Damjanović playing for FC Seoul in 2008
|Full name||Dejan Damjanović|
|Date of birth||27 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2001–2002||→ Lasta Sremčica (loan)||21||(10)|
|2002–2003||→ Srem Beograd (loan)||8||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Radnički Jugopetrol (loan)||18||(4)|
|2006||→ Al-Ahli (loan)||8||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 September 2017.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Club career
- 3 International career
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 Personal life
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Damjanović was born in the town of Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia (modern Bosnia and Herzegovina) on 27 July 1981. During the Yugoslav Wars, he moved to Serbia, initially to Pančevo, and then to Belgrade.
He made his debut for Sinđelić Beograd in 1998, scoring 6 goals in 21 matches in his first season. He moved to FK Železnik in 2000 and later also played with FK Radnički Beograd and FK Bežanija in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro. He played one season in the Saudi Arabia with Al-Ahli Jeddah and in summer 2006 he returned to Serbia and played with FK Bežanija in the debut season of the Serbian SuperLiga. During the winter break, by early 2007, he moved to South Korean football club Incheon United.
In July 2009, he managed to score two goals against Manchester United in United's Asian tour. However, FC Seoul lost 3–2, United's goals being scored by Wayne Rooney, Federico Macheda and Dimitar Berbatov.
In January 2012, Guangzhou R&F in Chinese Super League offered $5,000,000 to FC Seoul for Damjanović, but it was rejected by Seoul. Damjanović scored his 100th career goal with FC Seoul from a penalty goal, along with the 101st in the same match over a 3–1 win against his former club Incheon United on 28 May 2012. On 25 July 2012, He became top scorer in K-League foreign player history by scoring his 105th goal in the match against Daejeon Citizen. The previous record holder is Saša Drakulić who made 104 goals in K-League.
In the first match of the 2012 K-League season, Damjanović was substituted out after 22 minutes against Daegu FC. It had been speculated that the FC Seoul manager, Choi Yong-Soo, and Damjanović had a rift. Damjanović wanted to leave but FC Seoul would not let him. However, as time went on, FC Seoul issued an official statement by Choi saying there was no tension between the two.
He finished the 2012 K-League season with many accolades and records broken. He scored 31 goals in 40 appearances, thus breaking the record held by Kim Do-Hoon in 2002. He won the league with FC Seoul as well as becoming the Golden Boot winner, a spot in the K-League Best XI in the forward position, and the K-league MVP.
In September 2013, Damjanović scored in both of two legs of the AFC Champions League quarter finals against his former team Al-Ahli Jeddah. His scoring continued against the first leg of the semi-final against Esteghlal.
On 3 August 2016, Damjanović scored his 150th goal in 254th appearance in the K League, setting a record for the quickest player to reach 150 goals in the K League history.
His first international as a Montenegrin football player was against Italy on 16 October 2008. He scored two goals in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cyprus. He scored his third international goal at 2014 World Cup qualification match against Ukraine on 16 October 2012.
On 26 March 2013, during a 2014 World Cup qualifier, Damjanović would once again prove vital as he came on, as a substitute, for Mitar Novaković in the 46th minute. Twenty minutes later he would score his fourth international goal against England to end the match in a one-one draw letting Montenegro keep the lead with 2 above England in the group stage.
K League Classic career
- As of 24 September 2017
|Club||Season||K League Classic||KFA Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|K League Classic total||273||159||21||6||23||11||46||25||363||201|
China Super League career
|Club||Season||China Super League||CFA Cup||Continental||Total|
|China Super League total||56||31||2||1||9||2||67||34|
- Scores and results list Montenegro's goal tally first.
|1.||6 June 2009||Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca||Cyprus||1–2||2–2||2010 World Cup qualifier|
|3.||16 October 2012||Olympic Stadium, Kiev||Ukraine||1–0||1–0||2014 World Cup qualifiers|
|4.||26 March 2013||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica||England||1–1||1–1||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|5.||6 September 2013||National Stadium, Warsaw, Warsaw||Poland||1–0||1–1||2014 World Cup qualifiers|
|6.||11 October 2013||Wembley Stadium, London||England||1–2||1–4||2014 World Cup qualifiers|
|7.||5 March 2014||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica||Ghana||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|8.||14 June 2015||Friends Arena, Solna||Sweden||1–3||1–3||2016 UEFA Euro qualifier|
- Crown Prince Cup
- Runner-up (1): 2005–06
- K League Classic
- Winner (3): 2010, 2012, 2016
- Runner-up (1): 2008
- Korean FA Cup
- Runner-up (1): 2016
- Korean League Cup
- Winner (1): 2010
- AFC Champions League
- Runner-up (1): 2013
- K League MVP (1): 2012
- K League Top Scorer (3): 2011, 2012, 2013
- League Cup Top Scorer (1): 2010
- K League Best XI (4): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- K League 'FAN'tastic Player (1): 2012
- K League Players' Player of the Year (1): 2010
- AFC Champions League Dream Team: 2013
- Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Dejan Damjanović". nationalfootballteams.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- "‘세르비아 슈퍼 특급’데얀, 귀네슈호 합류!" (in Korean). FC Seoul.com. 7 December 2007.
- "FC서울 데얀의 발 '맨유 문' 뚫었다" (in Korean). Munhwa Ilbo. 25 July 2009.
- "IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics)". iffhs.de. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- FIFA.com (21 August 2013). "Al-Ahli 1-1 FC Seoul (AFC Champions League quarter-finals)". fifa.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- 舜天宣布签约首尔FC锋霸德扬 亚冠决赛破恒大城门(in Chinese)
- 国安官方宣布外援德扬正式加盟 将身披27号战袍 at sina.com 2014-07-17 Retrieved 2014-07-17
- email@example.com (29 December 2015). "Dejan Damjanovic to Return to K-League". english.chosun.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- "데얀, 멀티골로 역전극...최소 경기 150골 달성" (in Korean). Yonhap Television News Ilbo. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- FIFA.com. "2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ - Matches - Cyprus-Montenegro - FIFA.com". fifa.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- 서울 데얀, 월드컵 유럽 예선전서 2골 터뜨리며 맹활약[permanent dead link] (in Korean)
- "射手榜-中超数据库-搜狐". sohu.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- "Dejan Damjanović - od kralja beogradskih liga do najveće legende Južne Koreje" [Dejan Damjanovic - from the king of Beograd leagues to the biggest legend of South Korea] (in Serbian). sportal.rs. 13 June 2013. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014.
- Dejan Damjanović at Soccerway
- Montenegro National Team Record – Montenegro Football Association
- Dejan Damjanović – K League stats at kleague.com
- Dejan Damjanović – FIFA competition record
- Dejan Damjanović at National-Football-Teams.com
|K League Top Scorer
2011, 2012, 2013
|K League Most Valuable Player