Player Details

Name

Boris Sekulic

Height

6' 1"

Weight

181 lbs

Date of Birth

10.21.1991 (30)

Birthplace

Belgrade, Serbia

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Right

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
Career Summary

Chicago Fire FC · Boris Sekulic

2022 (CHICAGO FIRE): Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss against Orlando City SC on April 9 at Exploria Stadium...Started and played 61 minutes in the 0-0 tie with FC Dallas on April 2 at Soldier Field...Played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City on March 19 at Soldier Field...Earned his first assist of the season on Jonathan Bornstein’s goal in the 2-0 win against D.C. United on March 12 at Audi Field...Played 90 minutes for the second consecutive match in the 0-0 tie with Orlando City SC on March 5 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Inter Miami on Feb. 26 at DRV PNK Stadium.

2021 (CHICAGO FIRE): Started and played 71 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on Nov. 7 at Lower.com Field in the final match of the season ... Started and played 70 minutes in the 1-0 loss to NYCFC on Oct. 27 at Yankee Stadium ... Started and played 84 minutes in the 1-0 win against Real Salt Lake on Oct. 23 at Soldier Field ... Played 32 minutes in the 4-3 win against FC Cincinnati on Oct. 20 at TQL Stadium ... Played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss to New England on Sept. 22 at Soldier Field and in the 2-0 loss to CF Montréal on Sept. 19 at Stade Saputo ... Started and played 45 minutes in the 2-0 loss to Sporting KC on Sept. 11 at Children’s Mercy Park ... Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 28 at Red Bull Arena ... Started and played 71 minutes in the 1-0 loss to Orlando City on Aug. 21 at Exploria Stadium ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against the Columbus Crew on Aug. 15 at Soldier Field, in the 2-1 win against the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 8 at Soldier Field and in the 0-0 tie with New York City FC on Aug. 4 at Soldier Field ... Assisted on Przemysław Frankowski’s goal in the 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 1 at Subaru Park ... Started and played 82 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Toronto FC on July 24 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes and recorded his third MLS career assist on Gastón Giménez’s goal in the 2-2 tie against D.C. United on July 21 at Soldier Field and in the 5-1 loss to Nashville SC on July 17 at Nissan Stadium ... Scored his second goal of the season to spur the comeback for a 3-1 win against Orlando City SC on July 7 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 3-0 win against Atlanta United FC on July 3 at Soldier Field ... Was named Man of the Match and scored his first goal of the 2021 season in the 3-3 tie with the Philadelphia Union on June 26 at Soldier Field ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati on June 23 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 58 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew on June 19 at Historic Crew Stadium ... Played 90 minutes for the seventh straight game in the 1-0 loss to CF Montréal on May 29 at Soldier Field ... Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against Inter Miami CF on May 22 at Soldier Field, in the 1-0 loss to D.C. United on May 13 at Audi Field, earned Man of the Match Honors and played 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on May 8 at Soldier Field and in the team’s 2-0 loss against New York Red Bulls on May 1 at Red Bull Arena ... Assisted on Luka Stojanović’s goal and earned Man of the Match honors in the 3-1 loss to Atlanta United FC on April 24 ... Assisted on Robert Berić’s goal and went 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie against New England Revolution on April 17 in the Fire’s 2021 Home Opener.

2020 (CHICAGO FIRE): Started all 21 matches in which he played in 2020, finishing the season with two goals and two assists as a defender ... Recorded 76 minutes in the 4-3 loss to New York City FC on Nov. 8 ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with Minnesota United on Nov. 4 ... Scored the game-tying goal and recorded 90 minutes in the 1-1 tie with Nashville SC on Oct. 31 ... Played 72 minutes in the 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Oct. 28 ... Recorded an assist on Robert Berić's goal and played 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie with New York Red Bulls on Oct. 24 ... Registered 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie against Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 17 ... Scored his first MLS goal in the 2-1 win against D.C. United on Oct. 11 ... Logged 73 minutes in the 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on Oct. 7 ... Registered 87 minutes in the 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Oct. 3 ... Started and played 90 minutes for the sixth consecutive match in the 2-0 win against Atlanta United on Sept. 27 ... logged 90 minutes in the 4-0 win against the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 23 ... Registered 85 minutes in the 4-1 loss to Orlando City on Sept. 19 ... went the full 90 minutes against Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 12 ... Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution on Sept. 6 ... Went the full 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sept. 2 ... Played 84 minutes against NYCFC on Aug. 29 ... Recorded an assist and went the full 90 minutes in Chicago Fire FC's 3-0 win against FC Cincinnati on Aug. 25 ... Played the full 90 minutes against Columbus Crew on Aug. 20 ... Started all three Chicago Fire matches in the MLS is Back Tournament and went the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 ... Started his second straight match for the Fire and recording 89 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on July 19 ... Recorded his first start and went the full 90 minutes in his first match with the Chicago Fire FC in the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS is Back Tournament.

How he joined the Club: Acquired via transfer from Górnik Zabrze on February 15, 2020.Sekulić, 28, joins the Fire with an extensive professional career, including 285 appearances across all competitions in Serbia, Slovakia, Bulgaria and, most recently, Poland.

The defender began his career playing for the youth academy at FK Zemun, before joining Grafičar Beograd on loan in 2009. Sekulić spent three seasons with Beograd (2009-2011), making 27 appearances for the club. Following his stint in Serbia, Sekulić spent eight years in Slovakia’s premier division, Slovak Super Liga, with Košice (2011-2015) and Slovan Bratislaca (2015-2018).

During his time in the Slovak Super Liga, the defender made 183 appearances and won the Slovak Cup in 2013-14, 2016-17 and 2017-18. In June 2018, Sekulić signed with Bulgarian First League side CSKA Sofia (2018-2019) and made 12 appearances.

In 2019, Sekulić transferred to the Ekstraklasa league and joined Górnik Zabrze, one of the most successful clubs in Polish football. In two seasons with club, Sekulić made 36 appearances (36 starts) and scored two goals.

At the international level, Sekulić has earned two caps for the Slovakia National Team. Sekulić obtained Slovak citizenship in August 2017. He featured in the 2018 King’s Cup, helping Slovakia win the annual international tournament.

Sekulić will join the Fire for preseason training camp in Los Angeles. He will occupy an international slot on Chicago’s 2020 roster.

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