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Dejan Stanković

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 13.53CET
FC Internazionale Milano

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Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 13.53CET

Dejan Stanković

FC Internazionale Milano

Clubs: FK Crvena zvezda, S.S. Lazio, FC Internazionale Milano

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2010
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: winner 1999
UEFA Super Cup: 1999

• Joined Crvena zvezda aged 14 and won the Yugoslavian league title at 16, making seven appearances in 1994/95; helped the Belgrade club to two domestic cup wins in the next two seasons and was captain as he scored 15 goals in 1997/98.

• Scored twice – both headers − on his international debut against South Korea on 22 April 1998 and made it into Yugoslavia's FIFA World Cup squad in France, making three appearances; joined Lazio after the tournament and won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup the following year.

• A double winner with Lazio in 1999/2000, he remained in Rome for the next three-and-a-half years, scoring 22 goals in 137 Serie A games, before transferring to Inter in January 2004.

• Played all three games for Serbia & Montenegro at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, the latter purely under the guise of Serbia.

• A fundamental player in Inter's five successive Scudetto wins from 2005/06 onwards; reached 100 appearances in UEFA club competition in a 2-0 defeat at FC Barcelona on Matchday 5 of the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League.

• Came on as a second-half substitute during the Nerazzurri's UEFA Champions League final victory later that season against FC Bayern München as Inter completed an historic treble.

• Scored one of the best goals in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League when he volleyed in from near the halfway line after 25 seconds against FC Schalke 04.

• Made his 100th international appearance in a 3-1 defeat of the Faroe Islands, a UEFA European Championship qualifier on 6 September 2011. "This moment is one I'll never forget," said Stanković after receiving a commemorative cap and medal from UEFA for reaching the appearance milestone. "I remember very well each of those 100 games, they made me richer."

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