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Chicago Fire’s Hungarian Striker Nemanja Nikolics Scores 10 In 11 Games To Lead MLS In Goals

By Tamás Székely // 2017.05.23.

Since his arrival in January, Chicago Fire’s Hungarian international Nemanja Nikolics has proved his worth in the US soccer championship, storming to the top of the MLS scoring charts with 10 goals in 11 games.

Nikolics had his second brace of the season in a 3-0 rout of the Colorado Rapids last Wednesday:

The Hungarian has remained on the top of the scoring list despite an unbelievable miss after a sensational pass by team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger against D.C. United last Saturday:

Nikolic joined Chicago Fire from Legia Warsaw, where he has appeared in 56 league matches and scored 41 goals. The 29-year-old striker finished the 2015-16 season as the Polish league’s leading scorer, garnering him Player of the Year honors.

Prior to his move to Poland, Nikolics plied his trade in Hungary with Videoton FC from 2010-15, where he scored 87 goals in 149 league matches. The league’s top scorer in 2010, Nikolic also led his side to the Hungarian title in 2011 and 2015. Nikolic additionally scored 34 goals in 68 domestic cup matches with Videoton.

Born in Zenta, Serbia, Nemanja Nikolics spent time as a youth player with the local team, however, he began his professional career with Barcs in Hungary. Nikolic made his international debut for Hungary in October 2013, since he has scored three goals in 23 appearances for the national team.

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