Dejan Jaković

Jul 16, 1985
Karlovac, CRO
187.5 cm
University Alabama-Birmingham
Where they grew up
Etobicoke, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
41 Appearances
39 Starts
1 Goals
1 Assists


Dejan Jaković

Дејан Јаковић... speaks Serbian, English (as well as a bit of Japanese)... both of his parents were born in Karlovac... he was six years old when his family moved from Karlovac to Etobicoke... grew up participating in soccer and karate... he was six years old when he started playing soccer at Kingsview (house league, with his father as the coach); he was eight years old when he joined Rexdale SC... as a youth, he got a green belt in karate... enjoys relaxing, site seeing, hanging out with friends and family... growing up, favourites included Ronaldo, Alessandro Nesta, Zinédine Zidane...

represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, three editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup, and one edition of Concacaf Nations League Qualifying... career 41 international "A" appearances across 13 years from 2008 to 2020 with Canada Soccer's Men's National Team, including four starts as Canada’s captain...

a Concacaf Champions League finalist with Los Angeles FC (2020)... club career in Canada, USA, Serbia and Japan, including appearances in UEFA Cup and Concacaf Champions League... with Los Angeles FC, an MLS Supporters’ Shield winner (2019)... with D.C. United, a US Soccer Open Cup winner (Lamar Hunt Cup in 2009)...

from the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being “strong on the mark, good (on) aerial play”...

said Dejan of his father, “he played a big role in me playing soccer; I looked up to him and without him I don’t know where I would be; from every single day driving me to training, I really I owe almost everything to him”...

For Country

he was 22 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian program in 2008 with coach Dale Mitchell... finished third with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament...

he was 22 years old when he made his debut for Canada on 30 January 2008... represented Canada in 2008 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for South Africa 2010 (he did not feature)... represented Canada at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was selected to represent Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but missed the tournament because of an injury... represented Canada in 2012 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Brazil 2014... represented Canada at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2015-16 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifiers... represented Canada at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 7 July 2017 in Harrison, NJ, USA (CONCACAF Gold Cup)…

represented Canada in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying...




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