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Asmir Begovic | Goalkeeper

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 183

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Asmir Begovic finally had a breakout run of results as Stoke City claimed consecutive clean sheet victories over Everton and West Brom to close out 2014.
Coming out of Week 17, Begovic had totaled exactly 13 points for the season in the Yahoo scoring format. That's a pretty solid week for a Premier League goalkeeper but a disaster total over the course of seventeen matches. He finally got on track in Weeks 18 and 19 with identical 4 save, clean sheet wins for the Potters. His total rose from 13 for the season to 49 over the course of those three days. Hard to imagine too many people were on board to reap the rewards given the poor results to date but he has at least made himself relevant again heading into 2015. Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:05:00 AM

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Asmir Begovic has long been considered one of the best goalkeepers outside of the top four but his recent form belies that reputation.

-6, -1, and -4 over the last three matches and a grand total of three points (3!) for the entire season. Stoke City haven't been terrible but Begovic has been from a fantasy point of view. He has let in nearly as many (18) as he has saved (20) and he has only kept two clean sheets. Neutrals loving entertaining football may not miss Tony Pulis and his grind it out style, but Begovic and anyone who owns him in single ownership fantasy formats certainly do.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:00:00 PM

An illness has spread quickly throughout the Stoke City camp and has forced Asmir Begovic, Phil Bardsley and Geoff Cameron out of the Week 13 match at Anfield.

The Stoke City trio will miss out on the trip to Anfield unexpectedly due to an illness that has decimated the Stoke City locker room. The hope is that by sending the three home that it will not spread further during a week when the club will have three Premier League matches in the span of a week.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 09:32:00 PM

Bosnia XI to face Argentina: Begovic, Bicakcic, Spahic, Kolasinac, Besic, Pjanic, Misimovic, Dzeko, Mujdza, Lulic, Hajrovic.

The two big names here are goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and striker Edin Dzeko. Dzeko is expected to lead Bosnia through this World Cup in the country's first time at the tournament.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Asmir Begovic let three goals in but still made some fine saves, including from a spot kick, but Stoke City were never really in the fight as they fall to Chelsea 3-0.

There is little to comment positively about Stoke's performance today. They are pretty locked in as a mid table side with no threat of relegation or hope of European play, so when you have little to play for and you head to Stamford Bridge, you are usually going to pay the price. Begovic did all he could between the sticks, but the defense in front of him generally could not keep up with the pace of the Chelsea attack. They will attempt to right the ship next week when they host Newcastle, who looked equally poor today and are also without much to motivate them as the season nears its end.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic returned for Stoke City in their FA Cup tie against Chelsea.

Begovic was unable to to keep out Oscar's free kick, but Stoke will be happy to have their number back between the sticks against Sunderland this week.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Stoke's star keeper, Asmir Begovic, broke his finger in training and will be out for six weeks.

Thomas Sorensen returned to the Stoke City net, and gave up five goals against Newcastle. It wasn't all his fault as Stoke went down to nine men in the match. He'll hope for better against a stuttering Spurs team, but he will be missing Robert Huth (injured) and Marc Wilson (suspended) from his defence.
Source: SkySports
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Asmir Begovic and Allan McGregor help Stoke and Hull escape with clean sheets in a forgettable draw at KC Stadium.

Other than a couple chances from Peter Crouch, Elmohamady and a Shawcross header off the crossbar in the latter stages of the second half, there wasn't a whole lot going on in this game other than turnovers. Hull's leading scorer Robert Brady came on with 24 minutes remaining, but it wasn't enough to change the game. Begovic has now earned a clean sheet in three of his last five matches, while McGregor records his first shutout since week 7. Both teams stay just below mid table heading into winnable matchups next weekend against Aston Villa and West Brom.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 03:01:00 PM

In his press conference, manager Mark Hughes, admitted that Asmir Begovic is a doubt for the weekend. He has a thigh issue including some internal bleeding.

This will be a worry for the Potters as Begovic has been one of the best keepers in the league for a few years now. Thomas Sorenson would come in if Begovic can't make the match at Hull City, but fantasy managers would be wise to stay away. Stoke have been dire on the road this season, though they've had to play at many top clubs to this point.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:37:00 PM

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he was close to joining Manchester City earlier this year, according to reports in his native Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The goalscoring keeper was linked to a move back in January as ex-Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini looked to give Joe Hart some genuine competition, but Begovic claims he decided to stay at Stoke rather than risk sitting on the bench ahead of a World Cup year. With Hart now dropped by Manuel Pellegrini these rumours are likely to pick up again ahead of winter transfer window, although Begovic insist he is happy at the Britannia.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 06:08:00 AM

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scored in the first minute to help Stoke City earn a point against Southampton.

Begovic cleared the ball long and caught Saints keeper Artur Boruc off his line after the Saints defenders let the ball bounce. Begovic played a relative good overall game as he only conceded one goal despite some pressure from Southampton in the second half. Begovic and Stoke City defenders remain a good play at home when the matchup is right.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 01:05:00 PM

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic helped Stoke City to a 0-0 draw against West Brom with some key saves in what was an unsurprising outcome.

Stoke have been good at home defensively and were able to keep a clean sheet against a struggling West Brom side. West Brom fans will be unhappy as they should have been given a penalty on a clear foul. At the end of the day, both sides created some good chances but neither side was able to capitalize and the teams came out with a point each.
Source: SkySports
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 12:41:00 PM

After being linked with a move away for two seasons now, Asmir Begovic has pledged his long-term future to the club.

Liverpool opted for Sunderland's Simon Mignolet, and a rumored move to Arsenal never materialized. Begovic will have a key part to play under Mark Hughes as Stoke need to rediscover their defensive resiliency.
Source: The Sentinel
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 10:46:00 PM

With Pepe Reina being more and more heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, it's being reported that Liverpool have already lined-up Asmir Begovic as his replacement.

Begovic has been a top keeper in the League for several years now - first at Portsmouth, and then with Stoke City. It was only a matter of time before a big club - and he's been linked with Arsenal as well - came calling.
Source: Daily Mirror
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:31:00 PM