Dejan Jaković

Dejan Jaković
Dejan Jaković
Dejan Jaković
Dejan Jaković
HT: 6' 2" WT: 176
Age: 35 (16/07/1985)
Karlovac, Yugoslavia
Karlovac, Yugoslavia


Signed on February 5, 2018. 



2018 (Los Angeles Football Club): 

  • Started 13 of 15 regular season appearances (1,147 minutes played).  

  • Reached 100 MLS appearances in 5-1 win at Real Salt Lake on March 10. 

  • Reached 100 MLS starts in 2-1 loss at the Portland Timbers on May 19. 

  • Appeared in three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches, starting one, and adding one assist.  

2017 (New York Cosmos, NASL):  

  • Appeared in 22 matches, tallying one goal and two assists. 

2014 – 2016 (Shimizu S-Pulse, J1 League) 

  • 41 J-League appearances, 40 starts 

  • 8 domestic cup appearances, all starts. 

  • Earned promotion to first-tier in 2016. 

2013 (D.C. United):  

  • Saw action in 18 games (17 starts), logging 1,575 minutes. 

2012 (D.C. United):  

  • Made 23 appearances (21 starts) and tallied his first MLS goal in United’s 3-2 win over the New England Revolution on May 26. 

2011 (D.C. United):  

  • Appeared in 15 matches, all starts, for a total of 1,324 minutes. 

  • Suffered season-ending hamstring injury against the Chicago Fire on Aug. 18. 

 2010 (D.C. United):  

  • Ranked fifth on the team in minutes played with 1,624 for the season in 19 matches (18 starts).  

 2009 (D.C. United): 

  • Appeared in 23 games, all starts. 

  • Logged 2,070 minutes during his first MLS season.  

2008 (Red Star Belgrade, Serbian Superliga): 

  • Trialed with Red Star Belgrade of the Serbian Superliga. 

  • Signed on June 30. 

  • Made three starts during the 2008-09 league campaign and two additional starts in UEFA Cup play. 



  • Earned Canadian National Team senior debut on Jan. 30, 2008 in a win over Martinique. 

  • Made three appearances during the Gold Cup tournament in 2009. 

  • Earned 40 senior caps, with appearances at the 2009, 2015 and 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cups. 



2007 (Senior):  

  • Led UAB with six goals and contributed one assist in 14 games (13 starts). 

  • All-Conference USA First Team and NSCAA All-Region First Team. 

  • Selected to the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy watch list.  

  2006 (Sophomore):  

  • Became the eighth player in program history to earn First-Team All-Region honors. 

  • First Team All-Conference USA. 

  • Finished the season by accounting for one goal and four assists. 

  • Ranked fourth on the squad in assists and tied for fifth on the team with six points during the season. 

 2005 (Freshman):  

  • Recorded three shots, all on goal, for the year. 

  • Missed just 11 minutes of play in 17 matches played. 

  • Second-team All-Conference USA defender. 



  • Speaks Serbian, English, and a bit of Japanese. 

  • Grew up participating in karate.  

  • Favorite musical artist is J. Cole.  

  • Favorite food is Italian.  

  • Favorite sport other than soccer is basketball.  

  • Was six years old when his family moved from Karlovac, CRO to Etobicoke, ON, CAN. 

  • Follow Dejan on Twitter @DejanJakovic and Instagram @dejanjakovic. 

Read More


2020Los Angeles FC1512110300317020
2019Los Angeles FC3201810001010
2018Los Angeles FC1513011470308021
2013D.C. United18170157501018130
2012D.C. United23211186102219040
2011D.C. United15150132402118031
2010D.C. United19180162403114011
2009D.C. United23230207004023060
View More