
During the 2015 season, Besara featured as a key player in his first ever Allsvenskan season. On match day 3, in a derby against Djurgårdens IF, he scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory. The goal was scored with his back heel, with football pundit Jens Fjellström comparing his move with those of the Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimović.
In July 2015, he transferred to the newly promoted Turkish second tier club Göztepe. During the following campaign he played 15 competitive games, scoring once, before terminating his contract by mutual consent in the summer of 2016.
Besara then opted to return to his native country, signing a two and a half-year deal with Örebro SK on 11 August 2016. The following month he returned to Tele2 Arena with Örebro to face Hammarby, his former side. Besara scored the equalising goal in stoppage time, settling the score at 1-1. However, he chose not to celebrate the goal out of compassion for the supporters' of his old club.