Edin Džeko

Football, Award Winner

1986 –


Who is Edin Džeko?

Edin Džeko is a Bosnian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. He was named Bosnian Footballer of the Year for three years in a row. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, he is known as Bosanski dijamant. Prior to joining Man City, he made a name for himself while playing for German club Wolfsburg, with whom he won the Bundesliga in the 2008–09 season. He was second highest goal scorer with 26 goals. In the 2009–10 season, Džeko was the top scorer with 22 goals. He also registered ten assists in both seasons. He has also played for Željezničar, FK Teplice and FK Ústí nad Labem.

Džeko has played 58 times for his country and scored 33 goals since 2007, becoming highest Bosnian goalscorer of all time on 7 September 2012 in a game against Liechtenstein where he scored a hat-trick, surpassing Zvjezdan Misimović and Elvir Bolić for the honors.

Džeko scored nine goals during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, finishing as top scorer of Group 5, as well as, scoring ten goals during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers also finishing as top scorer of Group G and helping his national team qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the first time.

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Mar 17, 1986
Also known as
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Lived in
  • Sarajevo

on July 23, 2013


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