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A detailed look at Dusan Tadic biography including his general information, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Dusan Tadic is a professional player who is currently playing for Ajax Football club and Serbia National team. He has won many collective and induvial awards during his career including Eredivisie and KNVB Cup titles with Ajax Amsterdam. He also has been one of Serbia's key players during the second decade of the century and was voted twice as the Serbian Footballer of year in 2016 and 2019.

Over the past few seasons,

Dusan Tadic

has proven himself among the best midfielders in the football world. Even before he reached his explosive form at Ajax, Tadic was considered as one of Europe's most talented attacking talent. But his amazing quality in recent years has justified his place among the most creative in the world.

Tadic had a successful four-year spell with

Southampton

at the Premier League. He Joined Ajax in 2018 and went on to become one of the best players in the history of the club. His best season was undoubtedly the 2018-19 season in which he captained Ajax to domestic double and the semi-final of the Champions League. Tadic has scored a total of 164 goals and has provided 172 assists in 538 matches.

At 30 years of age, Dusan Tadic seems to be on the form of his life after winning so many titles with Ajax in recent seasons. He has continued his fine streak in front of the goal and has been great for his team in the 20-21 season. Stay tuned to read more about

Dusan Tadic biography

and professional life.

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Dusan Tadic Bio

  • Full Name:

    Dusan Tadic

  • Nickname:

    The Assist King

  • Profession:

    Professional Footballer

Dusan Tadic Physical Stats

  • Weight:

    79 Kg

  • Height:

    1.81 m (6 ft.0 in)

  • Eye Color: 

    Brown

  • Hair Color:

    Brown

Dusan Tadic Football Information

  • Position:

    Midfielder

  • Jersey Number:

     10 at Ajax Amsterdam and Serbia National team

  • Professional Debut:

    2008

Dusan Tadic Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth:

    20 November 1988

  • Birth Place:

    Backa Topola, SR Serbia

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Scorpio

  • Nationality:

    Serbian

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Dusan Tadic Early Life

In this section of our article about

Dusan Tadic biography

we will present you with the most interesting facts about

Dusan Tadic childhood

and family background to see where he took his first steps as an amateur footballer.

Dusan Tadic date of birth is November 20, 1988. It is interesting that He shares his birthday with former

Arsenal

defender, Justin Hoyte who is also born on the 20th of November.

Tadic was born in Backa Topola, SR Serbia, which has been the destination of many Hungarian immigrant for many generations. Backa Topola is located in the north of Serbia and is near the Hungarian border. Tadic has said in his interviews that he had a very happy childhood at his home town.

One of the most inspiring moment of Dusan Tadic's childhood was when he witnessed the heroics of Yugoslavia (Serbia was a part of Yugoslavia back then) at the 1998 World Cup.

"I remember, the 1998 World Cup when we were Yugoslavia, I had the sticker albums of all the players, and I still remember that squad and who was playing."

Tadic's Parents were both football fans and helped their son on the early stages of his footballing journey. Dusan was full of passion for football after the 1998 World Cup. He was ten years old at the time his parent signed him up in the AIK Backa Topola's football academy. Dusan impressed in his early amateur career and in 2006 joined one of the best youth academies in Serbia,

Vojvodina

.

Dusan Tadic's footballing idol during his early years as an amateur footballer was Arsenal's legendary former forward, Thierry Henry. Tadic's amateur career continued smoothly as he passed through the academy ranks until he was called up to Vojvodina's senior side in 2006.

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Dusan Tadic Profile

In This part of the article, we will concentrate on Dusan Tadic profile which includes Dusan Tadic style of play, goal celebration and the reception he has received from media, fans and his colleagues.

Starting his professional career at Vojvodina

Dusan Tadic professional career started in 2008 as he was promoted to Vojvodina senior side. He made his professional debut at the Meridian SuperLiga when he was only 18 years old. Despite his young age, Tadic was superb for Vojvodina in the 2009-10 Europa League and put on great performances against the likes of

Atletico Madrid

.

Tadic's most memorable performance for his boyhood club was against Austria Wien at the same tournament as he scored an amazing goal at the age of 20. In total, Tadic played four seasons at Vojvodina and managed to register 31 goals and 17 assists in 126 games.

First spell at Eredevise

Tadic arrived at the Eredevise for the first time in 2010. His first Dutch club was FC Groningen, where he played for two seasons. In his first season, Tadic scored 7 goals in 34 matches, but it was his amazing record of 22 assists that wowed the fans and critics. Tadic scored another 7 goals and provided further 10 goals in his second and last season with Groningen.

Tadic continued his fine form at his next Eredevise club,

Twente

, where he scored 32 goals and provided 62 assists in 86 games across all competitions. He scored 16 goals in each of his two seasons at the club. He was the second highest goalscorer for Twente in his first season and the best goal scorer of the team in his second one.

