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Hungary’s Nemanja Nikolics Named MLS’s “Newcomer Of The Year” By ESPN

By Tamás Székely // 2017.07.05.

US sports magazine has handed out the Midseason MLS Awards and Chicago Fire’s Serbian-born Hungarian international striker Nemanja Nikolics has been named the “newcomer of the year”.

nobody has been as prolific as Nikolic, who has a genuine shot to break the league’s all-time single-season goal-scoring record of 27. The Serbian, who came to Chicago from Legia Warsaw this past December, has netted 16 times in 18 games, including five in his last four and two on Saturday night against Vancouver (ESPN)

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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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