Edin Džeko was born on 17th March 1986 to the family of Belma Dzeko and Midhat Dzeko in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is a Bosnian professional footballer. He plays the role of a striker for Serie A club Inter Milan and captains the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Džeko became Bosnian Footballer of the Year for three consecutivce years. He was nicknamed “Bosnian Diamond” by football fans and journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Partaining to joining Inter Milan, he played for Manchester City and Roma, but he made a name for himself while playing for German club VfL Wolfsburg, with whom he won the Bundesliga in the 2008–2009 season. He was second-highest goalscorer with a total number of twenty-six (26) goals. In the 2009–2010 season, Džeko was the top scorer with a total number of twenty-two (22) goals. He also registered ten assists in both seasons.
During the 2011–2012 Premier League season, Džeko scored four goals in one game for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. On the final day of that season, he scored an equalizer against Queens Park Rangers in the 92nd minute, before Sergio Agüero won it for City with seconds to go, ensuring the team won a league title for the first time in 44 years. He later stated that the goal was one of the most important of his career. On 3 March 2018, Džeko scored his 50th league goal for Roma, thereby becoming the first player ever to score 50 goals in three of Europe’s top five major leagues.
A former youth international for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Džeko made his senior international appearance in 2007, earning over 120 caps and scoring a total number of sixty-four (64) goals since. Džeko became the highest Bosnia and Herzegovina goal scorer of all time on 7 September 2012 in a game against Liechtenstein where he scored a hat-trick to surpass Zvjezdan Misimovic and Elvir Bolić. On 11 September 2018, in a game against Austria, he played his 95th game for Bosnia and Herzegovina and surpassed Emir Spahić to become the country’s most-capped player. His ten goals in the qualifying campaign helped his national team qualify for its first international tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
According to rumor, Roma wishes to extend their contract with Dzeko for one more season to 2021. in order to gain extra year of contract, Rome could ask Dzeko to take a pay cut from $4.5 to 4.0 annually.
|Full Name:||Edin Džeko|
|Current club:||A club Inter Milan and captains the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.|
|Born:||March 17, 1986|
|Place of Birth:||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches|
|Parents:||Midhat Dzeko (father) and Belma Dzeko (mother)|
|Wife • Spouse:||N/A|
|Zodiac sign: Pisces|
|Children:||Dalia Dzeko, Dani Dzeko and Una Dzeko|
Italian Super Cup winner. Inter Milan 2021-2022.
English Champion. Manchester City 2014.
English League Cup winner. Manchester City 2014.
World Cup participant. Bosnia-Herzegovina 2014.
English Supercup Winner. …
FA Cup Winner. …
Second highest goal scorer
Early Life & Education
Džeko started his career at Zeljeznicar, he plays as a midfielder between 2003 and 2005, but with little success playing in that position. He was widely regarded as too tall, and with poor technical abilities. Džeko’s coach at the time though, Jiří Plíšek, saw his potential and when Plíšek returned home, he advised Teplice to buy him. Željezničar accepted a bid of just €25,000 for Džeko, one of Željezničar’s directors saying years later, “thought we won the lottery”.
Džeko had a loan spell with Usti nad Labem in 2005, during which he scored six goals in 15 games. Later that year, he moved back to Teplice, staying there until 2007. With 13 goals in 30 games, he was the second-top goalscorer of the Czech League in the 2006–2007 season. Due to his performances, VfL Wolfsburg manager Felix Magath signed him for €4 million.
After moving to Wolfsburg, Džeko scored a total number of five goals and recorded three assists in his first 11 games: he was named by Sportal as the best striker in the first half of the 2007–2008 Bundesliga season. During his first season in Germany, Wolfsburg finished in fifth place, qualifying for a UEFA Cup spot for the following season. Džeko finished the 2007–2008 season with eight goals and seven assists in 17 games started.
After Wolfsburg acquired fellow Bosnian international Zvjezdan Misimović in July 2008, Džeko’s performances improved significantly. During the first half of the 2008–2009 Bundesliga season Džeko scored five goals and added seven assists, but after the winter break he added 21 goals and three more assists. This upturn was especially visible during their ten-game winning streak from 7 February to 26 April, in which he scored 11 goals and added an assist. In May 2009 Džeko scored a hat-trick against Hoffenheim, and did so again two weeks later against Hannover 96, contributing 26 goals and 10 assists overall 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; Misimović, the team’s main assist and key pass provider, himself broke a longstanding Bundesliga record for assists by setting up 20 goals, the three players becoming known as “the magic triangle”. Wolfsburg ended the season as Bundesliga champions for the first time in the club’s history; they finished two points clear of Bayern Munich, the key match being the meeting between them on the 26th matchday which finished 5–1, Džeko and Grafite scoring two goals each in an impressive performance (the latter added his second and the team’s fifth with a memorable dribble and backheel). At that point Wolfsburg, in third at the start of the day, gained the lead in the table for the first time and retained the position for the rest of the season to take the title.
In the DFB-Pokal, Džeko 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 A.C. 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 the Bundesliga top scorer in the 2009–2010 season with 22 goals.
On 28 August 2010, Džeko became the top league scorer in Wolfsburg’s history with 59 goals in 96 appearances, surpassing Diego Klimowicz who scored 57 in 149 games. At the winter break stage of the 2010–11 Bundesliga season, Džeko had scored 10 goals in 17 matches.
Dzeko graduated from Faculty of Sports and physical Education at Railway School Center.
