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Jovan Bubonja
Jovan Bubonja

Hometown:
Belgrade, Serbia

High School:
VI Belgrade

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Goalkeeper

Club Team:
BPI Pekar



Career Statistics

  Season                GP  Minutes    GA  GaAvg Saves Save%   W   L   T  Sho
2006................ 21 1930:15 8 0.37 76 .905 12 3 5 10
2007................ 24 2258:21 14 0.56 55 .797 12 5 6 12
2008................ 21 1993:12 14 0.63 57 .803 12 3 6 10
2009................ 18 1740:42 21 1.09 55 .724 6 6 6 7
TOTAL............... 84 7922:30 57 0.65 243 .810 42 17 23 39


Career
  • Most decorated player in UIC history
  • First two-time All-American in team history (2007, 2008)
  • Three-time NSCAA/adidas All-Great Lakes Region First Team (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Three-time All-Horizon League First Team selection (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Finished career with goals-against average of 0.35 in NCAA postseason, allowing just three goals in eight career NCAA tournament matches
  • Set school record for career wins by a goalkeeper with 42 victories
  • Holds the best career goals-against average in school history at 0.65
  • Ranks third in school history for career saves (243)
  • Set UIC career shutout record with 39 clean sheets
  • Only goalkeeper in UIC history with three seasons of double-digit shutouts, including school record 12 in 2007
  • Owns the top three single-season goals-against averages in school history, including UIC-best 0.37 in 2006

    2009

  • adidas Major League Soccer Combine participant
  • Named to College Soccer News Team of the Decade Third Team
  • One of just two goalkeepers named to Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List
  • College Soccer News Preseason First Team All-American

    2008

  • NSCAA/adidas First Team All-American
  • College Soccer NewsFirst Team All-American
  • Joined teammate Baggio Husidic as first First Team All-Americans in team history
  • First unanimous First Team All-American in team history
  • Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy semifinalist
  • NSCAA/adidas All-Great Lakes Region First Team
  • First UIC player ever named to Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List
  • Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year
  • All-Horizon League First Team
  • Ranked 18th in the country in goals-against average (0.65)
  • Recorded shutouts in NCAA tournament starts against Dayton on Nov. 21 and No. 4 Michigan State on Nov. 25, making key penalty kick stops in both contests to help Flames advance
  • College Soccer News Preseason First Team All-American
  • Soccer America Preseason Second Team All-American

    2007

  • College Soccer News Second Team All-American
  • Soccer America Second Team MVP
  • UMBRO/Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Year
  • NSCAA/adidas All-Great Lakes Region First Team
  • Horizon League All-Tournament Team after surrendering just one goal on a penalty kick in three tournament matches
  • All-Horizon League First Team
  • Ranked ninth nationally and first in the Horizon League with a 0.56 goals-against average
  • Blanked Northwestern and Creighton in the NCAA tournament to help UIC advance to the first quarterfinal appearance in school history
  • College Soccer News Preseason Third Team All-American
  • MajorLeagueSoccer Magazine Preseason All-American

    2006

  • NSCAA/adidas All-Great Lakes Region First Team
  • Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year
  • All-Horizon League First Team
  • College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team
  • Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Fourth Team
  • Horizon League All-Newcomer Team
  • Ranked fourth in the nation with a 0.373 goals-against average
  • Helped UIC rank as the nation's top defense by posting the fourth-best team goals-against average in NCAA history (0.36)
  • Ranked third nationally in save percentage (.905)
  • Also helped the Flames earn NCAA team statistical title in save percentage with a .908, an NCAA all-time best

    2005

  • Sat out season as medical redshirt to recover from surgery to repair a torn ACL

    Personal

  • Attended VI Belgradian High School
  • Played for BPI Pekar club for coach Boban Zivkovic
  • Appeared in 40 matches (17 official and 23 friendly) with the U-16 and U-17 Serbia and Montenegro National teams
  • Born September 29, 1986
  • Son of Branko and Branka Bubonja
  • Earned Bachelor's Degree from UIC with double-major in criminal justice and sociology
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