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 37)
Place of birth Zrenjanin, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Left-back
Centre-back
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)
2018–2020 Guangzhou R&F 37 (6)
2021 Kasımpaşa 10 (0)
Total 391 (24)
National team
2006–2018 Serbia 26 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18 April 2021
‡ 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 Kasımpaşa.

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. During his time at Sochaux, they won the 2006–07 Coupe de France.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] He returned to Red Star in 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.[8] 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.[9]

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 World Cup.[10] There he appeared on two matches, against Costa Rica[11] and Switzerland.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Zrenjanin, Tošić grew up in a small village called Orlovat which is located nearby. He married Serbian pop singer Jelena Karleuša in June 2008 and they have two daughters Atina and Nika.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 April 2021[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
OFK Beograd 2002–03 First League 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 Ligue 1 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 Bundesliga 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 EFL Championship 5 0 0 0 5 0
Red Star 2010–11 Serbian SuperLiga 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 La Liga 1 0 1 0 2 0
Gençlerbirliği 2012–13 Süper Lig 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 Süper Lig 15 0 7 0 2 0 24 0
2016–17 26 2 1 0 12 0 1[a] 0 40 2
2017–18 25 5 3 0 7 0 1[a] 0 36 5
Total 66 7 11 0 21 0 2 0 100 7
Guangzhou R&F 2018 Chinese Super League 13 1 4 0 17 1
2019 12 3 0 0 12 3
2020 12 2 0 0 12 2
Total 37 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 41 6
Kasımpaşa 2020–21 Süper Lig 10 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 391 24 47 2 44 2 2 0 484 28
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Turkish Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 22 June 2018
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Serbia 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
Scores and results list Serbia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Tošić goal.[14]
List of international goals scored by Duško Tošić
No. 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]

Sochaux

Werder Bremen

Red Star Belgrade

Beşiktaş

Serbia

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duško Tošić" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Sochaux the defending champions". ligue1.com. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ zur Brügge, Jan (3 February 2010). "Werder vertraut schwächelndem Team". Nordwest Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Paulo Sousa hoping to seal Dusko Tosic deal for Swansea". BBC Sport. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Queens Park Rangers swoop for Portsmouth's Dusko Tosic". BBC Sport. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Tosic is set for Red Star". Sky Sports. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Tošić, ipak, pozajmljen Betisu". b92.net. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Tosic signs for Gençlerbirliği". Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Tosic signs for Guangzhou". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Soccer: Krstajic names Serbia's final 23-man World Cup squad". reuters.com. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  11. ^ Timothy Abraham (17 June 2018). "Costa Rica 0–1 Serbia". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ Matthew Henry (23 June 2018). "Serbia 1–2 Switzerland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ a b "D. Tošić". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 March 2015.

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