Date of Birth2.6.1991 (31)
Player CategoryInternational, Designated Player
How he joined the Club: Acquired on loan from La Liga side Deportivo Alaves on Feb. 6, 2018 … Signed with the Fire as a Designated Player on July 11, 2018.
2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Appeared in 29 matches (24 starts) in his second year with the Club … Thirteen of those appearances occurred consecutively, from April 28 to July 13 … Recorded six goals and three assists … Awarded Man of the Match for his goal against Real Salt Lake on June 22 … Ranked in the top five of the team for minutes played (2,103).
2018 (CHICAGO FIRE): Started in 27 games in his first season with the Fire … Led the team in games played (33), minutes played (2,428), shots (97) and shots on goal (41) … Ranked second on the team in goals scored (12), recording double-digit goals in his first MLS season … Scored his first goal with the Fire in the Club’s home opener against SKC on March 10.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Katai joined the Chicago Fire Soccer Club with 40 goals in 140 appearances over the course of a nine-year club career … He started his career in 2009 with Serbian SuperLiga side FK Vojvodina’s youth squad and was promoted to first team later in the season … He was loaned to Greek first-division side Olympiacos on June 24, 2011 … Loaned to Plantanias in 2013 … Scored eight goals and recorded six assists during his time at Plantanias … Signed to Red Star Belgrade in 2014 and remained there until the 2016-17 season … Signed a three-year contract with La Liga side Deportivo Alaves on Aug. 31, 2016 … Loaned to the Chicago Fire on Feb. 6, 2018 … Acquired by the Fire on a permanent basis on July 11, 2018 through the 2019 season.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Recorded an appearance in Serbia's 4-2 loss against Portugal on Sept. 7 ... Member of the Serbian Men’s National Team in 2015 and 2016 … Made his senior international debut on Nov. 13, 2015 … Recorded overall six appearances, including four appearances during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign.