Edin Džeko

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

 Attackers who shine after joining Manchester City, Bosnian Edin Dzeko is a player who plays as a striker for the national team of Bosnia. He named the Bosnian Players of the Year for 2009 and 2010. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, he was known as Diamond Bosanski (Bosnian Diamond).

Personal Information
Full name : Edin Dzeko
Date of birth : 17 March 1986 (age 25)
Place of birth : Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height : 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Manchester City
Number : 10

Early Career
Dzeko began his career at Zeljeznicar, playing as a midfielder the between 2003 and 2005, but with little success. He was widely regarded as too tall, and with poor technical Abilities he is naturally a right footed player. Dzeko's coach at the time though, Jiří Plíšek, saw his potential and Plišek returned home to the Republic Koruna, he advised FK Teplice to buy him. Zeljeznicar accepted a bid of just € 25,000 for Dzeko, prompting one of the Bosnian club's directors to say, "hought We won the lottery". With 13 goals in 30 games, he was the top scorer of the Gambrinus league in the 2006-07 season. Due to his performances, then manager Felix Magath of Wolfsburg signed him for € 4 million.

Club career

After transferring to Wolfsburg, Dzeko was an immediate hit, scoring five goals and recording three assists in 11 games. During his first season in Germany, Wolfsburg finished in fifth place, qualifying for a UEFA Cup spot for the 2008-09 season. Dzeko finished the 2007-08 season with eight goals and seven assists in 17 games started.

After Wolfsburg acquired fellow Bosnian international Zvjezdan Misimovic, Dzeko's performance was explosive in the second season. Despite a slow first half of the season, Wolfsburg found form and won Their Their first Bundesliga title. In the DFB-Pokal, he scored six goals in two matches, and in the UEFA Cup, four goals and two assists in eight matches. On 28 August 2010, Dzeko Became the leagues top scorer in the club's history with 59 goals in 96 Appearances, surpassing who Diego Klimowicz scored 57 goals in 149 games.

Manchester City
After heavy Speculation, Roberto Mancini, manager of Manchester City, confirmed on 3 January 2011 That a fee of £ 27 million (€ 32 million) Had been Agreed with Wolfsburg for Dzeko, the which was City's second highest transfer figure, after Robinho's £ 32.5 million (€ 42.5 million) move from Real Madrid in 2008. The transfer fee was the sixth highest in the Premier League.

2010-11 Season
Dzeko marked his FA Cup debut on 30 January 2011 with the equalizing goal in Manchester City's fourth round match against Notts County, the which ended in a 1-1 draw. In the replay on 20 February, Dzeko scored again, Helping Manchester City progress to the next round in a 5-0 romp. On 25 April 2011, Dzeko scored his first Premier League goal with a right footed finish against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. This was the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win for Manchester City.

2011-12 Season
Dzeko started his second season with City by scoring the team's second goal in a 2-3 defeat against Rivals Manchester United in the FA Community Shield. Dzeko started and scored in City's first game of 2011-12 Premier League season, a 4-0 win over Premier League newboys Swansea City. In his third Classic Premier League games of this season, Dzeko scored four goals, Completing a "Golden hat-trick" and the last goal was a left-footed strike from outside the box, against Tottenham Hotspur. In this game, Dzeko broke another record by Becoming the first Manchester City player to score four goals in one Premier League match. His tally of six goals in three league games won him the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.

International career
Dzeko's first appearance for his home country came with the Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-19 football team. Bosnia's first challenges in this competition were the resource persons Armenia and Norway. Dzeko scored one goal in the tournament.

The goal leveled the score at 2-2 and went on to win Bosnia 3-2. He scored nine goals in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying and finished as the second best scorer in the UEFA qualification, tied with England's Wayne Rooney, Both behind Greek striker Theofanis Gekas' 10 goals. On 28 March 2009, Bosnian sports commentator, Marjan Mijajlović, named the Bosnian Dzeko Diamond During a game versus Belgium in Genk in the which he scored a remarkable goal.

UNICEF Ambassador
In November 2009, Bosnia's Dzeko Became first UNICEF ambassador.

Personal life
Dzeko was born in Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia, into a Bosniak family. His family consists of father Midhat, mother and sister Merima Belma. Dzeko is multilingual, speaking fluently four languages: Bosnian, Koruna, German and language. Dzeko Stated That AC Milan has always been his favorite club and Andriy Shevchenko is his favorite player. Dzeko is a first cousin of fellow national team player Emir Spahić.

     Bundesliga: 2008-09

Manchester City
     FA Cup: 2010-11

     Bosnian Footballer of the Year (2): 2009, 2010
     Castrol Performance Index (1): EDGE Performance of the Month (August 2011)

     Bundesliga players' German Footballer of the Year for season 2008-09
     Bundesliga top-scorer with 22 Goals 2009-10

Manchester City
     Etihad Player of the Month Award (2): January 2011; August 2011
     Premier League Player of the Month (1): August 2011

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