- Full Name
- Eldin Jakupovic
- Date of Birth
- 2 October 1984
- 6'3" (191cm)
- 13st 5lbs (85kg)
- Professional Debut
- 30 October 2013
Eldin Jakupović joined from from Hull City for an undisclosed fee in July 2017 and put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal with the Foxes before linking up with his new team-mates for the first time out in Hong Kong, where they were contesting the Premier League Asia Trophy.
Jakupović became Leicester City’s third signing of the summer transfer window, after the additions of his former Hull City team-mate Harry Maguire and midfielder Vicente Iborra from Sevilla.
The experienced shot-stopper has played for eight professional football clubs across four different countries during his career and was one of Hull’s top performers last season.
Born in Bosnia, Jakupović’s football career began in Switzerland with Grasshopper Club Zurich in 2004, before his impressive displays saw him move to Swiss side FC Thun and then Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia.
He was loaned back to Grasshoppers during his spell in Russia and again impressed with his contributions to the team – not least a 94th minute equaliser against BSC Young Boys in one of his first appearances.
Following further spells in the Greek Super League with Olympiakos Volou and Aris, Jakupović signed for Hull City at the start of the 2012/13 campaign. His education in English football continued with a loan spell at Leyton Orient in 2014, but after being recalled by Hull City, Jakupović quickly went on to establish himself as a key figure in the team.
The 6ft 3ins goalkeeper made a total of 55 appearances for Hull City, including 22 in the 2016/17 Premier League campaign. His five clean sheets included a number of outstanding individual performances against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Swansea and Watford, while a last gasp penalty save from Dušan Tadic away to Southampton crowned another Man-Of-The-Match display towards the end of the 2016/17 season.
During his maiden campaign as a Fox, Eldin made four first team appearances and delivered two shutouts against Fleetwood Town in the Emirates FA Cup.