Vlahovic Dusan

Dušan Vlahović is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Serbia national team. Graduating from Partizan’s youth system, Vlahović made his first-team debut in 2016, winning a league title and two Serbian Cups. He moved to Italian club Fiorentina in 2018. With 21 league goals in the 2020–21 Serie A, Vlahović was awarded Serie A Best Young Player. After an impressive goalscoring form in the first half of 2021–22, Italian rivals Juventus signed him in January 2022 for a reported fee of €70 million. Vlahović is a former Serbia youth international, representing his country at various youth levels, before making his senior international debut in 2020 during the UEFA Nations League. Born in Belgrade, Vlahović started playing football in the Altina Zemun football school, where he competed mostly with older players. Shortly after, he joined OFK Beograd’s youth system for three months, and also made one appearance for Red Star Belgrade. In summer 2014, Vlahović ended up joining rivals Partizan.[5] He signed his first professional contract with Partizan in 2015, only aged 15.

JUVENTUS F.C.


2021-2022


Juventus vs Bologna


“Kobra” Limited Edition


Match Issued Shirt


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This shirt was issued fro Paulo Dybala for the Serie A game between Juventus and Bologna which took place in Torino, “Allianz Stadium”, on April 16th 2022. This is a special limited edition shirt used by the team in this game only. It represents the 4th kit designed and it was released by Adidas in collaboration with Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra. Kobra, born and raised in São Paulo, is famed for his photorealistic street art murals which often challenge deep cultural and societal issues, and inspire and provoke thought with messages hidden within the art. The Adidas x Kobra Juventus 2021-22 fourth shirt has a vibrant geometric look with rectangles and diamond shapes in different shades of blue as well as yellow, both on the front and the sleeves. Various shades of blue as well as a bit of yellow color in the different shapes, while a white round collar completes the look. The back is mostly blue while the pattern appears on the bottom and top. Kobra’s logo was added to the very top of the back, just below the collar. Inigo Turner, Design Director, Adidas said: “The kit represents a celebration of football and street art as platforms that bring people together. Wearing this jersey means not only to support the club or like the design, but to make a bold statement of who we are.” Media reports centred heavily on Arsenal’s pursuit of Vlahović, however on 28 January 2022, his 22nd birthday, Vlahović signed for Juventus on a four-and-a-half-year contract; in a deal was worth €70 million, plus €10 million in performance-related bonuses, making him the most expensive transfer in the Serie A winter transfer window. Fiorentina president, Rocco Comisso in an interview later remarked of Vlahović’ agents; ‘it was clear to everyone they already had a deal with someone…’, alluding that his entourage had already given a secret agreement with Juventus in the months prior.[40] He chose to wear the number 7 jersey, previously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo. He debuted for Juventus as a starter on 6 February, and scored the opening goal in a 2–0 win against Hellas Verona. On 22 February, Vlahović made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League, a 1–1 away draw against Villarreal. He scored after only 33 seconds, becoming the fastest starting debutant and the second-youngest Juventus debutant to score in the Champions League. Four days later, he scored his first brace for Juventus, helping his side win 3–2 away to Empoli.

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Vlahović is a complete striker, known for his physicality, technique and eye for goal. He excels at picking up the ball in central areas or the inside right or left channels and maintaining possession.[68] He has multiple facets to his hold up and link play. His best assets are his strength to hold up the ball, and then his ability to turn and dribble past the first defender. When playing for Fiorentina, he often received the ball under pressure from either a long ball or linking with his midfielders. Vlahović is a very efficient ball carrier, and his primary way to retain possession and circulate the ball is to use his strength in the contact and to use his superior dribbling ability to evade his marker. He is able to draw in opposition defenders and create space for his teammates or for himself with dribbling. Vlahović is potent and clinical in the penalty box and is a devastating finisher in the penalty area, as he is able to hold his position in order to pin the opposition back into their box, before swiftly making a movement into the channels as his team look to locate areas within the final third. His playing style has led him to be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland and Jamie Vardy. Vlahović’s idols are Zlatan Ibrahimović and Stevan Jovetić. Vlahović follows Moto GP. He has also played basketball since 2004.


Match Worn & Signed Boots


Juventus F.C.


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These boots were worn by Dusan Vlahovic with Juventus F.C. during the season 2022/2023. They are hand signed and they were given by him to a charity organization that auctioned them, whom we got them from. On 16 April 2022, Vlahović became the second-youngest non-Italian player to score 50 goals in Serie A, after Alexandre Pato, with his late equaliser in a 1–1 draw against Bologna. On 11 May, he scored a 52nd-minute goal in Juventus’ 4–2 loss to Inter in the 2022 Coppa Italia Final, which had given Juventus the lead. Despite losing the final, Vlahović finished as the top scorer of the competition with four goals, with the other three being scored during his time with Fiorentina. Five days later, he scored his 24th goal of the season in the 2–2 home draw against Lazio, to become the highest-scoring Serbian player in Serie A history, alongside Dejan Stanković. On 1 July, Vlahović changed his jersey number from 7 to 9, ahead of the 2022–23 season. On matchday one of the Serie A, on 15 August, he scored a brace in a 3–0 home win over Sassuolo. Vlahović had difficult start to the new season, suffering from multiple hamstring injuries, which limited his game time. However, having recovered halfway through the season, he scored Juventus’ goal in a 1–1 home draw against Nantes in the Europa League play-off round.