Dusan Djuric

Dusan Predrag Djuric (Serbian: Душан Предраг Ђурић, Dušan Predrag Ðurić; born 16 September 1984) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Halmstads BK.

Dušan Đurić
Dusan Djuric (premier match à Valenciennes).JPG
Personal information
Full name Dušan Predrag Đurić[1]
Date of birth (1984-09-16) 16 September 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Halmstad, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Halmstad
Number 23
Youth career
Halmstad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Halmstad 116 (16)
2008–2012 Zürich 118 (28)
2012–2014 Valenciennes 5 (0)
2013–2014OB Odense (loan) 2 (0)
2014–2015 Aarau 21 (2)
2016 Dalkurd 20 (2)
2017–2018 GAIS 43 (4)
2019– Halmstad 7 (1)
National team
2004–2006 Sweden U21 21 (2)
2005–2010 Sweden 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:47, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Starting off his career with Halmstads BK in Sweden, he went on to play professionally in Switzerland, Denmark, and France before returning to Sweden in 2016.

He has won 8 caps for the Sweden national team.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Starting his career in Halmstads BK youth team, he was raised up to the senior team in 2003 and debuted against GIF Sundsvall in the premier game of the season, coming on as a substitute.[2] Prior to the 2004 season, he had established himself as a player in the starting line-up and aided the club to become runner-up, two points behind Malmö FF.[3] Djuric continued on as a starting player during the poor season of 2005, as Halmstads BK qualified for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup group stage, in which Djuric became the only goalscorer for the club, against Sampdoria. During the following seasons he started mainly as a midfielder but gradually stept up to become a forward.

ZürichEdit

Following the UEFA Cup in 2005, Djuric attracted the attention of bigger clubs in Europe, such as Sporting CP, Real Sociedad[4] and Anderlecht,[5] however, he signed a contract with Swiss club Zürich on 7 January 2008.[6]

Djuric gained somewhat instant glory at Zürich, following a goal against Milan on San Siro in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup first round,[7][8] however, Milan won both matches with 4–1 totally. Djuric helpt Zürich win the 2008–09 season and then scored twice during the qualification rounds to the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League. Djuric playing in Zürich didn't go unnoticed and it was soon speculation once again that he would move to various clubs, among them Fiorentina,[9] Montpellier and Valenciennes.[10]

ValenciennesEdit

On 13 January 2012, Valenciennes confirmed that they had signed him on a three-and a half-year-contract.[11] After struggling with injuries, he joined Danish club Odense on loan for the 2013–14 season.[12]

AarauEdit

At the end of the 2013–14 season, Djuric signed a one-year deal for Swiss club FC Aarau for an undisclosed fee.[13]

Dalkurd FFEdit

Ahead of the 2016 Superettan season, Djuric signed for Dalkurd FF where he ended up playing 20 games and scoring 2 goals.[14]

GAISEdit

In 2017, Djuric signed for the Superettan club GAIS.[15] Djuric left GAIS at the end of the 2018 season.[16]

Return to Halmstads BKEdit

On 26 February 2019, Djuric returned to Halmstads BK on a contract until the end of 2020.[17]

International careerEdit

Under-21Edit

Djuric made his debut for Sweden's U-21 team in 2004 against Portugals U-21 team on 17 February.[18] He was also part of Sweden's squad to the 2004 UEFA European U-21 Championship,[19] which ended in 4th place.

Senior teamEdit

Djuric where called up to Sweden's national team prior to its January tour in United States in 2005, being placed on the bench against South Korea, he came on as a substitute against Mexico.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Of Serb descent,[21] his parents are from Loznica, Serbia.[22]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Zürich

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dusan Djuric profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Allsvenskan – omgång 1" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Femtonde SM-guldet till Malmö FF" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Hetaste bytet i allsvenskan" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 20 October 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Anderlecht jagar Dusan Djuric" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Dusan proffs i Zürich" (in Swedish). hbk.se. 7 January 2008. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Se Dusans drömmål på San Siro" (in Swedish). fotbolldirekt.se. 18 October 2008. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  8. ^ Djuric goal against Milan on Youtube
  9. ^ "Djuric in demand". skysports.com. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  10. ^ "French duo chasing Djuric". skysports.com. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Dusan Djuric au VAFC pour 3 ans et demi !" (in French). va-fc.com. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  12. ^ Hendlundh, Kent (9 September 2013). "Valenciennes midfielder Dusan Djuric happy with loan move to OB Odense". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Dusan Djuric quits Valenciennes". French Football News. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  14. ^ Troff, Benjamin (19 February 2016). "Dusan Djuric är klar för Dalkurd". hallandsposten.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  15. ^ "KLART: Nyckelspelaren stannar i Gais: "En fantastiskt duktig fotbollsspelare"". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  16. ^ Officiellt: Fem spelare lämnar Gais, fotbollskanalen.se, 23 November 2018
  17. ^ Rasar: ”Seklets största Judas”, aftonbladet.se, 26 February 2019
  18. ^ "U21 herr: 1–4 mot Portugal i säsongsöppningen" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 17 February 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  19. ^ "Em-truppen" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  20. ^ "Herr: Sverige höll undan mot Mexiko" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 27 January 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  21. ^ "SvenskaFans". Svensken, med serbiskt påbrå
  22. ^ "Har du gjort något Vasquez-mål?" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 9 September 2010.

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