AFC Bournemouth keeper returns to Portsmouth for draw with Bristol Rovers

Asmir Begovic returned to Fratton Park last night.

Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 11:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 1:04 pm
Asmir Begovic was back at Fratton Park. Picture: Robin Jones

The AFC Bournemouth keeper made the short journey across the M27 to watch Pompey’s 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers.

Begovic embraced with former boss Andy Awford and Kevin Bond – ex-assistant manager to Harry Redknapp and currently part of Kenny Jackett’s scout network.

The stopper moved to Fratton Park as a 15-year-old from Canadian outfit Southwest Sting Edmonton in 2003.

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Andy Awford and Asmir Begovic embrace. Picture: Robin Jones

He had loan spells at the likes of Belgian side La Louvière, Macclesfield and Yeovil before being handed his Blues debut in a 3-1 Premier League victory over Sunderland in May 2009.

Begovic donned the star & crescent 17 times before he was sold to Stoke City in February 2010 for a fee of £3.25m.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international joined Chelsea five years later and was part of their 2016-17 Premier League-winning squad.

Begovic returned to the south coast when he arrived at Bournemouth the following summer. 

Asmir Begovic with Kevin Bond. Picture: Robin Jones