Premier League adventure with Southampton

In 2014, Tadic signed a four year contract with Southampton to play at the Premier League. He debuted with assisting Southampton's only goal in a 1-2 loss against

Liverpool

. He became a fan favorite after amazing performances against Manchester City, when he provided 3 assists in a memorable 4-1 win, and against Sunderland when he scored four of his sides 8 goals.

One of Tadic's biggest achievements at Southampton was becoming only the fourth player to achieve three or more assists in more than one Premier League game. Tadic called it time on his spell at Southampton in 2018. In total, He scored 24 goals and assisted 35 times in 162 games across all competitions.

The golden years at Ajax Amsterdam

In the summer of 2018 Tadic returned to Eredevise and Joined Ajax Amsterdam. In his first season with the club he scored an incredible 38 goals in 56 matches across all competitions. He was a key member of the team as Ajax won the domestic double and reached the semi-final of the

Champions League

after eliminating the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus in the knock-out stages.

Tadic and co were seconds away from securing Ajax's fist UCL final since 1996, however they had their hearts broken by a 96 minute goal from Lucas Moura as Tottenham reached the final.

The following season many of Ajax's best players left for bigger clubs, but Tadic eventually decided to stay despite strong interest from FC Barcelona. His sacrifice was rewarded as Ajax won another league title and Tadic won his fourth top assist provider award.

Dusan Tadic has played 23 games across all competitons so far into the 2020-21 season. He has scored an incredible 13 goals and has set up a further 8 as he continues to put on amazing performances for Ajax. As of January 15, 2021, Tadic has scored 67 goals and has provided 52 assists in his 121 games for Ajax.

With Serbia national team

On the international level, Tadic was first called up to Serbia national team in 2008. He was a member of the team which failed to reach the 2014 world Cup. Tadic scored his first goal for Serbia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification 6-1 win against Wales in September of 2012.

Tadic and co. made amends for their failure in 2014 by qualifying for the 2018 World Cup as the winner of their group. Tadic played 3 games at the World Cup as

Serbia

failed to qualify for the knockout stage.

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Style of Play

Nicknamed the assist king, Dusan Tadic is known the most for his ability to send the final pass to his team mates. He is also an excellent goal scorer and has proven his quality at every club he has played at. Tadic himself has stated that he enjoys providing goals more than scoring them:

"I like to make goals, but sometimes a nice assist is even better than a goal. I was never selfish, and I see a lot of things. If I see a person in a better position than me, I will give him my assist. This is also my way of thinking, and I expect that from my team-mate for me."

Tadic is a versatile player and can be effective in several positions up the pitch. He is good on one-on-one situations and can pass the opposition players easily with his trickery and dribbling skills. A very quick forward, Tadic's main characteristics are his excellent eye for goal and finishing ability with both feet. He also possesses solid technique, and is effective in the air.

Tadic is also famous for his incredible offensive movement as well as his ability to make attacking runs and exploit spaces. Although originally an attacking midfielder, Tadic is also capable of playing at either side of the front-line. Dusan Tadic main position on the field is the left winger. During his career he has played 62 games as a left-winger. He has also played 40 games as a central forward And 13 games as a right-winger.

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Reception

Dusan Tadic is considered to be among the best wingers of the football world at the moment. He has been praised by his coaches for his trickery on the ball as well as his specialty, which is providing assists for his team mates.

Tadic received praise from many footballing figures after his amazing performances during the 2018-19 season for which he was voted as the 20th best player at the Ballon d'OR. After his incredible performance in Ajax's famous 4-1 win against

Real Madrid

at the Champions League, he became the ninth player ever to receive a 10/10 rating from the French football newspaper, L'Equipe.

Even the best players in the history of football have faced criticism from their coaches and fans at some parts of their career. In the case of Dusan Tadic, he was criticized the most because of his short temper which has costed his teams in important games.

Tadic was a fan favorite at Southampton and the club's diehard fans even wrote a specific chant for the talented midfielder. In his last season with Southampton, Tadic promised the fans that he would wear only pants if the team escapes relegation by the end of the season, a promise he kept when Southampton secured another campaign in England's top flight.

He is also loved very much at Ajax as fans are grateful for his decision not to leave the club after their historic 18-19 campaign.

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Goal Celebration

Goal celebration is one of the most important aspects of every player's career. Some footballers tend to change their goal celebration every now and then, while some others are known to have a signature goal celebration.

The general rule is that Footballers use the chance of celebrating goals to send messages that are important to them. For some, it is only a chance to show some fun gestures. Others celebrate their goals with messages to their loved ones, and then there are those who celebrate their goals by sending societal and political messages to the society.

