Player Details

Name

Aleksandar Katai

Height

6' 0"

Weight

154 lbs

Date of Birth

2.6.1991 (31)

Birthplace

Srbobran, Serbia

Position

Midfielder

Player Category

International
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

The LA Galaxy signed Aleksandar Katai on Dec. 31, 2019. 

Katai joined the Chicago Fire on loan from Alavés in La Liga in 2018 before being added the club permanently the following season. In two years with Chicago, he made 62 appearances while scoring 18 goals and adding 12 assists, including three game-winning goals and one game-winning assist. Prior to his time in MLS, Katai found success across various teams in Europe, notching 56 goals since 2009. 

The winger originally joined Spain’s Alavés in 2016 and appeared in 23 matches, scoring three goals and adding four assists. Prior to that, Katai was the leading scorer in the Serbian SuperLiga with 21 goals during the 2015-16 season. The Serbian international initially joined Red Star Belgrade on loan for the 2014-15 campaign before securing a transfer in June 2015. He recorded 31 goals and 15 assists in 68 games across all competitions for Red Star.

Katai made his Serbian SuperLiga debut for FK Vojvodina in March 2010. He scored six goals in 29 league appearances before departing for Greece in June 2011, where he joined Superleague side Olympiacos F.C. In his second stint in Serbia, Katai scored six goals in 31 matches from 2011-13. Katai returned to Greece for the 2013-14 season on loan with Platanias F.C. where he scored eight goals in 24 appearances.

Born in Srbobran, Serbia, Katai made his senior international debut on Nov. 13, 2015 in a friendly against the Czech Republic. Katai has since earned nine total caps for Serbia.

LA Galaxy vs Orlando City SC

LA Galaxy vs Orlando City SC

The LA Galaxy return to Dignity Health Sports Park in a Saturday matinee against Orlando City SC at 12:30 p.m. on March 19.