Dušan Tadić

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Dušan Tadić
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Tadić playing for Southampton in 2015
Personal information
Full name Dušan Tadić[1]
Date of birth (1988-11-20) 20 November 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Bačka Topola, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 11
Youth career
AIK Bačka Topola
2002–2006 Vojvodina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Vojvodina 107 (29)
2010–2012 Groningen 72 (14)
2012–2014 Twente 70 (29)
2014– Southampton 94 (14)
National team
2008– Serbia 43 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2017

Dušan Tadić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Тадић; born 20 November 1988) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for English club Southampton and Serbia. He is primarily a left-sided midfielder.[3]

He spent his youth at hometown club AIK Bačka Topola and FK Vojvodina, eventually playing in the UEFA Europa League with the latter. After two seasons with FC Groningen he joined FC Twente in 2012, where he earned a move to Southampton.

Tadić has over 40 caps for Serbia, having made his international debut in 2008, and represented the country at the Olympics in that year.

Club career[edit]

Vojvodina[edit]

Dušan Tadić grew up honing his skills within the youth ranks of his hometown's club known as AIK Bačka Topola. Eventually he signed a professional contract with FK Vojvodina and played his first competitive matches in the Meridian SuperLiga at the age of 18.[4] While playing for Vojvodina, he gained invaluable experiences playing against great top-flight teams (even against Atlético Madrid) and playing almost four full seasons without any major injuries or incidents. His potential in big European games was displayed in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase when he scored a goal against Austria Wien when he was only 20 years old.

Groningen[edit]

Tadić playing for Groningen in 2011

In 2010, Vojvodina sold Dušan Tadić to FC Groningen for the equivalent of €1.23 million.[5] On 8 August 2010, Tadić made his official debut for the club in a Eredivisie against Ajax, playing full match and provide assist for Tim Matavž goal in 2–2 home draw.[6] On 18 December 2010, Tadić has scored his first goal in Groningen, against Excelsior in 2–2 away draw.[7] On 30 January 2011, he scored twice and provide one assist in a 1–4 away league draw over Heerenveen. Tadić has finished perfect 2010–11 season with 7 goals, 22 assists in 41 matches. He had the third highest number of assists in Europe for the 2010–11 season.[8] In front of him are just Mesut Özil (26) and Lionel Messi (25).

He played for Groningen from 2010 to 2012, before being transferred to FC Twente.

Twente[edit]

On 10 April 2012, it was announced that Tadić had signed for FC Twente in a €7.7 million move from FC Groningen.[9] In his debut game on 12 August 2012, he scored two goals against his former club.[10]

Southampton[edit]

Tadić scoring a penalty, his first goal for Southampton, as they defeated Arsenal in 2014

Tadić became the first signing under new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on 8 July 2014, signing on a four-year deal. He joined for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £10.9 million.[11] He made his competitive debut on 17 August in their first game of the Premier League season, playing 74 minutes of an eventual 2–1 defeat away to Liverpool before being substituted for fellow debutant Shane Long. Tadić assisted Southampton's goal through a one-two with goalscorer Nathaniel Clyne.[12]

He scored his first Southampton goal on 23 September with a penalty against Arsenal in a 2–1 League Cup victory at Emirates Stadium.[13] His first league goal for the club came in an 8–0 trouncing of Sunderland on 18 October, in which he assisted four others, equalling the Premier League record for the most assists in a single match.[14]

On 13 December, Tadić had a penalty saved by Tom Heaton as Southampton went on to lose 0–1 away to Burnley.[15] He scored in a 2–0 win over Arsenal on 1 January 2015,[16] and ten days later scored the only goal as Southampton defeated Manchester United at Old Trafford and rose into third position at their expense.[17] This marked Southampton's first league victory at Old Trafford since 1988.[18]

Tadić scored twice in a 3–0 win against Norwich City on 30 August 2015 for the Saints' first league win of the season.[19]

