Midhat Mujic has had many goals on the soccer field and off — and still does. Whether focused on putting the ball in the box while playing or aiming for excellence professionally, at home and in the community, Mujic says he is always looking forward.

“I was born in Bosnia,” Mujic said. “My family came to Minnesota due to the post-war conditions in Bosnia. My family chose Rochester because a family friend lived here and they said that Rochester has a lot of opportunities for kids and for work. I’ve been in Rochester since 2001.

“I currently work at Mayo Clinic. I am a respiratory therapist and I work in Anesthesia Clinical Research,” he said.

“For soccer, I played for many years and many teams. I spent some time in Sweden and Finland with teams, played in Missouri and with Minnesota United in 2016.” Now, Mujic said, “I am a co-owner of a semipro soccer team in town, Rochester FC (Football Club). We also have a youth team for boys.”

Off of the soccer field and outside of work, Mujic said, “I spend a lot of time with my boy, Emre, and wife, Anna. Family means everything to me.”

Please tell us a bit about your style?

I would describe my style as modern European.

Where did your style originate?

I was born in Europe and people there tend to wear clothes that are more stylish, slim fit and they always like to dress to impress.

Inspiration from family, friends, others?

A lot of my inspiration comes from my favorite soccer player, David Beckham.

David Beckham once said “Soccer is magic.” What is magic about his style in your view?

I like the way he carries himself. He’s seems to be always professional and well-dressed. He’s up-to-date on his styles — especially his hairstyles.

How has your style changed with your stages in life?

I went from wearing a lot of jeans and T-shirts to wearing a lot more dress pants and dress shirts.

What do you hope your style communicates?

I hope my style shows people that I care how I present myself to others and that I want to carry myself professionally.

What do you wear when at Mayo and elsewhere?

When working, I wear professional attire, so that would be dress pants, dress shirts and occasionally I would wear scrubs. Around the house, I normally wear sweatpants and T-shirts and in public I would wear pants or jeans with a T-shirt.

What is your favorite soccer wear?

My favorite soccer wear would have to be the Adidas training pants. They are really comfortable.

The most essential components in your wardrobe?

I think that shoes are very important and can decide an outfit. Also the type of pants are important.

What should every well-dressed man have in his wardrobe?

Some very nice shoes and a tailored suit and a complementing watch.

Do you have a favorite watch?

I don’t have a favorite watch. I have my Apple Watch and wear that all the time.

As we’re in Minnesota, what are your favorite shoe and boot styles?

I like the leather high-top boots — brown color but black is nice too. For shoes, I’ve gone into wearing a lot of black shoes now, but I used to wear a lot of different brands that stood out.

Something in your wardrobe people find surprising?

Tailored scrubs. Ha, ha!

An item your family, friends or colleagues joke about?

My tailored scrubs again!

Preferred color to wear? And at the other end of the spectrum?

Favorite to wear would be black. I don’t like the lime-green color.

What do you hope to teach Emre about style?

Just to be comfortable in what he wears and have confidence in himself. People have told me that when they dress nice they feel more confident in life and that’s something I believe in now too.

Advice for readers?

Dress in what makes you comfortable, look to impress when you have the opportunity. The clothing you wear represents who you are and it can tell people a lot about you.

Anne Murphy is a Rochester freelance writer who has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years. Do you know somebody who’s got special style? Send nominations to life@postbulletin.com or call Life section editor Jeff Pieters at 507-285-7748.

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