The official website for European football

Zdravko Kuzmanović

Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 15.14CET
VfB Stuttgart
Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 15.14CET

Zdravko Kuzmanović

VfB Stuttgart

A skilful, unpredictable midfielder with a potent right-foot shot, Zdravko Kuzmanović was born and brought up in Switzerland but opted to play international football for Serbia. He spent two and a half years in Italy with ACF Fiorentina before joining VfB Stuttgart in August 2009.

• Born in Thun where his professional football-playing father Ljubomir ended his career, he played at youth level for BSC Young Boys before making his Swiss Super League debut with FC Basel 1893 under coach Christian Gross.

• Played minor role in Basel's run to 2005/06 UEFA Cup quarter-finals but excellent start to 2006/07 campaign led to mid-season move to Fiorentina.

• Made his senior debut for Serbia in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against Finland in Helsinki on 2 June 2007.

• Made 34 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina in 2007/08 and also helped Viola into UEFA Cup semi-finals, scoring one goal, against Everton in round of 16; made five UEFA Champions League group stage appearances in 2008/09.

• Left Fiorentina for Stuttgart in 2009 and scored in successive UEFA Champions League away fixtures at Sevilla FC (1-1) and Rangers FC (2-0), registering his first Bundesliga goal, against Hertha BSC Berlin (1-1), in between; recorded two starts, five substitute appearances and one goal for Serbia in successful 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

Did you know?
Kuzmanović made four Under-21 international appearances for Switzerland before committing himself to Serbia.

Last updated: 27/01/10 20.08CET

Related information

Player profiles

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=948800.html#zdravko+kuzmanovic

UEFA.com features

Who are Qarabağ FK?
  • Who are Qarabağ FK?
  • Kardemir forge on: Europe's men of steel
  • Izmailov, Krasnodar 'want to go as far as possible'
  • The Women's U19 finals in photos
  • Serbia aim to take final step
  • Concentration key to Germany progress
  • See the pick of the pictures from matchday three
  • Nemanja Maksimović: Serbia's man of many parts
  • Drogba's greatest UEFA Champions League hits
  • Ireland's semi-final adventure: behind the scenes
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.