FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have acquired 22-year-old goalkeeper Djordje Petrović (pronounced JOR-jay PET-tro-VICH) from Serbian SuperLiga club FK Čukarički for an undisclosed fee. New England signed Petrović to a three-year MLS contract with an additional one-year option, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
“Djordje is a welcomed addition to our roster. He is a young goalkeeper with excellent physical qualities and potential,” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “His play in the Serbian SuperLiga has been impressive, and we feel he has a great future with our club.”
DJORDJE PETROVIĆ AT A GLANCE:
- Serbian goalkeeper played 86 games with 33 clean sheets and a 0.99 goals-against average across all competitions over three seasons with FK Čukarički.
- Made senior international debut for Serbia in January 2021, keeping a clean sheet in a friendly against the Dominican Republic.
- Posted a 20-7-7 record and 18 clean sheets in 2020-21, his first full professional campaign as Čukarički’s starting goalkeeper.
- Developed in the FK Čukarički Academy, featuring for the club’s Under-19 side in the 2017-18 Serbian Youth League season.
Petrović, a native of Požarevac, Serbia, has registered 86 appearances with 33 clean sheets and a goals-against average of 0.99 in three seasons with FK Čukarički, which currently sits third in the Serbian top-flight table. Petrović, who also started four times in UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifiers, kept the net intact in 30 of his 78 Serbian SuperLiga starts. During his first full season as the starting goalkeeper in 2020-21, Petrović posted a 20-7-7 record with 18 clean sheets. He began his senior career in ahead of the 2019-20 season, going an unbeaten 5-0-2 in his first seven starts, after developing in the Čukarički Academy.
On the international stage, Petrović owns one appearance for the Serbia Men’s National team, collecting a clean sheet in his senior debut in a friendly against the Dominican Republic on Jan. 25, 2021. His youth national team career includes one appearance in UEFA European U-21 Championship Qualifying, where he posted a 1-0 shutout against Poland on Oct. 9, 2020.
New England resumes the 2022 MLS campaign with a nationally televised match at Inter Miami CF this Saturday, April 9 at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The 3:00 p.m. ET kickoff airs on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and locally on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese).
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution acquired 22-year-old goalkeeper Djordje Petrović (pronounced JOR-jay PET-tro-VICH) from Serbian SuperLiga club FK Čukarički for an undisclosed fee and signed him to a three-year MLS contract with a one-year club option, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Full Name: Djordje Petrović
Pronunciation: JOR-jay PET-tro-VICH
Hometown: Požarevac, Serbia
Date of Birth: October 8, 1999 (Požarevac, Serbia)
Last Club: FK Čukarički
Other Pro Experience: IMT Belgrade (2018-19)
How Acquired: Transferred from FK Čukarički and signed to a three-year MLS contract with a one-year option on April 6, 2022.