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Zdravko Kuzmanović

Zdravko Kuzmanović

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

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Zdravko Kuzmanović
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/09/1987 (27)
  • Country: Serbia
  • Squad number: 22
  • Club: Basel ( SUI)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    15/02/06: Basel 1-0 Monaco
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    21/10/03: Switzerland 0-1 Belarus

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Switzerland U-2110
Switzerland U-1963
Switzerland U-1720

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 02/10/2015 01:25 CET