Duško Tošić

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Duško Tošić
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Tošić with Serbia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Duško Tošić
Date of birth (1985-01-19) 19 January 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Zrenjanin, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Left-back/Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Guangzhou R&F
Number 3
Youth career
1997–2002 Proleter Zrenjanin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 OFK Beograd 80 (6)
2006–2007 Sochaux 40 (1)
2007–2010 Werder Bremen 22 (0)
2010 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2010Queens Park Rangers (loan) 5 (0)
2010–2012 Red Star Belgrade 41 (2)
2011Betis (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2015 Gençlerbirliği 89 (2)
2015–2018 Beşiktaş 66 (7)
2018– Guangzhou R&F 13 (1)
National team
2006–2018 Serbia 26 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2018

Duško Tošić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душко Тошић, pronounced [dǔʃko tǒʃitɕ, - tôː-]; born 19 January 1985) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Chinese club Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League. In international competition he represents Serbia.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Zrenjanin, Tošić began his career in his native Serbia playing for OFK Beograd before moving to French club Sochaux in the winter of 2006 but only spent one and a half seasons with the club as other European clubs from Italy, Germany and Spain were expressing an interest.

Werder Bremen[edit]

He transferred to Werder Bremen for the 2007–08 season, where he signed a contract until 2011. On 1 February 2010, his contract with Bremen was dissolved.[2]

Portsmouth[edit]

Tošić signed for Portsmouth on 12 February 2010, but as a result of Portsmouth's financial situation Tošić's registration with the Premier League was withheld and he was forced to leave the club within a month of signing for them.[3] Tošić was an unused substitute in Portsmouth's 4–1 FA Cup fifth-round win at Southampton in February, and failed to get on the pitch that season. He signed a loan deal to play for QPR until the end of the season on 25 March 2010.[4]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

On 7 July 2010, he joined Red Star Belgrade, signing a three-year contract, rejecting the interest of some English clubs.[5] On 31 August 2011, it was announced he would join Real Betis on a two-year loan with an option of Betis buying the player afterwards.[6] He returned to Red Star on January 2012.

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

On 21 June 2012, it was announced that Tošić will leave Red Star Belgrade and join Turkish Süper Lig side Gençlerbirliği.[7] He played for three seasons there and was one of the best players in the team.

Beşiktaş[edit]

On 2 June 2015, Tošić signed a three-year contract for Beşiktaş. Beşiktaş won the title in the Süper Lig in 2015–16, as well as in 2016–17, with Tošić mainly occupying the left central defender position.

Guangzhou R&F[edit]

On 18 May 2018, Beşiktaş have announced that Tošić is set to sign for Guangzhou R&F, with a €5 million fee mooted. He signed two and a half year long contract worth €5.8 million per season.[8]

International career[edit]

Tošić made his national debut against Norway on 15 November 2006, a friendly which ended in a 1–1 draw.

In June 2018, Serbia manager Mladen Krstajić included Tošić in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[9] There he appeared on two matches, against Costa Rica[10] and Switzerland.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 November 2018[12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
OFK Beograd 2002–03 14 0 0 0 14 0
2003–04 25 2 3 0 2 1 30 3
2004–05 24 2 1 0 6 1 31 3
2005–06 17 2 3 2 2 0 22 4
Total 80 6 7 2 10 2 97 10
Sochaux 2005–06 14 0 1 0 15 0
2006–07 26 1 9 0 35 1
Total 40 1 10 0 50 1
Werder Bremen 2007–08 12 0 2 0 6 0 20 0
2008–09 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 22 0 3 0 7 0 32 0
Queens Park Rangers (loan) 2009–10 5 0 0 0 5 0
Red Star 2010–11 25 1 3 0 2 0 30 1
2011–12 16 1 3 0 4 0 23 1
Total 41 2 6 0 6 0 53 2
Betis (loan) 2011–12 1 0 1 0 2 0
Gençlerbirliği 2012–13 33 1 2 0 35 1
2013–14 28 0 0 0 28 0
2014–15 28 1 3 0 31 1
Total 89 2 5 0 94 2
Beşiktaş 2015–16 15 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
2016–17 26 2 1 0 12 0 1 0 40 2
2017–18 25 5 3 0 7 0 1 0 36 5
Total 66 7 11 0 21 0 2 0 100 7
Guangzhou R&F 2018 13 1 4 0 17 1
Career total 357 19 47 2 44 2 2 0 450 23

International[edit]

As of 22 June 2018
Serbia
Year Apps Goals
2006 1 0
2007 6 1
2008 2 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 0 0
2012 2 0
2013 0 0
2014 3 0
2015 3 0
2016 2 0
2017 2 0
2018 5 0
Total 26 1

International goal[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 October 2007 Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan 1–0 6–1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sochaux
Werder Bremen
Red Star Belgrade
Beşiktaş

International[edit]

Serbia

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Though born in Zrenjanin, Tošić grew up in a small village called Orlovat which is located nearby. He shares the same grandparents as Zoran Tošić, also a professional footballer. He married Serbian pop singer Jelena Karleuša in June 2008 and they have two daughters.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duško Tošić" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. ^ zur Brügge, Jan (3 February 2010). "Werder vertraut schwächelndem Team". Nordwest Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Wigan and Stoke enter race to sign Duško Tošić, the defender who was forced to leave Portsmouth". Mail Online. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Queens Park Rangers swoop for Portsmouth's Dusko Tosic". BBC Sport. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Tosic is set for Red Star". Sky Sports. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Tošić, ipak, pozajmljen Betisu". b92.net. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Tosic signs for Gençlerbirliği". Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Tosic signs for Guangzhou". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Soccer: Krstajic names Serbia's final 23-man World Cup squad". reuters.com. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  10. ^ Timothy Abraham (17 June 2018). "Costa Rica 0–1 Serbia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  11. ^ Matthew Henry (23 June 2018). "Serbia 1–2 Switzerland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ "D. Tošić". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  13. ^ "D. Tošić". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Jelena Karleusa – die Frau von Dusko Tosic" (in German). doktorfussball.de. 26 January 2009. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.

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