Ante Jazić

Canada men's national soccer team Hajduk Split NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac

Ante Jazić
Ante Jazic (photo by Djuradj Vujcic).jpg
Jazić in 2012
Personal information
Full name Ante Jazić
Date of birth (1976-02-26) February 26, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Left back
Youth career
1995 Scotia Soccer Club
1996 Dalhousie Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 54 (4)
1999–2000 Hajduk Split 40 (1)
2001–2004 Rapid Vienna 107 (1)
2004–2005 Kuban Krasnodar 11 (0)
2006–2008 Los Angeles Galaxy 44 (0)
2009–2012 Chivas USA 89 (0)
Total 345 (6)
National team
1998–2012 Canada 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 1, 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 1, 2012

Ante Jazić (born February 26, 1976) is a Canadian retired soccer player.[2]

Club career


Growing up in Bedford,[3] Jazić started his soccer career as a youth player for Scotia Soccer Club. As a senior level, he played for one the nation's strongest amateur teams at the time, Halifax King of Donair, and a year with Dalhousie University in which he was named All-Canadian CIAU.


Jazić began his professional career by joining NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac in 1997 after a successful try-out[4] arranged by an uncle in Croatia. After two years with Dragovoljac, he joined Croatian First League club Hajduk Split for the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons.

Jazić then played four seasons with Rapid Vienna in the Austrian Football Bundesliga. He played for FC Kuban Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League in the 2006 season. Kuban were relegated to the Russian First Division for 2005. On June 27, 2006, he signed a contract with Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, where he would spend the next two years.[5][6]

On January 15, 2009, Jazić was traded to Chivas USA along with the Galaxy's 35th- and 49th-overall picks in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for Chivas' second-round pick (19th-overall), which the Galaxy used to select defender A. J. DeLaGarza.[7]

Jazić re-signed with Chivas USA for the 2012 season, his fourth with the club, on December 2, 2011.[8]

Jazić has worked as head coach of the Canada under-15 national team.[9]

International career

He made his debut for Canada in a May 1998 friendly match against Macedonia.

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 June 4, 2008 Sunrise, Florida, United States  Panama 2–2 2–2 Friendly match

Personal life

Jazić is married to Annemarie Dillard Jazic,[10] whose family started Dillard's department stores.



Hajduk Split


  1. ^ "Ante Jazić". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "CanMNT: Retired Canadian int'l, MLS defender Ante Jazic talks challenges abroad for players". Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  3. ^ In Focus: Ante Jazić
  4. ^ All the way from Arkansas: Haligonian Ante Jazic on all things Canadian Premier League
  5. ^ Ante Jažić: Beckham će dnevno zarađivati više nego ostali igrači godišnje
  6. ^ Canadian fullback Ante Jazic rejuvenated in L.A.
  7. ^ "Galaxy's Jazic Traded To Rivals Chivas" Archived January 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, "MLS Daily", January 15, 2009. Retrieved on January 16, 2009.
  8. ^ Adam Serrano (December 2, 2011). "Chivas USA re-sign veteran left back Jazic". Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  9. ^ Former Canadian international Ante Jazic looking to make difference as a coach
  10. ^ "ANNEMARIE CANNELL DILLARD and ANTE JAZIC". Retrieved June 29, 2017.