Nikola Katic

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Nikola Katic
Personal information
Full name Nikola Katic
Date of birth (1986-06-01) June 1, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Makarska, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2005–2006 ICC Cougars
2007–2008 Western Illinois Leathernecks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Chicago Fire Premier 10 (0)
2008 Springfield Demize 9 (0)
2009–2014 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 72 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 16, 2014

Nikola Katic (born June 1, 1986 in Makarska) is a former Croatian footballer who currently is the assistant head coach for Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the USL.



Katic came to the United States from his native Croatia in 2005 to attend Illinois Central College, where he majored in marketing and was a two year starter and captain. In 2006, he was honored as an NJCAA All American after he scored five goals and had eight assists.

In 2007, he transferred to Western Illinois University, where he was selected to the Comfort Inn & Suites All-Tournament Team, and was named the team’s newcomer of the year. In 2008, Katic was named to the Country Inn Green Bay Nike Soccer Classic All Tournament team. He was also selected to the All-Summit League Second Team, named to the All-Summit league All-Tournament Team and to the NSCAA/Adidas All-Midwest Region Team.

During his college years Katic also played in the USL Premier Development League with both Chicago Fire Premier and Springfield Demize.


Katic turned professional in 2009 when he signed with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds upon their return to the USL Second Division. He made his professional debut on May 30, 2009 in a 3-1 win over the Wilmington Hammerheads.[1]


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