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Emir Spahic fined €75,000 for head-butting Bayer Leverkusen security

Emir Spahic was sacked by Bayer Leverkusen following the incident in April.

Hamburg defender Emir Spahic has been ordered to pay €75,000 following his fight with Bayer Leverkusen security personnel in April.

Spahic, 35, was filmed fighting and aiming a headbutt at Leverkusen's security personnel after the club's penalty shootout defeat to Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal in April.

The incident reportedly happened after security refused to allow his friends entry to the locker room area.

Cologne public prosecutors opened an investigation against the former Bosnia-Herzegovina...

Emir Spahic grateful to Hamburg after three-month head-butt ban

Emir Spahic joined Leverkusen from Sevilla in 2013.

Emir Spahic has thanked Hamburg for giving him a second chance after the defender was sacked by Bayer Leverkusen for his involvement in a pitchside brawl.

Spahic, 34, had his contract at Leverkusen terminated in April after a fight with the club's security staff at their DFB Pokal match against Bayern Munich.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international was also handed a three-month ban by the German Football Association before Hamburg offered him a one-year deal earlier this month.

Spahic said fellow Bosnian...

Hamburg sign Emir Spahic, ex-Bayer Leverkusen, to one-year deal

Emir Spahic was dismissed from Bayer Leverkusen for fighting with security personnel.

HAMBURG, Germany -- Bundesliga side Hamburger SV announced Sunday they were signing Emir Spahic on a one-year deal, giving the Bosnia-Herzegovina defender another chance after Bayer Leverkusen terminated his contract for fighting with security personnel.

"We discussed the incident in Leverkusen and his confrontation of the issue internally. Then we decided on the signing," Hamburg chief executive Dietmar Beiersdorfer said.

Hamburg said the veteran defender was joining on a free transfer subject...

Emir Spahic backed by Sead Kolasinac after Bayer Leverkusen sacking

Some Bayer Leverkusen supporters had expressed support for Emir Spahic during Saturday's game against Mainz with a banner reading: 'Emir, one of us.'

Bosnia and Herzegovina full-back Sead Kolasinac has defended international teammate Emir Spahic after his Bayer Leverkusen contract was terminated following an attack on a club steward.

Late last week, video footage surfaced of Spahic, 34, attacking the steward after he refused to allow the defender's entourage access to the dressing-room area of the Bay-Arena after the DFB-Pokal defeat to Bayern Munich.

Leverkusen announced that they were conducting a review of the incident on Friday and then...

Emir Spahic's Leverkusen contract terminated after head-butting security

Emir Spahic signed for Bayer Leverkusen from Sevilla in 2013.

LEVERKUSEN, Germany -- Bayer Leverkusen have released Emir Spahic from his contract with immediate effect following his fight with security personnel after the DFB Pokal defeat to Bayern Munich.

Leverkusen managing director Michael Schade said "the latest revelations from the case last Wednesday leave us no other choice."

Spahic was filmed fighting and aiming a headbutt at the club's security personnel, reportedly after they refused to allow his friends entry inside the dressing room area. Bayern...

Emir Spahic set for Bosnia-Herzegovina return once again

Emir Spahic captained Bosnia-Herzegovina at this summer's World Cup.

Former Bosnia-Herzegovina captain Emir Spahic is set for his international comeback after being called up by coach Safet Susic for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier in Israel.

Spahic, 34, announced his retirement from international football in August following a disappointing World Cup in Brazil this summer.

However, the Bayer Leverkusen player was called up by Susic in September amid the controversy surrounding Franck Ribery's decision to bring an end to his career with France.

At the time, UEFA...