A native of Bosnia, Emir entered professional soccer at the age of 17 while playing in the First Bosnian League for Drina Zvornik. Due to the war he was forced to leave Bosnia and move to Berlin in Germany, where he played for Hertha BSC ll, MSV Normania and BSC Marzahn. Upon his return to Bosnia after the war, Emir played one season of professional Futsal with Bosna Kompred in the Bosnian Futsal League. After his move to the US, Emir started his coaching career with FutsalRVA and Richmond Strikers in 2017. He holds a USSF D license and is currently working on obtaining C license. Emir joined Richmond United in 2018 as a volunteer assistant coach and will be an assistant coach again in 2019/20.