Dušan Vlahović


Dušan Vlahović (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Влаховић; born 28 January 2000) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Fiorentina and the Serbia national team.[1]

Dušan Vlahović
Personal information
Full name Dušan Vlahović
Date of birth (2000-01-28) 28 January 2000 (age 21)
Place of birth Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
Number 9
Youth career
Altina Zemun
OFK Beograd
Red Star
2014–2015 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Partizan 21 (1)
2018– Fiorentina 77 (27)
National team
2015 Serbia U15 5 (3)
2015 Serbia U16 3 (1)
2016–2019 Serbia U19 11 (6)
2019– Serbia U21 3 (0)
2020– Serbia 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:50, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:44, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Club career


Partizan

Born in Belgrade,[2] Vlahović started playing football in "Altina Zemun" football school, where he spent mostly time with older generations. Later he was with OFK Beograd for three months, and also made 1 appearance for Red Star Belgrade,[3][4] but he joined Partizan in summer 2014.[5]

Vlahović signed his first professional contract with Partizan in 2015, when he was only 15 years old.[6] At the beginning of 2016, Vlahović joined the first team under coach Ivan Tomić and got the jersey number 9.[7] He made his Serbian SuperLiga debut on 21 February 2016 against OFK Beograd, as the youngest debutant in history of Partizan.[8] In the next fixture, played on 27 February 2016, Vlahović became the youngest player in the Eternal derby, when he was substituted on for the beginning of the second half. Previously, the record was kept by Luka Jović.[9] On 2 April 2016, Vlahović scored his first goal for Partizan against Radnik Surdulica in 3–2 home win and became the youngest scorer in club history.[10] He also scored a goal in a semifinal cup match against Spartak Subotica, played on 20 April 2016 in 0–3 away win.[11] Throughout the spring, Vlahović was scouted by a number of established European teams, including Arsenal, Anderlecht and Juventus, but later, Partizan has declined all offers.[12][13][14][15] Vlahović was also a scorer in the final cup match against Javor Ivanjica, which Partizan won.[16]

Vlahović played his first match in new season against Zagłębie Lubin on 21 July 2016 in 2nd leg of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, which was his international debut for Partizan.[17] Vlahović started his first match on the field in 2nd fixture match of the 2016–17 Serbian SuperLiga season in away match against Napredak Kruševac.[18]

In summer 2017, Vlahović was announced as the future transfer, after which he stayed with Partizan until the winter transfer window and his 18th birthday. Miloš Vazura and Ivica Iliev, members of the club management, refused to confirm Vlahović's departure and he continued training with the first team for the 2017–18 season.[19][20]

Fiorentina

In June 2017, Vlahović signed a five-year preliminary contract with Fiorentina, which became official on his 18th birthday, 28 January 2018.[21] Vlahović was officially bought by Fiorentina on 22 February 2018,[22] choosing to wear number 18 jersey. Due to the administrative norms, he was not available to play until 1 July 2018.[23]

On 25 September 2018, Vlahović made his debut for Fiorentina, in Serie A, in a 2–1 loss to Inter Milan.[24] On 18 August 2019, Vlahović scored his first goals with Fiorentina, a brace in a 3–1 win against Monza in the third round of the 2019–20 Coppa Italia.[25]

On 13 March 2021, Vlahović scored a first half hat trick in a 4–1 away win over Benevento.[26]

International career


Vlahović was a member of first Serbian under-15 national football team,[27] scoring a hat trick in match against Czech on 16 April 2015.[28] He also called into the Serbian under-16 squad in late 2015, making his debut against Poland on 27 October 2015.[29] In August 2016, Vlahović was called into Serbian under-19 squad for a memorial tournament "Stevan Vilotić - Ćele", where he debuted in opening match against the United States.[30] In the second match of the same tournament, he scored a goal against France.[31] After Serbia beat Israel in the final match, Vlahović was nominated for the most talented player of the tournament.[32]

Vlahović made his senior team debut on 11 October 2020, in a UEFA Nations League game against Hungary.[33]

Personal life


On 13 March 2020, Vlahovic tested positive for COVID-19 amid the pandemic in Italy.[34]

Career statistics


Club

As of match played 22 May 2021[35]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Partizan 2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga 14142183
2016–17 70101090
2017–18 00000000
Total 2115210273
Fiorentina 2018–19 Serie A 10000100
2019–20 30642348
2020–21 3721304021
Total 7727728429
Career total 98281241011132

International

As of 30 March 2021
Serbia
YearAppsGoals
202041
202131
Total72
International goals
Scores and results list Serbia's goal tally first.
No.DateVenueCapOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.18 November 2020Rajko Mitić Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia4 Russia3–05–02020–21 UEFA Nations League B
2.24 March 20215 Republic of Ireland1–13–22022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours


Club

Partizan

Individual

References


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  2. "Dušan Vlahović za BUTASPORT.RS: Ponosno nosim Partizanov grb na srcu". butasport.rs (in Serbian). 3 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  3. "OFK Beograd i Dinamo u finalu Turnira prijateljstva". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 20 June 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. Партизанов бисер Влаховић: Тата је одлучио да одиграм једну утакмицу за Звезду. Sportski žurnal (in Serbian). 21 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  5. "Upoznajte novog Ibrahimovića: Dušan Vlahović – Partizanova haubica iz Zemuna! (VIDEO)". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 23 May 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  6. "Jedinstven slučaj u istoriji Partizana: Dušan Vlahović najmlađi profesionalac u Humskoj 1". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 14 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  7. "Nova "devetka" Partizana - najmlađa do sada!". mondo.rs (in Serbian). 12 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
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  9. "Nikad niko mlađi u večitom derbiju..." mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 27 February 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  10. "Dečak je postao muškarac! (VIDEO)". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 2 April 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
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  15. "Anderleht došao po Vlahovića". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 24 April 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
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  20. Илиев: Влаховић наш играч!. Sportski žurnal (in Serbian). 21 August 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  21. "Vlahovic nuovo acquisto viola". ACF Fiorentina official website (in Italian). 23 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  22. "Vlahovic sul suo futuro in viola: "Tanta voglia di fare bene, con la stessa maglia di Jovetic e Toni"". ACF Fiorentina official website (in Italian). 22 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  23. "Vlahović dobio broj 18 u Firenci: Navijači očekuju kombinaciju Batistute i Tonija!". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 22 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  24. "L'esordio (quasi) da sogno di Vlahovic con la Fiorentina: è il primo '00 viola" (in Italian). 26 September 2018.
  25. Nikola Miloradović (18 August 2019). "Bravo, Dušane! Vlahović dvostruki strelac u Kupu Italije!". Sportske.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 6 September 2019.
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  27. "У-15: Првa турнирскa прoверa пиoнирa". Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 7 February 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  28. "У-15: Србијa - Чешкa 3:3". Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 16 April 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  29. "У-16: Пoљскa - Србијa 1:2". Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 27 October 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  30. ""Стевaн Ћеле Вилoтић": Србијa – СAД 2:1 (1:1)". Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 1 September 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
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  32. Србија победник турнира "Стеван Ћеле Вилотић". Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 5 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
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  35. Dušan Vlahović at Soccerway
  36. "The MVPs of the 2020/2021 Season: Dusan Vlahovic Best Under 23". Serie A. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.