In 1991 Salihamidzic was youth player Velez Mostar . He was one of the greatest talents, but because of the war, he did not play with the seniors. At that time, Bosnia and Herzegovina was still part of Yugoslavia . Salihamidzic wanted to get away from the war and went to work in a pub so he could save up for a flight money. In 1992 he flew to Hamburg . With the help of his cousin Ahmet Halilhodžić he joined the youth team of Hamburger SV . Salihamidzic would also be professional in Hamburg. He played 72 matches and scored nineteen times.
In 1998 he moved to Bayern Munich . Then came his breakthrough. In 207 games for Munich he scored 26 times. Salihamidzic left in June 2007 to Turin , where he was contracted for four years by Juventus. When the old lady he knew the laws of injuries which he could not count on. Extending its commitment In mid-2011, the now 34-year-old winger therefore free transfer move to Wolfsburg , where Salihamidzic signed for one season. 
Salihamidzic also played for the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina . He played 43 games in which he scored six times. Salihamidzic has never played in an international tournament. In 2006 he decided to quit as international. Led by coach Fuad Muzurović he made his debut on 8 October 1996 in the World Cup qualifier against Croatia (1-4) in Bologna , asBakir Beširević (NK Osijek), Nudžein GECA (NK Bosna) Amir Teljigović (Trelleborg) , Sead Halilović (Hapoel Be'er Sheva) and Sanjin Pintul (FK Zeljeznicar). Salihamidzic took in that game in the 22nd minute equalizer on his behalf.
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