HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Legia Warsaw on December 20, 2016.
PRONUNCIATION: nay-mon-yuh nee-co-litch
A prolific striker in Europe, Nikolic joins the Fire prior to the 2017 season to help jumpstart an attack that scored 42 goals in 2016. The Hungarian's pace and ability to finish should make him a contender for Newcomer of the Year.
INTERNATIONAL: Nikolic made his international debut for Hungary in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against the Netherlands on Oct. 11, 2013. He scored his first international goal three days later in a 2-0 qualifying win over Andorra. Nikolic has since scored three goals in 23 appearances for his side.
OUTSIDE MLS: Nikolic joins the Fire from defending Ekstraklasa champions Legia Warsaw in the Polish top flight. Since 2015, Nikolic has appeared in 56 league matches and scored 41 goals for The Wojskowi. Prior to his move to Poland, Nikolic plied his trade in Hungary with Videoton from 2010-15, where the 28-year-old scored 87 goals in 149 league matches. In 2006 he made the jump to Hungary and began his professional career with Barcs, where he scored three goals in 19 appearances. During the 2007-08 season he scored 11 goals in 14 appearances for Kaposvolgye. Nikolic added 30 goals to his career tally in 49 appearances for Kaposvar before joining Videoton in 2010.