It may well be a cliche, but Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko is undoubtedly a scorer of lots of goals rather than a scorer of great goals. The list below does though prove that he is also capable of the odd “Golazo.”
Manchester City fans must be drooling at the thought of Dzeko’s arrival. The Wolfsburg striker has been banging in the goals during the last few seasons, at international level as well, and with height, pace and power would seem perfectly suited to the Premier League.
Roberto Mancini’s only major problem with Dzeko’s arrival is how heÂ accommodates fellow strikers Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli but with City right up there challenging for the title, this could be a major signing for the Eastlands project.
To wet the appetite of City fans and introduce Edin Dzeko to English fans before his expected arrival this week, here are his top 5 goals.
1. Edin Dzeko v Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga, December 15, 2007. A true target man’s goal. Dzeko showed off his 6.3ft frame by bringing a long ball down on his chest, turned his man and then showed his finishing finesse with a lovely dink over the keeper.
2. Edin Dzeko v Stuttgart, Bundesliga, May 10, 2008. Bundesliga defences have been dealing with the Dzeko dilemma for a few seasons now. Get too close and he will turn you and beat you for pace as he did against Dortmund in the goal above or give him space in front of the defence and he will simply curl one into the top corner.
3. Edin Dzeko v Hannover, Bundesliga, May 16, 2009. Yet another trademark goal from Dzeko where he chests down and fires a long range howitzer into the top corner. The Bosnia-Herzegovina striker would go on to score a hat-trick in this match as Wolfsburg ran riot 5-0, but this strike was the opener.
4. Edin Dzeko v Belgium, World Cup qualifying, March 28, 2009. Dzeko’s record of 17 goals in 31 international appearances is hugely impressive and this strike set Bosnia-Herzegovina on their way to a hugely impressive 4-2 away win at Belgium. Probably his most aesthetically pleasing goal of his career, Dzeko loves the top right hand corner.
5. Edin Dzeko v Manchester United, Champions League, September 30, 2009. Unless Bayern Munich scupper the deal, it will please Manchester City fans no end that Dzeko has a two in two record against their great rivals. Reports suggest that despite his goal scoring in both games against United last season, Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t believe he is quick enough, who cares when you can head home a hanging cross like this with such power. David Silva, James Milner and Adam Johnson should be licking their lips.