Player Details

Name

Luka Stojanovic

Pronunciation

(Stoh-YAH-no-vich)

Height

6' 2"

Weight

183 lbs

Date of Birth

1.4.1994 (27)

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

2021 (CHICAGO FIRE): Came on for Boris Sekulić and played the final eight minutes of the 2-1 loss to Toronto FC on July 24 at Soldier Field ... Played 23 minutes in the 5-1 loss to Nashville SC on July 17 at Nashville SC ... Came on as a sub in the final minutes of the 3-0 win against Atlanta United FC on July 3 at Soldier Field, helping to secure the shutout ... Started and played 63 minutes in the 3-3 tie with the Philadelphia Union on June 26 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati on June 23 at Soldier Field ... Played 45 minutes in the 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew on June 19 at Historic Crew Stadium ... Started and played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss to CF Montréal on May 29 at Soldier Field ... Scored the game-winning goal in the team’s first win of the season after coming on as a sub for Homegrown player Brian Gutiérrez in the 59th minute. His team-leading third goal of the season secured the 1-0 win against Inter Miami CF on May 22 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 57 minutes in the 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on May 8 at Soldier Field ... Started and played 61 minutes in the 2-0 loss against New York Red Bulls on May 1 at Red Bull Arena ... Scored in his second consecutive MLS game in the 3-1 loss to Atlanta United on April 24 ... After undergoing MCL surgery in 2020, Stojanović returned in style, scoring his first MLS goal in his home debut at Soldier Field in the 2-2 tie with New England Revolution on April 17. Stojanović also recorded an assist on Robert Berić’s goal.

2020 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded his first start in the 2-0 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 19, but was forced to sub out in the 45th minute with an MCL injury ... Came in during the second half and recorded his first 15 minutes on the field for the Chicago Fire FC against the Seattle Sounders FC in the first game of the MLS is Back Tournament.

How he joined the Club: Acquired via transfer from Serbian Superliga club FK Čukarički on February 20, 2020.

Stojanović, 26, joins the Fire with 186 professional appearances across all competitions since making his debut in 2012. The midfielder comes to Chicago after spending the past three seasons in the top division in Serbia with FK Čukarički. During his time with Čukarički, Stojanović made 73 appearances, including four appearances in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League, and scored 23 goals across all competitions. During the last two seasons with Čukarički, Stojanović has produced double-digit goals across all competitions, tallying 11 goals in 2018-19 and 12 goals in 25 appearances in 2019-20.

Stojanović originally began his professional career in Portugal with Sporting CP’s reserve team in 2012 at just 18-years-old. After tallying 22 appearances in two years with Sporting CP B, Stojanović signed with Greek first division club Apollon Limassol FC, where he scored 10 goals in 57 appearances across two seasons. Additionally, in his final season with the club, Stojanović helped lead Apollon to first place in the 2015-16 Cypriot Cup.

Following his time in Greece, Stojanović joined Royal Excel Mouscron in the Belgian first division. In two seasons with Mouscron, the midfielder made 30 appearances, including six in the UEFA Europa League Playoffs, and scored four goals. Stojanović then spent part of the 2017-18 season on loan with Royal Antwerp FC in Belgium, before permanently joining Čukarički.

Stojanović will occupy an international slot on Chicago’s 2020 roster.

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