Aleksandar Katai

Aleksandar Katai
Aleksandar Katai
Aleksandar Katai
Midfielder
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Real Name: Aleksandar Katai
HT: 6' 0" WT: 155
International
Age: 27 (02/06/1991)
Hometown: Srbobran, Serbia

How he joined the club: Signed on loan from La Liga’s Deportivo Alaves on Feb. 6, 2018.

2017-18 (DEPORTIVO ALAVES): Three La Liga appearances, each as a substitute. Copa del Rey: One appearance off the bench.

2016-17 (DEPORTIVO ALAVES): Joined the club on a transfer from Red Star Belgrade on 8/31. Katai appeared in 20 La Liga games, scored three goals and had three assists in his debut season for Los Babazorros. Made his first appearance off the bench against Deportivo de la Coruna on 9/19. He earned his first assist one match later against Valencia CF on 9/22, and scored his first goal against that same team on 2/25. Copa del Rey: Katai appeared in each of Deportivo Alaves’ first six Copa del Rey matches, helping them reach the finals where they ultimately fell 3-1 against FC Barcelona.

2016-17 (RED STAR BELGRADE): Did not appear in a SuperLiga match before his transfer to Deportivo Alaves on 8/31. UEFA Champions League Qualification: Scored in back-to-back-to-back games while helping Red Star advance to the third round of qualification. Europa League Qualification: Played 90 minutes in both of Red Star’s matches against Italian side US Sassuolo. Katai scored Red Star’s lone goal in a 4-1 aggregate defeat against Sassuolo.

2015-16 (RED STAR BELGRADE): Joined Red Star Belgrade on a free transfer on 7/1. Led his team and the league with 21 regular season goals. Katai was also tied for fourth in the league with nine assists. His performance helped Red Star Belgrade earn the league’s lone spot for the UEFA Champions League Second Round Qualifiers. Katai had three multi-goal and two multi-assist performances during the season. He scored in four-consecutive matches from 8/9 to 8/23 and then scored in three-straight from 9/26 to 10/17. He closed the season on a tear with six goals in his final three games, including a hat trick against FK Borac Kakak on 5/18. Kup Srbije: Scored two goals in his lone tournament appearance, a 3-1 win against FK Backa on 10/28.

2014-15 (FK OLYMPIAKOS): Did not appear in a match for FK Olympiakos. Red Star Belgrade: Joined Red Star Belgrade on loan from FK Olympiakos on 8/31. Had two goals and four assists in 20 SuperLiga appearances. Each of his marks on the scoresheet came in wins, including goals against OFK Beograd on 11/29 and FK Jagodina on 3/1 as well as multi-assist games versus FK Vojvodina Novi Sad on 3/7 and FK Rad on 5/3. Kup Srbije: Appeared in both of Red Star’s tournament appearances as they reached the Round of 16. Europa League Qualification: Recorded one assist in two games as Red Star fell 4-1 on aggregate against Kazakhstan’s Kairat Almaty.

2013-14 (FK OLYMPIAKOS): Did not appear in a match for FK Olympiakos. Platanias Chania: Joined Platanias Chania on loan on 8/31. Scored eight goals and had five assists during Super League play. Katai had a brace against APO Levadiakos on 3/26, and recorded a goal and an assist in three other matches. Kypello Elladas: Appeared in both of Platanias Chania’s tournament matches.

2012-13 (FK OLYMPIAKOS): Did not appear in a match for FK Olympiakos. FK Vojvodina Novi Sad: Joined FK Vojvodina Novi Sad on loan on 8/31. Katai scored five goals in 20 league appearances, including a brace against FK Donji Srem Pecinci on 3/19. Kup Srbije: Katai appeared in five of the team’s six tournament games, including a 65-minute shift in the final against FK Jagodina on 5/8; FK Vojvodina ultimately lost that final 1-0.

2011-12 (FK OLYMPIAKOS): Joined the club on a transfer on 7/1. Did not appear in a match for FK Olympiakos. OFI Crete: Joined OFI Crete on loan on 8/1. Appeared in two matches off the bench. FK Vojvodina Novi Sad: Joined on loan on 1/31, and had one goal and one assist in 11 SuperLiga matches. Kup Srbije: Appeared in both of FK Vojvodina’s matches.

2010-11 (FK VOJVODINA NOVI SAD): Recorded three goals and three assists in 23 SuperLiga matches. Kup Srbije: Scored one goal in three tournament games. That goal was the series-clincher against FK Sloboda Uzice in the semifinals. FK Vojvodina ultimately fell in the final 3-0 against FK Partizan Belgrade.

2009-10 (FK VOJVODINA NOVI SAD): Scored three goals in six games during his debut professional season. Made his first appearance for the club off the bench against FK Cukaricki on 3/14. Katai bagged his first goal against Mladi Radnik Pozarevac on 4/21, and scored a brace in his first start – a 7-0 rout of FK Napredak Krusevac to close the season on 5/16.

INTERNATIONAL (SERBIA): Katai has six caps during his national team career. His debut came on 11/13/15 with a 31-minute shift off the bench against Czech republic in a friendly. 2017: On the bench for Group D UEFA World Cup Qualification against Wales on 6/11, but did not make an appearance. 2016: Appeared in each of Serbia’s Group D UEFA World Cup Qualification matches. Katai had an assist in a 3-0 win against Moldova on 10/6, his first with the Serbian squad. Katai also started and played 69 minutes in a friendly against Ukraine on 11/15. 2015: Played 31 minutes off the bench in a 4-1 loss against Czech Republic on 11/13.

YOUTH (FK VOJVODINA): Katai played for FK Vojvodina’s youth team from 2002-09.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2018Chicago Fire332712242859741391760
Career Totals-332712242859741391760
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