Player Details


Dejan Jakovic


6' 2"


179 lbs

Date of Birth

7.16.1985 (38)


Karlovac, Canada



Position Detail


Preferred Side




Roster Category

Career Summary


Signed on February 5, 2018. 



2018 (Los Angeles Football Club): 

  • Started 13 of 15 regular season appearances (1,147 minutes played).  

  • Reached 100 MLS appearances in 5-1 win at Real Salt Lake on March 10. 

  • Reached 100 MLS starts in 2-1 loss at the Portland Timbers on May 19. 

  • Appeared in three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches, starting one, and adding one assist.  

2017 (New York Cosmos, NASL):  

  • Appeared in 22 matches, tallying one goal and two assists. 

2014 – 2016 (Shimizu S-Pulse, J1 League) 

  • 41 J-League appearances, 40 starts 

  • 8 domestic cup appearances, all starts. 

  • Earned promotion to first-tier in 2016. 

2013 (D.C. United):  

  • Saw action in 18 games (17 starts), logging 1,575 minutes. 

2012 (D.C. United):  

  • Made 23 appearances (21 starts) and tallied his first MLS goal in United’s 3-2 win over the New England Revolution on May 26. 

2011 (D.C. United):  

  • Appeared in 15 matches, all starts, for a total of 1,324 minutes. 

  • Suffered season-ending hamstring injury against the Chicago Fire on Aug. 18. 

 2010 (D.C. United):  

  • Ranked fifth on the team in minutes played with 1,624 for the season in 19 matches (18 starts).  

 2009 (D.C. United): 

  • Appeared in 23 games, all starts. 

  • Logged 2,070 minutes during his first MLS season.  

2008 (Red Star Belgrade, Serbian Superliga): 

  • Trialed with Red Star Belgrade of the Serbian Superliga. 

  • Signed on June 30. 

  • Made three starts during the 2008-09 league campaign and two additional starts in UEFA Cup play. 



  • Earned Canadian National Team senior debut on Jan. 30, 2008 in a win over Martinique. 

  • Made three appearances during the Gold Cup tournament in 2009. 

  • Earned 40 senior caps, with appearances at the 2009, 2015 and 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cups. 



2007 (Senior):  

  • Led UAB with six goals and contributed one assist in 14 games (13 starts). 

  • All-Conference USA First Team and NSCAA All-Region First Team. 

  • Selected to the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy watch list.  

  2006 (Sophomore):  

  • Became the eighth player in program history to earn First-Team All-Region honors. 

  • First Team All-Conference USA. 

  • Finished the season by accounting for one goal and four assists. 

  • Ranked fourth on the squad in assists and tied for fifth on the team with six points during the season. 

 2005 (Freshman):  

  • Recorded three shots, all on goal, for the year. 

  • Missed just 11 minutes of play in 17 matches played. 

  • Second-team All-Conference USA defender. 



  • Speaks Serbian, English, and a bit of Japanese. 

  • Grew up participating in karate.  

  • Favorite musical artist is J. Cole.  

  • Favorite food is Italian.  

  • Favorite sport other than soccer is basketball.  

  • Was six years old when his family moved from Karlovac, CRO to Etobicoke, ON, CAN. 

  • Follow Dejan on Twitter @DejanJakovic and Instagram @dejanjakovic.