Edin Dzeko can earn the recognition he deserves by crashing City's Champions League party
He has scored more than 300 goals in his club career and has 64 in 127 for his country. He has finished as top scorer in Germany and Italy and won nine trophies, including every domestic prize available in England.
Despite that, Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko is still somehow overlooked when the finest forwards of his generation are discussed. In an age of celebrity and self-publicity, perhaps Dzekos understated appearance and lack of swagger have counted against him.
Nevertheless, he remains a cult hero at Manchester City, where his stoppage-time equaliser against Queens Park Rangers on May 13, 2012 paved the way for perhaps the most famous Premier League goal of them all.
Sergio Agueros winner is remembered by everyone who saw it and plenty who didnt. Martin Tylers Agueroooooooooo commentary is iconic. Without Dzekos intervention minutes earlier, none of it would have been possible.
At 37, Dzeko might finally be about to earn the recognition he deserves. In Istanbul on Saturday, Dzeko will feature in his first Champions League Final and it seems fitting that it should be against City.