Miralem Pjanic is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Juventus and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. During his time in Roma he was nicknamed as “il Piccolo Principe” (The Little Prince), while in Turin he is called “Il Pianista” (The Pianist), in reference to his creative role on the pitch.
Pjanić started his professional career at Metz and signed for Olympique Lyonnaise in 2008 before joining AS Roma in 2011. During his time in Rome, Pjanić came to be recognized as one of the best midfielders in Serie A. In 2016, Pjanić joined Juventus, and has since been considered an integral player for the team, winning three Serie A’s, two Coppa Italia’s, and being named in the Serie A Team of the Year in every season. He was also named in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season, for his role in Juventus’s run to the Final.
Pjanić made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008, earning 90 caps and scoring 15 goals since. He represented the nation at their first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In 2015, he was ranked in The Guardian’s list of “The 100 best footballers in the world”