|Full name||Edin Džeko|
|Date of birth||17 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Current club||Manchester City|
|2005||→ Ústí nad Labem (loan)||15||(6)|
|2003–2004||Bosnia and Herzegovina U19||5||(0)|
|2006–2007||Bosnia and Herzegovina U21||4||(1)|
|2007–||Bosnia and Herzegovina||53||(28)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:26, 14 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Edin Džeko (Bosnian pronunciation: [ˈedin ˈdʒeko], born 17 March 1986) 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 2009 and 2010. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, he is known as Bosanski dijamant (The Bosnian Diamond). He has also played for Željezničar, FK Teplice, FK Ústí nad Labem and VfL Wolfsburg.
Džeko has played 53 times for his country and scored 28 goals since 2007, becoming highest Bosnian goal scorer 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. He scored nine goals during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, finishing as top scorer of Group 5. He made a name for himself while playing for 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 scored an important equalizer for Manchester City in the 80th minute of the match during the fourth round match of the 2010–11 FA Cup against Notts County which ended in a 1–1 draw. His goal forced a replay match which Manchester City won and ultimately an FA Cup itself. ǅeko scored the only goal of the game in a 1–0 win against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League on 25 April 2011 to ensure the club would directly qualify for their first ever Champions League tournament. As result of that win, Manchester City finished the season in third place, three points ahead of Arsenal.
During the 2011–12 Premier League season, Džeko scored four goals in one game for Manchester City, completing a "perfect hat-trick" against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. On the final day of the 2011–12 season, ǅeko scored an equaliser against Queens Park Rangers in the 92nd minute, before Sergio Agüero won it for City with seconds to go, ensuring the team won a Premier League title for the first time in 44 years. He later stated that the goal was one of the most important goals of his career. Edin Džeko finished the 2011–12 season as the second highest Manchester City goal scorer behind Agüero with 19 goals scored in all English football competitions of which 14 goals scored in Barclays Premier League.
Early career 
Džeko began his career at Željezničar, playing as a midfielder 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. Džeko's coach at the time though, Jiří Plíšek, saw his potential and when Plíšek returned home to the Czech Republic, he advised FK Teplice to buy him. Željezničar accepted a bid of just €25,000 for Džeko, prompting one of the Bosnian club's directors to say, "[we] thought we won the lottery". He had a loan spell with Ústí nad Labem in 2005, during which he scored six goals in 15 games. Later that year, he moved back to FK Teplice, playing there until 2007. With 13 goals in 30 games, he was the second best scorer of the Gambrinus liga in the 2006–07 season. Due to his performances, then manager Felix Magath of VfL Wolfsburg signed him for €4 million.
Club career 
After transferring to Wolfsburg, Džeko was an immediate hit, scoring five goals and recording three assists in 11 games. He was also named by Sportal as the best striker in the first half of the 2007–08 Bundesliga season. During his first season in Germany, Wolfsburg finished in fifth place, qualifying for a UEFA Cup spot for the 2008–09 season. Džeko finished the 2007–08 season with eight goals and seven assists in 17 games started.
After Wolfsburg acquired fellow Bosnian international Zvjezdan Misimović, Džeko's performance was explosive in the second season. Despite a slow first half of the season, Wolfsburg found their form and won their first Bundesliga title. In May 2009, Džeko scored a hat-trick against TSG Hoffenheim and another hat-trick against Hannover 96 just two weeks later, contributing towards a very strong finish to the 2008–09 season. He finished with a total of 26 league goals and 10 assists in 32 league matches. His goal tally was second only to teammate Grafite, with whom he formed the most successful strike duo in Bundesliga history.
In the DFB-Pokal, he scored six goals in two matches, and in the UEFA Cup, four goals and two assists in eight matches. These performances resulted in him being given the Bundesliga Players' Footballer of the Year award. Despite attracting interest from AC Milan, Džeko decided to stay, renewing his contract until June 2013.
He scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on 30 September 2009 against Manchester United in a 2–1 defeat at Old Trafford. He was one of 30 players nominated for the 2009 Ballon d'Or. He was top scorer of the Bundesliga in the 2009–10 season with 22 goals scored.
