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New York City Acquires Defender Strahinja Tanasijević from FK Spartak Subotica

February 5, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
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New York City FC have bolstered their defensive ranks with the signing of Strahinja Tanasijević from Serbian side FK Spartak Subotica. Tanasijević will join the Club upon receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa and has signed a contract through the 2025 MLS season with options until 2027.

The 26-year-old arrives in New York having played 17 matches for FK Spartak Subotica in the Serbian Super Liga. The versatile defender, who can play at center back and right back, tallied more than 1,400 minutes for his former club, providing one assist during that time.

"We would like to welcome Strahinja to New York. He's an experienced player who will bolster our backline and give us more depth and competition," said Sporting Director David Lee. "Strahinja is quick, aggressive and can play a high line, which suits our style of play. He's a player who is entering the prime of his career and know he's excited about the opportunity to play in Major League Soccer."

In addition to his time in the Serbian Super Liga, Strahinja has also gained playing experience in Italy and France. The right-footed defender has appeared in both Serie A and the UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifiers.

"I'm honored to join New York City FC. I'm excited to continue my journey in one of the world's most iconic cities, playing for one of the most iconic clubs," Defender Strahinja Tanasijević said. "I'm focused on contributing to this season's success and adding to the team's dynamic energy. I want to bring my experience and help this team compete for trophies. I can't wait to play in New York City in front of our passionate fans."

Transaction: New York City FC acquires Defender Strahinja Tanasijević from Serbian side FK Spartak Subotica through 2025 with options through 2027.

Name: Strahinja Tanasijević

Position: Defender

Date of Birth: June 12, 1997

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 161lb

Hometown: Mladenovac, FR Yugoslavia

Acquired From: FK Spartak Subotica

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