Player Details

Name

Robert Beric

Pronunciation

Beh-rich

Height

6' 2"

Weight

183 lbs

Date of Birth

6.17.1991 (30)

Birthplace

Krsko, Slovenia

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Both

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

Designated Player
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed via transfer from Saint-Etienne on Jan. 18, 2020.

Berić, 29, picked up where he left off in Europe, where he scored 122 goals, including 12 goals in the UEFA Europa League and four in the UEFA Champions League in more than 330 appearances in the top divisions in Slovenia, Austria and France. Among the league leaders with 12 goals in 2020, Beric didn't just score goals, he scored timely ones. All but two of his goals either pulled his team within one, tied the game or put Chicago in front. 

INTERNATIONAL: Berić has earned 25 caps for the Slovenia national team, producing goals in UEFA Euro qualification (2016) and in the UEFA Nations League (2018-19).

OUTSIDE MLS: After beginning his career in Slovenia, Beric was eventually transferred to the Austrian Bundesliga, where he featured first for Strum Graz and then Rapid Vienna. His most productive season came in Vienna, when he scored 27 goals in 33 league appearances. He later moved on to Saint-Etienne, where he scored 26 goals across portions of five Ligue 1 seasons. While at Saint-Etienne, he also had a brief loan spell at Anderlecht in Belgium.

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