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Muamer Tanković
Muamer Tankovic
Fulham info
Full name Muamer Tanković
Nickname(s)    Tank, Mujo
Date of birth 22 Feb 1995
Place of birth    Tingstad, Östergötland, Sweden
Height 5ft 11in (1.80m)
Playing position Support striker, Striker, Attacking midfielder
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 43 (2012-2014)
Debut Norwich (h) (14 Jan 2014)
Last Appearance Man Utd (a) (9 Feb 2014)
First goal n/a
Last goal n/a
Joined from IFK Norrköping, Undisclosed - 1 Sept 2011
Left for AZ Alkmaar, free - 1 Jul 2014
League apps (gls) 3 (0)
All apps (gls) 6 (0)
Other clubs Hageby IF (youth)
IFK Norrköping
AZ Alkmaar
International Sweden (2014-present)
Apps (gls) 1 (0)

Muamer Tanković was a forward at Fulham from 2011 to 2014. Usually occupying the 'number 10 role', he was also able to play anywhere in midfield as well as a main striker. He made his debut in 2013-14 and made a handful of appearances before departing at the end of the season to AZ Alkmaar. He made his international debut for Sweden whilst at the club in 2014 at the age of 19.

Career Edit

Before Fulham Edit

Muamer grew up in a very small suburban town called Tingstad in Sweden, and ultimately got scouted to join nearby professional club IFK Norrköping, who were in the Allsvenskan, the highest league in Sweden. Although playing for the youth setup at Norrköping, his talent was noticed at a very early stage and was given a spot on the bench for their first team not long after turning 16. He never made his full debut in the first team at Norrköping but made the bench of a handful of occasions.

Fulham (2011-2014) Edit

Muamer was noticed by Martin Jol in the summer of 2011 after watching him score two goals in a match against Wales whilst playing for Sweden U16, and won the race amongst several Premier League clubs to sign him. He was signed for an undisclosed fee which was made official on 1 September 2011. His debut season with the Under-18 squad was largely successful scoring a number of goals, despite being used as a substitute on most occasions as Omri Altman was usually first choice for the number 10 role. Of note was a brace at home to Chelsea U18 to secure a 2-1 win. The 2012-13 season marked an important stage for Muamer at Fulham, as he was now one of the main men in the U18's after many other players moving up to the Under-21 squad. He started every game for the U18's in the first phase of the competition, scoring 8 goals in 12 appearances. He made his debut for the U21's away at Wolves, coming on as a substitute in the 73rd minute. Later, in March 2013 he was selected in an Under-19 squad to play in the Dallas Cup in the United States, in which he played in all 5 matches and scored two goals including one in the final where Fulham won the competition.

He made his first team debut in January 2014, after coming off the bench in an FA Cup tie against Norwich City, replacing fellow Swede Alex Kačaniklić in the 87th minute. He followed this up by playing the full 90 minutes in the following round against Sheffield United in a strong display which was praised by Meulensteen after the match. His league debut came two days later, when he replaced Dimitar Berbatov in the 83rd minute during a 2-0 loss away to Swansea City. A shock selection saw him start as a lone striker away to Manchester United, in which Fulham came away with a 2-2 draw.

Muamer was shortly after called up to the Swedish national team on 24 February 2014 and made his debut on 5 March 2014 after coming on as a 67th minute substitute away in Turkey. He failed to feature at all after manager Felix Magath took over, and rumours surfaced of a disagreement in contract negotiations between the club and Muamer and did not see action for Fulham except for an U21 match late in the season. Ultimately, he left the club upon the expiry of his contract and was free to speak to other clubs in the close season.

After Fulham Edit

Muamer's deal with AZ Alkmaar was confirmed by the Dutch club on 26 June 2014.

Career Statistics Edit

U18 squad

Season League FA Youth Cup Dallas Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-12 16* 8* 4 2 - - 20* 10*
2012-13 24 16 2 2 5 2 31 20
Total 40* 24* 6 4 5 2 51* 30*

*Incomplete data

U21 squad

Season League U21 Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 7 1 - - 7 1
2013-14 13 8 2 0 15 8
Total 20 9 2 0 22 9

First team

Season Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-14 3 0 3 0 0 0 6 0
Total 3 0 3 0 0 0 6 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

