Stefan Antonijevic

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Stefan Antonijevic
Personal information
Full name Stefan Zelimir Antonijevic
Date of birth (1989-01-24) January 24, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 5
Youth career
2008 Chicago Fire
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Marquette Golden Eagles 16 (1)
2009–2011 Valparaiso Crusaders 54 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Vermont Voltage 13 (1)
2013–2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 39 (0)
2015– Tampa Bay Rowdies 21 (1)
National team
2008 Serbia U19 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 16, 2015.

Stefan Zelimir Antonijevic (born January 24, 1989) is a Serbian-American footballer who currently plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League.


Youth and college[edit]

Antonijevic began his college soccer career at Marquette University in 2007,[1] before transferring to Valparaiso University in 2009. In 2008, Antonijevic played for the Chicago Fire SC youth team that won the national USL Super-20 championship.[2]


On January 17, 2012 Antonijevic was selected by Sporting Kansas City in the 3rd round (No. 43 overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft.[3]

After trialling in Serbia and Croatia, Antonijevic returned to the United States and signed for NASL club Fort Lauderdale Strikers on March 27, 2013.[4]

Antonijevic moved to rival Florida club Tampa Bay Rowdies on January 7, 2015.[5] Antonijevic played 1,823 minutes in 21 games for the Rowdies in 2015 and was named to the NASL Team of the Week four times, more often than any other Rowdies player. On December 22, 2015, the Rowdies signed the towering center back to a fresh contract good through the 2016 season, with an option for 2017.[6]