Danko Lazovic made his Serbia debut as an 18-year-old in 2002, has been a regular in their squad ever since, and has played for seven clubs in four countries. The hardworking forward is known for his strong hold-up play and movement.
Lazovic enjoyed three seasons at Partizan at the outset of his career before €7m took him to Feyenoord in 2003. His first-team opportunities were limited in Rotterdam, however, and he joined Bayer Leverkusen on a six-month loan, which proved unfruitful, before heading to Vitesse on a permanent deal in 2006.
The Serbian rediscovered his rhythm in Arnhem, firing home 19 goals in 32 games in his loan season at the club. That prolificacy earned him a €6.6m switch to PSV.
The attacker spent three campaigns at the Philips Stadion, helping the Eindhoven giants to Eredivisie glory in 2008. In March of this year, an unexpected €5m transfer took Lazovic to Russian team Zenit, who handed him the No8 shirt.
The Kragujevac native made his international debut for Yugoslavia in a 1-0 loss away to Brazil in 2002, and netted four goals as Serbia failed to qualify for UEFA EURO 2008.
Lazovic started one of his nation’s preliminaries for South Africa 2010 and made a further three substitute appearances. He failed to find the scoresheet during those games, but did hit the target in friendly wins over Cyprus, South Africa and Northern Ireland last year.