Player Details

Name

Ranko Veselinovic

Height

6' 2"

Weight

170 lbs

Date of Birth

3.24.1999 (22)

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from FK Vojvodina and signed using Allocation Money on Oct. 18, 2020, after initial loan deal was made permanent.

Veselinovic is a center back who is good in the air, fast and comfortable moving the ball into the midfield after winning possession. He made16 starts in 18 league appearances as part of the 'Caps young backline, adapting quickly with the pace and style of MLS. He finished tied for third across MLS with 22 blocks, and in the top 20 with 78 clearances in 2020.

INTERNATIONAL: Veselinović has represented his country at the U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels. Most recently, he started both 2021 UEFA European U-21 Championship qualifying matches last November.

OUTSIDE MLS: Veselinović played his entire career with his hometown club FK Vojvodina. A member of the youth academy since 2011, Veselinović made his first team debut on September 16, 2017 and signed his first professional contract on October 27, 2017. This season in Serbia, Veselinović was named team captain in the summer, had started 19 of the first 20 matches, and helped his side reach third overall in the league prior to the winter break. In total, the 6-foot-2 centre back has made 64 first team appearances in official competition with FK Vojvodina.

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