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 Džeko, 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. Also, the sum broke the Bundesliga record departure transfer fee, Bosnian record transfer fee, as well as that of any player from ex-Yugoslavia. The previous ex-Yugoslav record stood for more than a decade – the transfer fee paid by Real Madrid to Fenerbahçe for Elvir Baljić in 1999 (€26 million).
2010–11 season 
Following his medical examination in London he travelled to Manchester on 5 January, and on 7 January, Džeko was confirmed as a Manchester City player, joining the club on a four and a half year deal.
He made his debut for the club in a 4–3 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on 15 January in which he set up Yaya Touré for the third goal of the match. Džeko marked his FA Cup debut on 30 January 2011 with the equalising goal in Manchester City's fourth round match against Notts County which ended in a 1–1 draw. In the replay on 20 February, Džeko again scored, helping Manchester City progress to the next round in a 5–0 romp. Džeko scored twice against Aris Thessaloniki within four and a half minutes at the City of Manchester Stadium in the second leg of the last 32 of the Europa League on 24 February 2011.
On 25 April 2011, Džeko 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
Although his form in the second half of the season in the Premier League fluctuated, Džeko's three goals were all important. His equaliser against Notts County to in the FA Cup forced a replay and City eventually went all the way to win the FA Cup.
The goal against Blackburn Rovers sealed a vital 1–0 victory which to all-but-secured a fourth spot in the league for Manchester City. His last goal was against Bolton Wanderers on the final day of the season and guaranteed City third spot over Arsenal and automatic qualification into the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
2011–12 season 
Džeko 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. Džeko 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 English Premier League game of this season, Džeko scored four goals, completing a "perfect hat-trick" and the last goal was a left-footed strike from outside the box, against Tottenham Hotspur. In this game, Džeko broke another record by becoming the first Manchester City player to score four goals in one Premier League match. His tally of six league goals in three games won him the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.
Since then he has come up with some important goals, such as a header against Wigan Athletic that sealed a crucial 1–0 win for City and extended their lead over title rivals United to three points. As well as a goal that put Manchester City 2–0 up against Porto in the Europa League, as they won 6–1 on aggregate. He also scored a headed goal against Blackburn Rovers, which put Manchester City 3–0 up, and sealed the game, this subsequently maintained City's narrow two point margin over local rivals Manchester United.
International manager Safet Sušić urged Džeko to leave City at the end of the season because of lack of first-team football towards the end of the season, with the likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich interested. On the final day of the season, Džeko scored a 92nd minute equaliser before Sergio Agüero scored in the 95th minute to beat Queens Park Rangers 3–2 and secure the Premier League title, City's first in 44 years. Following his goal that helped win the championship, his 19th goal and 40th appearance in all competitions, Džeko's agent rubbished reports that the striker would leave City saying it was all media speculation.
2012–13 season 
Džeko began the new season as he left off the last campaign with an equalizing goal against Southampton in a 3–2 win. He scored another goal against Queens Park Rangers taking his tally to two goals in the opening three games. He then scored the first goal of City's 2012–13 UEFA Champions League campaign against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. On 29 September, he scored an 87th minute winner away at Fulham, one minute after appearing as a substitute. On 20 October, he came off the bench in the 79th minute to score a minute later, then score again 2 minutes into stoppage time to seal a comeback win for 10-man City against West Bromwich Albion. On 11 November, Džeko scored another late winning goal as a substitute with a left footed volley in the 88th minute against Tottenham Hotspur. On 29 December 2012, Džeko scored two goals against Norwich City in a 4–3 victory.
International career 
Džeko's first appearance for his home country came with the Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-19 football team. He was also part of the under-21 team and played in the play-offs hosted in the Netherlands in 2007. Bosnia's first challenges in this competition were Armenia and Norway. They beat Armenia 3–2 and tied with Norway 1–1, qualifying for the playoff against the Czech Republic. In the first leg, Bosnia lost 2–1; in the second, the game ended in a 1–1 draw. Džeko scored one goal in the tournament.
He made his senior debut against Turkey on 2 June 2007. It was a memorable debut for the player, with a volleyed goal from the bench to the penalty area during the first half stoppage time. The goal levelled the score at 2–2 and Bosnia went on to win 3–2.
He scored nine goals in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying and finished as the second highest goalscorer in UEFA qualification, tied with England's Wayne Rooney, behind Greek striker Theofanis Gekas' 10 goals.
