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Legion FC Signs Croatian Center Forward Edi Horvat

January 11, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Birmingham Legion FC News Release

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of center forward Edi Horvat, pending the finalization of a P1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

"We are excited to add Edi to our attacking group," said Jay Heaps, Legion FC President & General Manager. "He is a natural forward with speed, strength, and the upside and ability to be a dangerous goal scorer in our league."

Horvat most recently competed for Slovenian Second Tier side NK Fužinar, where his seven goals were tied for seventh in the league through the first half of the season. He also added five assists in those 16 appearances this season, and his eight goals in 22 games last season were good for top 15 in the league.

The Croat kicked off his professional career as an 18-year-old playing for NK Aluminij Kidrièevo in the Prva Liga, the Slovenian First Tier, and then he transferred to NK Brežice 1919 where he scored five goals in 21 appearances across two seasons. Before moving to Slovenia, Horvat recorded 16 goals in 20 games playing in his home country for the Inter Zaprešić Under-19s.

Transaction: Birmingham Legion FC signed forward Edi Horvat on January 11, 2022.

Player Profile:

Name: Edi Horvat

Position: Center Forward

Height: 6' 1"

Weight: 176 lbs.

Birthdate: November 29, 1998 (age: 23)

Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia

Citizenship: Croatian

Previous Club: NK Fužinar (Druga Liga - Slovenian Second Tier)

Instagram: @edihorvat_

Horvat and his new teammates will kick off the 2022 season at home on Sunday, March 13 at 4:00pm at the new home of Legion FC, Protective Stadium, and season tickets are available now! Find more info at

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