Dusan Tadic does not have a unique celebration and had celebrated his goals differently. Tadic has had two memorable celebration. The first one is from his time at Southampton when he ripped his shirt of after scoring his teams winning goal against

Manchester United

. He was booked for his celebration which angered his coach at the time, Ronal Koeman.

Tadic's second goal famous goal celebration was from his time at Ajax Amsterdam and interestingly it was not for a goal he himself scored. During Ajax's 4-1 win against Lille in the 19-20 Champions League, Tadic celebrated David Neres's opening goal by slapping the Brazilian, who had an utterly priceless reaction.

Tadic then appeared to realize how hard he'd slapped his teammate and tried to make it up by kissing him on the cheek.

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Dusan Tadic outside football

Now is the time to know more about Dusan Tadic life outside of football. What are footballers hobbies outside football? How do they like to spend their free time and what are their favorites in the field of art?

Dusan Tadic enjoys spending time with his family and friends and going to the nature. His favorite sport besides football is Basketball and he usually follows the Serbian Basketball league as well as the NBA.

Dusan Tadic is also active regularly on social media. His Instagram account is

@dt10_official

. He has around 1 million followers on Instagram. His twitter account is @DusanTadic.

Tadic can speak four Languages, Serbian, English, Dutch and Spanish. One cool fact about his knowledge of Languages is that he learnt a bit of Spanish from watching Telenovelas on TV when he was a kid:

"When I was young, always in Serbia there were some telenovelas on television, Spanish language. Then you listen, listen, listen, you watch one series, and then you can understand."

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Dusan Tadic Personal Life

One of the most interesting part of SportMob's article on Dusan Tadic biography is about his personal life. In this section we will have a look at Dusan Tadic immediate family, love life and children. We will also present you with some information about his philanthropy activities and legal issues.

Family, Children and Relationships

Dusan Tadic was born at 20th of November 1990 in Torre Annunziata, Italy. His parents, Antonio Tadic and Michela Tadic were both football fans and encouraged their son on his journey to become a footballer. Dusan is the first of two kids in his family. He has an older brother with whom he used to play a lot in his childhood.

Dusan Tadic first public relationship was with Dragana Vukanac. Tadic started dating Vukanac when he was still playing at the Serbian League. The couple married in 2013. The have always had a peaceful marriage and their relationship has been free from controversies. Dusan is a true family man as he loves to spend his free time with his family.

Dusan Tadic has had three children with Dragana Vukanac, two boys, Vasily and Veljko, and a daughter who they named Tara.

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Philanthropy

It is really interesting to know if Dusan Tadic has had any background in humanitarian work and philanthropy.

Dusan Tadic religion

is Islam. He is a Muslim by birth. Although it is not clear whether he is a devoted Muslim or not, He has always tried to help those in need.

Tadic has given many of his shirts, including the shirt he wore on his memorable game against Manchester United with Southampton to charity websites.

Legal Issues

While some footballers have certainly gotten into legal disputes with various people and organizations, Dusan Tadic has had no legal disputes throughout his life.

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Dusan Tadic Career Statistics

In this section, we want to take a look at Dusan Tadic career statistics both on the club and international level.

Club

Overall, Dusan Tadic has played 575 games for five clubs (Vojvodina, Groningen, Twente, Southampton and Ajax Amsterdam). During his career. He has registered 162 goals and 174 assists to his name.

Dusan Tadic best season individually was the 2018-19 Season in which he scored 38 goals across all competitions and assisted 14 times in 56 Games.

Tadic has scored 13 goals and has provided 8 assists in 23 matches across all competitions for Ajax so far in the 2020-21 season.

International

On the international, Dusan Tadic career stats shows that he has registered 16 goals and 3 assists in 73 games for Serbian National team. He was also a member of Serbia U19 and

U21

teams. In total scored 4 goals in 14 matches for Serbian youth teams.

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Dusan Tadic Honors

We rap up our article on Dusan Tadic biography with a look at his honors and achievements.

Dusan Tadic celebrated his first trophy in the 2018-19 season when he won the Eredevise title with Ajax Amsterdam. His first individual honor was when he was selected in the Serbian SuperLiga Team of the 2009–10 Season.

In 2012 Tadic won an award for most assists in Europe's top leagues as he finished in third behind

Lionel Messi

(25 assists) and Mesut Ozil 926 assists). Tadic is a record-holder in the history of Premier League for most assists by a player in a single game as he once provided 4 assists in Southampton's 8-0 win against Sunderland.

During his career, Dusan Tadic has won a total of 16 collective and individual awards, the most important of them are: Eredivisie: 2018–19, KNVB Cup: 2018–19, Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019, Eredivisie Top Assists: Four times, UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2018–19 and Ballon d'Or: 2019 (20th place)

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