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Ilija Ilic

ILIJA ILIC
14 Forward
Date of Birth: 4/26/1991
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
Previous club/team: Young Harris College
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 185 pounds

2017: After serving as a reserve the last two years, Ilic received his first start June 3 in a 4-4 draw at Charleston. He returned to the lineup sheet July 1 in a win over Ottawa Fury FC and scored goals in consecutive games after that, with an equalizer off a rebound July 8 at Charleston and a cheeky penalty kick July 15 against FC Cincinnati...Ilic scored his third goal of the season against Harrisburg in the 13th minute. The forward is also tied for third in assists for the team as of Sept. 9.

2016: Ilic appeared in 13 games for LouCity, fewer than as a rookie, but doubled his scoring output, netting 2 shots on the season. He scored in a 4-1 home win on April 9 against Orlando City B and added another goal in a 5-1 win Sept. 17 at Saint Louis FC.

2015: Signed March 27, a day before LouCity’s inaugural opener, Ilic went on to appear in 19 games as a backup to eventual USL MVP Matt Fondy. Ilic, a well-regarded forward, broke through to score his first career goal Sept. 4 in a 4-0 home win over the Harrisburg City Islanders. Eight of his 17 shots were on frame.

Before Louisville City: Attended Division II school Young Harris College in Georgia, where he scored 64 goals in 72 appearances, finishing his senior season with 27 goals. Ilic set the school record for most points in single season on his way to being named NCAA Division II player of the year in 2014. He also spent time with USL PDL side Ocala Stampede, scoring 8 goals in 13 appearances for the club.