Dejan Stanković was born on September 11, 1978 in Zemun, a suburb of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro. Both of his parents, Borislav and Dragica, had strong soccer (football) backgrounds.
Stanković is a midfielder who currently plays for Internazionale in Milano. Previous club teams included Red Star Belgrade and Lazio of Rome. "Deki" made his international debut, for Yugoslavia, against South Korea on April 22, 1998.
He is the captain of the Serbia and Montenegro national football team.