U18 squadEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information

U21 squadEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12012-1329 Oct 2012U21PRMWolves U21AwayWon2-1Sub on 73'
22012-1319 Nov 2012U21PRMMiddlesbrough U21AwayLost0-2Sub on 66'
32012-1326 Nov 2012U21PRMChelsea U21AwayLost0-3Sub on 60'
42012-1311 Feb 2013U21PRMEverton U21HomeLost0-1Sub on 83'
52012-1325 Feb 2013U21PRMAston Villa U21AwayWon2-0Sub on 46'
62012-138 Apr 2013U21PRMEverton U21AwayDrew1-1Sub on 61', Soccerball 79'
72012-1321 Apr 2013U21PRMAston Villa U21HomeWon2-0
82013-1411 Aug 2013U21PRMMan City U21AwayWon2-1Sub off 70'
92013-1416 Aug 2013U21PRMMiddlesbrough U21HomeWon1-0Sub off 62'
102013-1426 Aug 2013U21PRMNorwich U21AwayWon1-0
112013-1430 Aug 2013U21PRMWolves U21HomeDrew4-4Soccerball 3', Soccerball 43'
122013-1416 Sept 2013U21PRMReading U21AwayWon2-1Sub on 73', Soccerball 90'
132013-1426 Sept 2013U21PRMArsenal U21HomeDrew0-0Sub on 61'
142013-1418 Oct 2013U21PRMNewcastle U21HomeDrew2-2Sub off 76'
152013-1428 Oct 2013U21PRMMan Utd U21AwayDrew2-2Soccerball 56', Sub off 76'
162013-144 Nov 2013U21PRMBolton U21AwayWon3-1
172013-1426 Nov 2013U21CUPAston Villa U21AwayWon3-0Sub off 86'
182013-142 Dec 2013U21PRMEverton U21HomeWon2-1Soccerball 90+2'
192013-1413 Dec 2013U21PRMTottenham U21HomeWon5-3Soccerball 13', Soccerball 36', Soccerball 74' (pen)
202013-149 Jan 2014U21CUPArsenal U21HomeLost0-1
212013-1420 Jan 2014U21PRMWest Ham U21HomeWon1-0
222013-146 Apr 2014U21PRMWest Brom U21AwayLost1-2

First teamEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12013-1414 Jan 2014FACNorwichHomeWon3-0Sub on 87'
22013-1426 Jan 2014FACSheff UtdAwayDrew1-1
32013-1428 Jan 2014PREMSwanseaAwayLost0-2Sub on 83'
42013-141 Feb 2014PREMSouthamptonHomeLost0-3Sub on 83'
52013-144 Feb 2014FACSheff UtdHomeLost0-1
62013-149 Feb 2014PREMMan UtdAwayDrew2-2Sub off 46'

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2011-12 U18 squad
GK Joronen GK Oberschmidt GK Roberts GK Smith DF Arthurworrey DF Brister DF Kavanagh DF Maloney DF Monguel DF O'Reilly DF Passley DF Richards MF Banya MF Bettache MF Christensen MF Della-Verde MF Mesca MF Minkwitz MF Sambou MF Tieku MF Williams FW Altman FW Gameiro FW Tankovic FW Woodrow
Manager
Flag of Wales Kit Symons
Fulham FC
2012-13 U18 squad
GK Granger GK Oberschmidt GK Rodak DF Arthurworrey DF Baba DF Burgess DF Donnelly DF O'Reilly DF Passley DF Richards MF Della-Verde MF Evans MF Hyndman MF O'Halloran MF Roberts MF Sambou MF Williams FW Dembélé FW Tankovic FW Tieku FW Woodrow
Manager
Flag of England Steve Wigley
Fulham FC
2012-13 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Riise 4. Senderos 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov 10. Petrić 11. Ruiz 12. Frimpong 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Rodallega 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 24. Dejagah 25. Tavares / Manolev 27. Riether 28. Emanuelson 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche / David 33. Enoh 35. Bettinelli 36. Mesca 37. Burn 38. Etheridge 39. Trotta 40. Smith 41. Donegan 42. Banya 43. Tankovic 44. Grimmer
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol
Fulham FC
2013-14 U21 squad
GK Bettinelli GK Joronen DF Arthurworrey DF Brister DF Buatu DF Grimmer DF Kavanagh DF O'Reilly DF Passley DF Richards MF Banya MF Christensen MF David MF Della-Verde MF Mesca MF Minkwitz MF Plumain MF Pritchard MF Williams FW Dembélé FW Islamović FW Tanković FW Trotta FW Woodrow
Manager
Flag of Wales Kit Symons
Fulham FC
2013-14 squad
1. Stekelenburg 3. Riise 4. Senderos / Heitinga 5. Hangeland 6. Kvist 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov / Diarra 10. Ruiz / Holtby 11. Kačaniklić 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes / Mitroglou 19. Taarabt / Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Frei / Cole 22. Zverotić 23. Boateng 24. Dejagah 25. Woodrow 26. Roberts 27. Riether 28. Parker 29. Trotta 30. David 32. Dempsey 33. Burn 34. Plumain 35. Amorebieta 36. Mesca 37. Christensen 38. Etheridge 39. Bent 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Banya 43. Tanković 44. Grimmer 45. Dembélé 46. Passley 47. Rodák 48. Norman 49. Pritchard 52. G Williams
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Jol / Flag of the Netherlands Meulensteen / Flag of Germany Magath