Dušan Tadić (footballer)
Tadić with FC Twente in 2012
|Full name||Dušan Tadić|
|Date of birth||20 November 1988|
|Place of birth||Bačka Topola, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|AIK Bačka Topola|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Dušan Tadić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Тадић; born 20 November 1988) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for English club Southampton and the Serbian national team. He is primarily a left-sided midfielder.
Dušan Tadić grew up honing his skills within the youth ranks of his hometown's club known as AIK Bačka Topola. Eventually he signed a professional contract with FK Vojvodina and played his first competitive matches in the Meridian SuperLiga at the age of 18. While playing for Vojvodina, he gained invaluable experiences playing against great top-flight teams (even against Atlético Madrid) and playing almost four full seasons without any major injuries or incidents. His potential in big European games was displayed in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase when he scored a goal against Austria Wien when he was only 20 years old.
In 2010, Vojvodina sold Dušan Tadić to FC Groningen for the equivalent of €1.23 million. He had the third highest number of assists in Europe for the 2010–11 season. He played for Groningen from 2010 to 2012, before being transferred to FC Twente.
On 10 April 2012, it was announced that Tadić had signed for FC Twente in a €7.7 million move from FC Groningen. In his debut game on 12 August 2012, he scored two goals against his former club.
Tadić became the first signing under new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on 8 July 2014, signing on a four-year deal. He joined for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £10.9 million. He made his competitive debut on 17 August in their first game of the Premier League season, playing 74 minutes of an eventual 2–1 defeat away to Liverpool before being substituted for fellow debutant Shane Long. Tadić assisted Southampton's goal through a one-two with goalscorer Nathaniel Clyne.
Tadić was first named in the Serbia national squad in 2008, aged 19. It was not until 2011 that he became a regular fixture in both the squad and the team, and was an integral part of the national side during Serbia's unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Tadić scored his first senior goal for his country in the 2014 World Cup Qualifying game at home to Wales on 12 September 2012 in a 6–1 victory, coming on the occasion of his eighth full cap.
- As of end of 2013–14 season
|England||League||FA Cup||Europe||Capital One Cup||Total|
|Serbia national team|
- Score and Result lists Serbia's goals first
|1.||11 September 2012||Karađorđe Stadium, Novi Sad, Serbia||Wales||
||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||6 February 2013||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||
|3.||6 February 2013||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||
|4.||11 October 2013||Karađorđe Stadium, Novi Sad, Serbia||Japan||
|5.||15 October 2013||Stadion Jagodina, Jagodina, Serbia||Macedonia||
||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||26 May 2014||Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, USA||Jamaica||
- "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Premier League. p. 16. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- Dusan Tadic - Soccerway
- Austria Wien v Vojvodina - 2009–10 Europa League qualifying - Wikipedia
- Goal.com - Official: Tadic to leave Groningen for Twente Retrieved 10 April 2012.
- Sportal - Tadić igrač kola u Holandiji (Serbian: Tadic player of the round in Holland) Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "Southampton sign Twente's Tadic". BBC Sport. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
- "Liverpool 2-1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dušan Tadić.|
- Dušan Tadić at reprezentacija.rs
- Voetbal International profile (Dutch)
- Dušan Tadić player profile at Just-Football.com