Player Details

Name

Aleksandar Katai

Height

6' 0"

Weight

154 lbs

Date of Birth

2.6.1991 (31)

Position

Midfielder

Player Category

International, Designated Player
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

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.