He scored another brace in a 4–2 win over relegated Aston Villa on 23 April 2016.[20] In the next game, he provided three assists in a 4–2 win over Manchester City, becoming only the fourth player to achieve three or more assists in more than one Premier League game.[21]

International career[edit]

Tadić was first named in the Serbia national squad in 2008, aged 19. It was not until 2011 that he became a regular fixture in both the squad and the team, and was an integral part of the national side during Serbia's unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Tadić scored his first senior goal for his country in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification game at home to Wales on 12 September 2012 in a 6–1 victory, coming on the occasion of his eighth full cap.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 April 2017[23]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vojvodina 2006–07 23 3 5 1 0 0 28 4
2007–08 28 7 1 0 3 0 32 7
2008–09 29 9 1 0 2 0 32 9
2009–10 27 10 5 0 2 1 34 11
Total 107 29 12 1 7 1 126 31
Groningen 2010–11 38 7 3 0 0 0 41 7
2011–12 34 7 1 0 0 0 35 7
Total 72 14 4 0 0 0 76 14
Twente 2012–13 37 13 1 0 13 3 51 16
2013–14 33 16 1 0 0 0 34 16
Total 70 29 2 0 13 3 85 32
Southampton 2014–15[24] 31 4 3 0 3 1 0 0 37 5
2015–16[25] 34 7 1 0 2 0 3 1 40 8
2016–17[26] 29 3 2 0 4 0 5 0 40 3
Total 94 14 6 0 9 1 8 1 117 16
Career total 343 86 24 1 9 1 28 5 404 93

International[edit]

As of match played 24 March 2017[27]
Serbia national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 0 0
2012 9 1
2013 10 4
2014 8 1
2015 6 0
2016 7 5
2017 1 1
Total 43 12

International goals[edit]

As of match played 24 March 2017.

Serbia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Tadić goal.[23]

International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 September 2012 Karađorđe Stadium, Novi Sad, Serbia 8  Wales 4–1 6–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 6 February 2013 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus 12  Cyprus 1–1 1–3 Friendly
3 1–2
4 11 October 2013 Karađorđe Stadium, Novi Sad, Serbia 19  Japan 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5 15 October 2013 Jagodina City Stadium, Jagodina, Serbia 20  Macedonia 4–0 5–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 26 May 2014 Red Bull Arena, Harrison, United States 23  Jamaica 1–0 2–1 Friendly
7 25 May 2016 Užice City Stadium, Užice, Serbia 36  Cyprus 2–0 2–1 Friendly
8 31 May 2016 Karađorđe Stadium, Novi Sad, Serbia 37  Israel 3–1 3–1 Friendly
9 5 September 2016 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia 39  Republic of Ireland 2–1 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 6 October 2016 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova 40  Moldova 0–3 0–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 9 October 2016 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia 41  Austria 3–2 3–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
12 24 March 2017 Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia 43  Georgia 1–1 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualiication

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Vojvodina
Southampton

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Dusan Tadic Profile, News & Stats". www.premierleague.com. Premier League. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
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  5. ^ Tadic: 'Ik ben blij met FC Groningen', website FC Groningen (8 juni 2010)
  6. ^ FC GRONINGEN - AJAX 2-2, website fcupdate.nl (8 augustus 2010)
  7. ^ Excelsior - FC Groningen Game Result, Statistics and Goals 18/12/2010, website fussball.wettpoint.com (18 december 2010)
  8. ^ Dušan Tadić treći asistent u Evropi
  9. ^ "Official: Dusan Tadic to leave Groningen for Twente". Goal.com. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  10. ^ [2] Archived 31 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
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  18. ^ Ogden, Mark (11 January 2015). "Manchester United vs Southampton: Goalscorer Dusan Tadic 'stupid' for taking shirt off, says Ronald Koeman". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
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  20. ^ Gheerbrant, James (23 April 2016). "Aston Villa 2–4 Southampton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
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