Dusan Djurić

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Dusan Djurić
Dusan Djuric (premier match à Valenciennes).JPG
Personal information
Full name Dusan Predrag Djurić[1]
Date of birth (1984-09-13) 13 September 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Halmstad 116 (16)
2008–2012 Zürich 118 (28)
2012–2014 Valenciennes 5 (0)
2013–2014 OB Odense (loan) 2 (0)
2014– Aarau 8 (2)
National team
2004–2006 Sweden U21 21 (2)
2005–2010 Sweden 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:26, 21 April 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:47, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Dusan Predrag Djurić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ђурић, transl. Dušan Ðurić; born 16 September 1984 in Halmstad) is a Swedish footballer of Serbian descent who plays as a midfielder for Swiss club Aarau.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Starting his career in Halmstads BK youth team, he was raised up to the senior team in 2003 and debuted against GIF Sundsvall in the premier game of the season, coming on as a substitute.[2] Prior to the 2004 season, he had established himself as a player in the starting line-up and aided the club to become runner-up, two points behind Malmö FF.[3] Djurić continued on as a starting player during the poor season of 2005, as Halmstads BK qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup group stage, in which Djurić became the only goalscorer for the club, against Sampdoria. During the following seasons he started mainly as a midfielder but gradually stept up to become a forward.


Following the UEFA Cup in 2005, Djurić attracted the attention of bigger clubs in Europe, such as Sporting CP, Real Sociedad[4] and Anderlecht,[5] however, he signed a contract with Swiss club Zürich on 7 January 2008.[6]

Djurić gained somewhat instant glory at Zürich, following a goal against Milan on San Siro in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup first round,[7][8] however, Milan won both matches with 4–1 totally. Djurić helpt Zürich win the 2008–09 season and then scored twice during the qulification rounds to the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League. Djurić playing in Zürich didn't go unnoticed and it was soon speculation once again that he would move to various clubs, among them Fiorentina,[9] Montpellier and Valenciennes.[10]


On 13 January 2012, Valenciennes confirmed that they had signed him on a three-and a half-year-contract.[11] After struggling with injuries, he joined Danish club Odense on loan for the 2013–14 season.[12]


At the end of the 2013–14 season, Djuric signed for Swiss club FC Aarau for an undisclosed fee.[13]

International career[edit]


Djurić made his debut for Swedens U-21 team in 2004 against Portugals U-21 team on 17 February.[14] He was also part of Swedens squad to the 2004 UEFA European U-21 Championship,[15] which ended in 4th place.

Senior team[edit]

Djurić where called up to Swedens national team prior to its January tour in United States in 2005, being placed on the bench against South Korea, he came on as a substitute against Mexico.[16]

Personal life[edit]

His parents are from Loznica, Serbia.[17]





  1. ^ "Dusan Djurić profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Allsvenskan – omgång 1" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Femtonde SM-guldet till Malmö FF" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hetaste bytet i allsvenskan" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 20 October 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Anderlecht jagar Dusan Djuric" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Dusan proffs i Zürich" (in Swedish). hbk.se. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Se Dusans drömmål på San Siro" (in Swedish). fotbolldirekt.se. 18 October 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Djurić goal against Milan on Youtube
  9. ^ "Djuric in demand". skysports.com. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "French duo chasing Djuric". skysports.com. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dusan Djuric au VAFC pour 3 ans et demi !" (in French). va-fc.com. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Hendlundh, Kent (9 September 2013). "Valenciennes midfielder Dusan Djuric happy with loan move to OB Odense". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Dusan Djuric quits Valenciennes". French Football News. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "U21 herr: 1–4 mot Portugal i säsongsöppningen" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 17 February 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  15. ^ "Em-truppen" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  16. ^ "Herr: Sverige höll undan mot Mexiko" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 27 January 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Har du gjort något Vasquez-mål?" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 

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