Edin Dzeko has become one of the best goal scorers around Europe during his career, having played at a number of top clubs during his career and winning trophies at almost every club he has played for. He has been the driving force behind the Bosnian national side and has captained the side for a number of years due to his impressive career but what are some unknown facts about the striker that not many know – we thought we’d look into some of these today.
When he was a young striker at the beginning of his career, Dzeko was named the “Bosanski Dijamant” which translates roughly as the “Bosnian Diamond” as he was something that Bosnia had never seen a player like him before. He was named this by Bosnian commentator Marjan Mijajlovic when he scored an impressive goal back in 2009 against Belgium.
He made his national team debut back in 2007 when he was brought on against Turkey. When he came on against Turkey in this game, they were 2-1 down and Dzeko was the factor that changed the game, and he went on to score both goals to win the game 3-2 which made him a national hero straight away.
Dzeko wasn’t just seen as a hero in his home country, as he also holds records in England has well as during his season in England during 2011/12, he became the first every Manchester City player to score 4 goals in one game against Tottenham Hotspur which included the ‘perfect’ hattrick which is a goal with his left foot, right foot and header.
If he wasn’t a legend already in his home nation, he fired his home nation to the 2014 World Cup for the first time in their history which of course made him a national hero. He scored 10 goals during their qualifying campaign and ensured that his country would qualify for their first ever major tournament. Talking of major tournaments, the Euro 2020 tournament is currently taking place a year late due to the global pandemic caused by Covid-19 and many football punters are using these betting sites at TBC to get the best odds on all the games right now. Not only this, but these sites are offering the best odds on the non-gamstop market and are certainly worth checking out if you are interest in your football betting.