On 8 September 2012, in a 8–1 win over Liechtenstein, Džeko scored his first hattrick for the national team and at the same time became the leading goal scorer in the history of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team with 24 goals. The record was previously held by Elvir Bolić who scored 22 goals.
Personal life 
Džeko was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, at that time part of SFR Yugoslavia, into a Bosniak family. His family consists of father Midhat, mother Belma and sister Merima. He stated that his family was always supportive throughout his career, especially his father, who took him to training sessions while he was at Sarajevo club Željezničar. His father also played professionally in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Džeko is considered a superstar in Sarajevo. Džeko is multilingual, speaking four languages fluently: Bosnian, Czech, German and English. Džeko stated that A.C. Milan has always been his favourite club and Andriy Shevchenko his favourite player. In his home in Sarajevo, he still has an AC Milan jersey with the number 7 (worn by Shevchenko while at the club) on the wall in his room. Džeko is a first cousin of fellow national team player and captain Emir Spahić. Džeko is a practising Muslim. He is currently in a relationship with the Bosnian model and actress Amra Silajdžić. In November 2009, Džeko became Bosnia's first UNICEF ambassador. He has since visited schools and children in his home country affected by the Bosnian War. On 6 July 2012, Džeko was accepted to the University of Sarajevo where he will study sport and physical education.
Career statistics 
- As of 14 May 2013.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina||League||Bosnian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Czech Republic||League||Czech Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2005–06||Ústí nad Labem||Czech 2. Liga||15||6||0||0||–||–||15||6|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2010–11||Manchester City||Premier League||15||2||2||2||0||0||4||2||21||6|
|Total||Bosnia and Herzegovina||40||5||0||0||–||1||0||41||5|
- Includes goal and appearance in 2011 FA Community Shield
International goals 
- Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 goal tally.
|1.||16 August 2006||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Armenia||2–1||3–2||2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Champ qualifying|
- Bosnia and Herzegovina national football side goal tally.
|1.||2 June 2007||Koševo Stadium, Sarajevo||Turkey||2–2||3–2||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|2.||10 September 2008||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Estonia||5–0||7–0||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|4.||11 October 2008||BJK İnönü Stadium, Istanbul||Turkey||1–0||1–2||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|5.||15 October 2008||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Armenia||2–0||4–1||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|6.||20 November 2008||Ljudski vrt, Maribor||Slovenia||3–1||4–3||Friendly|
|7.||28 March 2009||Cristal Stadium, Genk||Belgium||1–0||4–2||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|8.||1 April 2009||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Belgium||1–0||2–1||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|10.||6 June 2009||Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Cannes||Oman||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|11.||12 August 2009||Koševo Stadium, Sarajevo||Iran||1–0||2–3||Friendly|
|13.||10 October 2009||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn||Estonia||1–0||2–0||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|14.||14 October 2009||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Spain||2–5||2–5||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|15.||3 June 2010||Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt||Germany||1–0||1–3||Friendly|
|16.||3 September 2010||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||3–0||3–0||Euro 2012 qualifier|
|17.||17 November 2010||Štadión Pasienky, Bratislava||Slovakia||3–1||3–2||Friendly|
|18.||26 March 2011||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Romania||2–1||2–1||Euro 2012 qualifier|
|19.||7 October 2011||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Luxembourg||1–0||5–0||Euro 2012 qualifier|
|20.||11 October 2011||Stade de France, Paris||France||1–0||1–1||Euro 2012 qualifier|
|21.||1 June 2012||Soldier Field, Chicago||Mexico||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
|22.||7 September 2012||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz||Liechtenstein||5–0||8–1||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|25.||11 September 2012||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Latvia||4–1||4–1||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|26.||16 October 2012||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Lithuania||2–0||3–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|27.||22 March 2013||Bilino Polje, Zenica||Greece||1–0||3–1||2014 World Cup qualifier|
- Bosnian Footballer of the Year (3): 2009, 2010, 2011/12
- Castrol Performance Index EDGE Performance of the Month (1): August 2011
- Bundesliga Players' Footballer of the Year (1): 2008–09
- Bundesliga Top Goalscorer (1): 2009–10
- Etihad Player of the Month Award (3): January 2011; August 2011
- Premier League Player of the Month (1): August 2011
- BBC Sport Goal of the Month (1): August 2011
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