Edin Džeko was born on 17th March 1986 to the family of Belma Dzeko and Midhat Dzeko in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to Dzeko, he let viewers and supporters aware that his family was always supportive throughout his career, especially his father, who took him to training sessions while he was at Zeljeznicar. His father also played professionally in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dzeko is seen a local superstar in Sarajevo.
Džeko is multilingual, Apart from speaking his Langauge, he is also fluent in four more languages whhich are: Bosnian, Czech, German, English and Italian. He is a Muslim, and has dual citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Džeko stated that Milan has always been his favourite club and Andriy Shevchenko his favourite player.
In his home in Sarajevo, he still has a 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 former fellow national team player and former captain Emir Spahić.
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 to study sport and physical education. On 10 September 2018, Džeko graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
Dzeko has only one sibling and her name is Merima Dzeko.
According to background information, Dzeko has been in a relationship with model and actress, Amra Silajdzic since 2011, before marrying her in 2014. In February 2016, they both became a parent of a girl named Una. Later on, they both welcomed a boy, his second child, named Dani, which was born on 9 September 2017.
After two years plus, the couple announced on Instagram that they are expecting their third child, a baby girl. On 12 September 2020, the couple welcomed their third child, and a girl whom they named Dalia.
Dzeko’s first appearance for his home country started with the Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-19 football team. He was also part of the under-21 team who played in the play-offs for UEFA European Under-21 Championship hosted by the Netherlands in 2007. Bosnia’s first challenges in this competition were Armenia under-21 and Norway under-21. They beat Armenia 3–2 and drew with Norway 1–1, qualifying for the playoff against the Czech Republic under-21. 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 appearance against Turkey on 2 June 2007. It was a memorable appearance for the player, scoring a volleyed goal during the first half stoppage time. The goal levelled the score at 2–2 and Bosnia went on to win 3–2.
On 28 March 2009, Bosnian sports commentator, Marjan Mijajlović, named Džeko “the Bosnian Diamond” during a game versus Belgium in Genk in which he scored a remarkable goal.
He scored a total number of nine goals in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying and finished as the second highest goalscorer in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, tied with England’s Wayne Rooney, behind Greek striker Theofanis Gekas’ 10 goals.
On 8 September 2012, in an 8–1 win over Liechtenstein, Džeko scored his first hat-trick 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 a total number of twenty-four (24) goals. The record was previously held by Elvir Bolić who scored a whipping twenty-two (22) goals.
Džeko ended the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign as second-top scorer with ten goals as Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified for the first major tournament in its history.
In June 2014, Džeko was named in Bosnian squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He appeared in the team’s opening group match, a narrow defeat to Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium. On 25 June with the team already eliminated, in the final group match against Iran, Džeko scored the opening goal to help Bosnia and Herzegovina to their first ever FIFA World Cup win.
In August, following the retirement of Emir Spahić from the international team, manager Safet Sušić named Džeko the new captain.
On 28 March 2015, Džeko netted his second international hat-trick, scoring all of the goals in a 3–0 away win over Andorra in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, their first win in five games of the qualification campaign.
On 13 November 2016, Džeko had an altercation in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Greece with Greek player Kyriakos Papadopoulos, in which he pulled down Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ shorts while trying to obtain the ball. The subsequent fight between the two teams saw both Džeko and Papadopoulos sent off. It was his first red card in the national jersey.
On 28 March 2017, Džeko became the first Bosnian player to score 50 international goals.
On 23 March 2019, he made his 100th appearance for Bosnia in a 2–1 win over Armenia in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Džeko started his fourth season with Roma by scoring a winning goal away at Torino on 19 August. Džeko scored his first UEFA Champions League hat-trick on 2 October when he again put three past Viktoria Plzeň, in the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage. He became the first Bosnian to score a hat-trick in the top European club competition.
On 13 April 2019, Džeko scored his 8th goal in the league against Udinese in the 68th minute, giving Roma a win. He scored his 9th league goal for Roma on 12 May 2019, in a 2–0 home win against league champions Juventus in the 90+3rd minute.
During pre-season of the 2019–2020 season, Džeko extended his contract with Roma until June 2022 on 16 August 2019. He scored his first official goal for the club in the new season on 25 August 2019, in a 3–3 home league draw against Genoa. On 22 September 2019, Džeko scored a 93rd minute goal in Roma’s 1–2 away league win over Bologna.
In a game against Cagliari on 6 October 2019, Džeko fractured his zygomatic bone (cheekbone), needing to go get surgery and afterwards wear a protective mask in some of his first games after the recovery. He scored his 5th goal in the season for Roma in the club’s 2–1 home league win against Milan on 27 October 2019. With a goal in a UEFA Europa League game against Wolfsberg on 12 December 2019, which Roma drew 2–2, Džeko helped his team qualify for the last 16 of the 2019–2020 UEFA Europa League season.
on 15 December 2019, He made his 200th appearance for the club in Roma’s 3–1 home league win against S.P.A.L.
On 14 August 2021, Džeko joined Serie A club Inter Milan, but without being officially introduced he played a friendly match against Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv after being named in the starting line-up and scored his side’s second goal during a 3–0 home win. Later that day, inter announced that he had signed a two-year deal. He scored his first goal for the club in a 4–0 win against Genoa.
Edin Džeko has worked as a Footballer right from youth. he has accumulated a satisfactory fortune from playing football. Edin Džeko has an astonished net worth of $23 million.
Edin Džeko as humble and hardworking as he is discovered that he also has some social media platforms where he can be connected.
- @Edin Džeko (@edDzeko) is his Instagram handle.
- @Edin Džeko (@edDzeko) is his Twitter handle.