Preki

Preki
Preki
Preki
Midfielder/Forward
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Real Name: Predrag Radosavljevic
HT: 5' 9" WT: 165
Age: 53 (06/24/1963)
Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Predrag Radosavljević, known to the soccer world simply as “Preki,” left his mark on Major League Soccer from the moment he signed with the Kansas City Wiz on February 6, 1996.

Preki would go on to dominate the league, earning two MVP and Golden Boot awards along the way. From 1996 to 2000, he made 145 appearances for Kansas City and scored a total of 50 goals. After spending the 2001 campaign with the Miami Fusion, Preki was able to rejoin his former club in the 2002 MLS Dispersal Draft when Miami’s franchise was contracted.

Preki would pick up right where he left off with the Wizards, recording 21 goals in 73 games from 2002-2005. Upon retiring in 2005, Preki joined Chivas USA as an assistant coach in 2006 before eventually being promoted to head coach a year later. His soccer knowledge spread quickly to his team and his success in 2007 led him to the honor of MLS Coach of the Year.

He is currently the all-time points leader in Major League Soccer history, was named to Major League Soccer’s All-Time Best XI in 2005, and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010.

OTHER:

Before his time in Major League Soccer, Preki had successful stints for various clubs in Europe as well as in indoor soccer. He was a catalyst in the attack for both Everton and Portsmouth in England, and tallied 180 goals in his five years spent playing indoors for the St. Louis Storm and San Jose Grizzlies.

HONORS/CAREER STATISTICS:

MLS MVP: 1997, 2003

MLS Golden Boot: 1997, 2003

MLS All-Time Best XI

National Soccer Hall of Fame: 2010

MLS All-Time Leader in Points (270: 79 goals, 112 assists)

MLS Cup: 2000

MLS Supporters’ Shield: 2000, 2001

U.S. Open Cup: 2004

MLS Coach of the Year: 2007

 

MLS appearances: 242

MLS goals: 79

MLS assists: 112

 

United States National Team appearances: 28

United States National Team goals: 4


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2005Kansas City Wizards164247521352110
2004Kansas City Wizards210890200000
2003Kansas City Wizards303012267817923420350
2002Kansas City Wizards25247214110844417631
2001Miami Fusion24248213914804019230
2000Kansas City Wizards31293248515953123220
1999Kansas City Wizards30287257211973124130
1998Kansas City Wizards252410216413863322520
1997Kansas City Wizards272712233017844427840
1996Kansas City Wizards3232182880131406126730
Career Totals-242223791995311277332318035261
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